Gun Permits Up
- A spike in demand by city residents saw the state issue 63 percent more permits to Chicagoans to own a gun in 2016 than in 2015, according to data obtained by DNAinfo from State Police.
In 2016, some 38,712 Chicagoans got a state-issued Firearm Owners Identification card compared to 23,725 in 2015.
About 212,000 people are licensed to own a gun in Chicago, according to State Police.
- Edison Park and Norwood Park in the northwest corner of the city and Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood in the southwest corner have the highest per capita number of permitted gun owners, according to the data.
Clearing is home of the highest total number of gun owners with permits, while Dunning is home of the highest total number of Chicagoans with concealed-carry permits, according to the data.
Austin and North Lawndale, two of the city's more dangerous neighborhoods, had permit and concealed- carry numbers far below the city leaders.
Gee, you'd think that Edison Park, Norwood Park, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood would be hotbeds of shootings, maimings, and killings. But it seems the opposite is true for some unknown reason. Anyone want to help DNAInfo and the politicians with that one?
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