President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a number of efforts Wednesday aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States.
Massachusetts is home to some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, with local members of Congress urging the federal government do more to prevent tragedies like that in Newtown, Conn.
The state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security provided Patch with a summary of active firearms licenses in Arlington from 2008 through 2012. Here are the numbers for Arlington:Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 93 96 101 103 104 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 73 89 91 104 103 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 620 695 740 758 826 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 5 6 7 6 6 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 5 5 5 4 5 Total 796 891 944 975 1,044
More information on the kinds of firearms permits available in Massachusetts can be found here.
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