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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, 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.)

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