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See Dedham's Active Firearms Licenses

What are your thoughts on President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence? Let us know by posting a comment below.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a number of efforts this week 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 Dedham from 2008 through 2012.

Here are the numbers for Dedham and the surrounding area:

DEDHAM

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 167 151 164 182 181 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 46 52 52 54 49 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 634 778 740 714 685 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 0 5 3 0 0 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 2 1 1 2 2 Total 849 987 960 952 917

NORWOOD

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 160 175 176 171 165 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 51 65 75 72 77 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 608 668 686 727 763 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 20 21 22 21 15 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 0 0 0 0 Total 839 929 959 991 1020

WALPOLE

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 150 166 172 169 160 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 37 44 53 56 54 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 615 670 721 766 792 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 1 1 1 1 1 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 1 2 3 3 Total 803 882 949 995 1010

SHARON

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 75 82 82 82 83 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 22 24 28 28 31 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 288 331

360

381 393 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 35 39 39 36 36 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 4 4 4 4 4 Total 424 480 513 531 547

CANTON

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 100 105 105 84 74 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 38 42 36 31 27 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 413 437 457 488 506 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 137
194 254 291 340 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 0 0 0 0 Total 685 778 852 894 947

More information on the kinds of firearms permits available in Massachusetts can be found here

What are your thoughts on President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Trisha January 19, 2013 at 02:12 PM
The terrorist-in-chief needs to be impeached!!!

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