More Concealed-Carry Californians in Fresno and Orange Counties than other Areas in State

posted on August 9, 2019

According to figures from the Fresno Police Department and California’s Bureau of Firearms, residents in Fresno County have the most concealed-carry permits for firearms in the entire state—over 17,000 licenses.

About 17 of every 1,000 residents in Fresno County are licensed to carry concealed firearms, noted a recent article in the Fresno Bee.

Statewide the statistics indicate that there is an average of only 3 licenses per 1,000 residents.

The place with the next highest amount of residents with concealed-carry licenses is Orange County, with just over 12,000 licenses. Orange County is located in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego.


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