Packing heat: Washington cities with the most handgun licenses
Two different initiatives on the ballot this November seek different outcomes on gun background checks. Before it's time to vote on the issues, MyNorthwest.com wanted to find out which Washington cities had the most handgun licenses (concealed pistol licenses, or CPL) issued to their residents. The following are the top 10 cities for people who are legally permitted to own a handgun.
Information on the number of licenses per capita is based on the most recently available data, courtesy the Washington Department of Licensing, (2014.) Population information is based on the most recently available data from the United States Census Bureau (2012.)
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below.
Google is out with its top searches of 2014. Here in Seattle, the World Cup, Robin Williams and the Super Bowl topped the list. But much more interesting is what people were actually trying to figure out on Google this year. The Top-10 "How To" questions for Seattle are a surprisingly diverse mix of practical and pop. View the photo gallery >
Is the Seattle Tunnel Project really that far off course just because it's a year behind? We checked out the 11 biggest public works projects currently underway or recently completed for comparison. View the photo gallery >
Except for the award-winning Australian horror film "The Babadook," there's not a lot of new movie options for audiences this weekend. But that's just because Hollywood is gearing up for a month-long onslaught of high-profile movies, starting next weekend. View the photo gallery >
We can always count on "the best corner in the game," Richard Sherman, to get us pumped up for a Seahawks game. As you prepare for this week's matchup at Philadelphia, get inspired by these faux-motivational posters starring Sherm. View the photo gallery >
If you're shopping this weekend for someone who already has everything or who's just generally hard to shop for - it might be time to consider something that doesn't come in a box. Here are 10 Seattle experiences that make great gifts. View the photo gallery >
The media has nicknamed it the "Christmas Creep." Not just that stores put up their Christmas decorations before it strikes midnight on Halloween, but that retailers start Black Friday earlier and earlier each year - on Thanksgiving. Here are 11 stores refusing to open on Black Friday Eve. View the photo gallery >
It's Movember, mustache + November, an annual month-long event that raises awareness for testicular and prostate cancers. Here are ten men who've made their mustaches famous. Let them inspire your November growth. View the photo gallery >