Record number of concealed carry licenses issued

Ohio issued almost 97,000 new licenses and more than 48,000 renewal licenses in 2013 for a total of 145,342.
Associated Press
Mar 2, 2014

Ohio’s attorney general reported more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2013 for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004.

According to a report issued Friday by Attorney General Mike DeWine, statistics show county sheriffs in Ohio issued almost 97,000 new licenses and more than 48,000 renewal licenses in 2013 for a total of 145,342. The previous record for total licenses issued was in 2012, when almost 77,000 were issued.

The attorney general’s office said it compiles an annual report required by law on the number of licenses issued each year. Each county sheriff must report concealed handgun license statistics quarterly to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission within DeWine’s office.


Erie County Resident

No surprise here. People are waking up to what is going on around them.

Erie County Resident

No surprise here. People are waking up to what is going on around them.

Dwight K.

Hope you don't see an increase of accidental injuries


i would guess there is double that amount that are gun owners that wont get a CCW, because its really not needed.

Darwin's choice

More like triple, and probably more. Obama has done more for gun sales than big dog has for kibble.


Actually, it wasn't Obama. It was the extreme rightwingnuts and NRA, who started a campaign of misinformation that Obama was going to take away their guns. Racism and paranoia have been used to great effect by gun manufacturers and the NRA to advance their cause.


Their 'cause'......
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."


Uhm, Coaster? Four words: UN Small Arms Treaty. Read it. And THEN try to pretend this administration isn't interested in confiscating personal firearms!


The Republicans started the NRA to help the blacks to get guns and learn how to shoot them when the democrats came at night to rape their women, burn their homes and hang the father. Now what did you say about the wingnuts Coaster?

Heres are the facts.

I like this one portion where Costa from NBC said the NRA is the new KKK, but the facts are this:

On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)

The truth is the Republicans were the ones to help the slaves escape, fought for the freedoms of the slaves, started the NRA, United Negro College Fund for higher levels of education for the blacks, started the NAACP, but then the Democrats learned how to swindle the blacks into thinking that the Democrats are their friends by giving them money instead of trades and opportunities. Believe what you want but many blacks across the country are listening to black leaders who are telling this very story, and you racist blacks who spew lies about history are going to be exposed for what they are, opportunists like Jackson who make millions on the black races hatred towards a ghost enemy.

Just imagine if the Democrats had a list of gun owners, they would have gone to every Republican who owned one and possibly murdered them as well, hiding behind the Democrats white hood.


More like they won't get one because the liberal leftist media will publish the list. Been done before. BY 'THE REGISTER' (among others)

The Big Dog's back

It's only a matter of time before they start shooting each other.

Darwin's choice

Or, maybe yourself?


Those who follow the law are "Responsible". The liberals do not know what this word means so i can see where you would think that. No, The ones that shoot at each other are usually leftist that want free stuff who need the government to dictate what they do. Sorta like You dog. You want to drone fellow citizens so that would automatically exclude you from owning a firearm. You would have to learn what responsibility means first.


We aren't worried about those who follow the law. We're worried, and rightly so, for the ones who own guns and DON'T follow the law. When you end up with a bullet in your chest, that's really all that matters...

Actually, if you want a better example of irresponsibility, look no further than the NRA. More than 90% of Americans - gun owners included - support common sense background checks for ALL gun purchases, but the NRA opposes these.

Cracks me up how some people STILL think Obama is "going to take away their guns". It's a good thing for Donegan that an IQ test proving at least average intelligence isn't required in order to purchase a gun.


I too am for background checks, unfortunately maybe the NRA people fear that the rules will change in any direction like those of Obama care. How many times has preso rewritten the rules using his so called pen? One cannot trust the untrustworthy and they have shown us their stripes..


We aren't worried about those who follow the law. We're worried, and rightly so, for the ones who own guns and DON'T follow the law.
So passing more will help? What color is the sky in your world? You're a special kind of stupid aren't you?


That is comical! Read some it may help, The expressed agenda from the gun control nuts on the left IS gun confiscation and banning of weapons by any means necessary. Just ask Feinstien, Another one of your so called gods.
While you claimed to be worried you support a agenda that turns city's into Detroit and Chicago. You are your own worst enemy and scare normal people because you blindly follow anyone who tells you what you want to hear even though you would have to be brain damaged not to know it is all lies.


Hasn't that talking point been removed from the lib sites yet? It's been proven wrong in 100% of the states that have concealed carry laws, and yet the woefully uninformed (or in too many cases the willfully ignorant) continue to use it. There's SOME good news, though: I'm betting YOU don't carry! Thanks!




Guns are one of the few products you can buy in which someone can get killed by using the product correctly.

On this week's edition of Real Sports on HBO, they showed a 13-year-old American boy who tried to make the following purchases on his own:

Cigarettes (denied)
Alcohol (denied)
Lottery ticket (denied)
Playboy magazine (denied)
Gun at Gun Show (successful purchase)

Only in America.


This is Apples vs Oranges.
If they had him try to buy the items from a private person as opposed to a business, the results would have probably been different. Same as if he had tried to purchase a 'gun' (loose term, what kind?) from a Firearms STORE, he would not have gotten it.

Pterocarya frax...

So by your argument we shouldn't allow private sales of guns? Okay...thanks for clarifying that.

Darwin's choice

Nice spin there coastertwin !

Everything that needed an ID to prove who he was, and old enough, worked!

How about the same qualifications for voting? Afraid of losing your voting base (illegals)?


Don't try to use common sense, you're just gonna be a right wing nut. Or a tea bagger


CCW here. Prepared and responsible.


Martin Luther King Jr was warned that there were people planning on killing him AND his family. He was DENIED a gun permit by the DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED COUNTY. This is a prime example of how GUN CONTROL was used to control law abiding citizens. The 2nd Amendment was to protect US from the GOVERNMENT and these liberals want us to allow the Government to control our ownership? My right to own guns are GUARANTEED and "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"

MLK being a Republican knew about the history and current actions of the murderous Democrats, experiencing their illegal and offensive refusal to allow the Peace Prize winner his constitutional right to carry a gun, making him and his family live in fear and danger. But what would the Democrats care about him, they were use to minorities being murdered since they started the practice on Stone Mountain.

If MLK would have lived longer I believe he would have marched FOR no restrictions on his and our 2nd Amendment RIGHTS.

Pterocarya frax...

If nothing else, your view of history is certainly entertaining.


I want all knives outlawed! Twenty-nine people were killed and 130 were injured Saturday night when 10 men armed with long knives stormed the train station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming. Knife deaths are not uncommon in China which has about the strictest gun control in the world. Why aren't Obama and the anti-gun lobby jumping all over this? Come on, we don't want someone else to have to suffer what these families have gone through. We need background checks before anyone is allowed to buy a knife. Just goes to prove that if someone wants to kill another person, they will, whether they have guns or not.


I wonder if the SR is going to publish the names and addresses of these new license holders?


I wonder if Matt Westerhold will switch back to chicks?