See Malden's Active Firearms Licenses

What do you think about President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence?

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 Malden from 2008 through 2012. Here are the numbers for Malden:

Permit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Firearms Identification Card 148 154 152 139 124 Firearms Identification Card Restricted Chemical Propellant Only 76 91 105 109 108 Resident Class A Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 851 940 995 1059 1165 Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity License to Carry Firearms 10 10 10 10 11 Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun 3 3 3 2 2 Total 1088 1198 1265 1319 1410

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? Talk it out with your neighbors in the comment section below. 

coldwaterdiver January 19, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Cal, lots of people are against guns until they need one. Many people get the class a license because it allows them to carry concealed, not because of the capacity. And think of it this way, there are 58,900 people in malden that dont carry, you're looking at less than 2% of the population.
coldwaterdiver January 19, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Its probably for an antique tommy gun, not something you'd want to fire a lot cause the rounds are expensive, especially firing at that pace, but the owner is just being a responsible gun owner.
Gene Pinkham January 21, 2013 at 07:42 PM
I can't believe Chris called Johnny Cash a "Pop" singer.
Chris Caesar January 22, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Haha. Why not? He's not Shakira or something but country music is clearly 20th century 'popular music,' musically speaking.
Frank G January 22, 2013 at 06:41 AM
Sorry to see that the Salemwood Grille has closed. One of our favorite restaurants.


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