On Wednesday President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a number of efforts 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 Winchester from 2008 through 2012. Here are the numbers for Winchester:Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 94 105 107 107 103 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 26 38 44 53 53 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 495 547 576 598 648 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 1 2 2 4 11 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 0 0 0 3 3 Total 616 692 729 765 820
More information on the kinds of firearms permits available in Massachusetts can be found here.
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