Thursday, March 14, 2013

Packing Heat: The numbers behind conceal carry weapon permits in New Mexico.

After hearing about a spike in Conceal Carry Weapon permit applications following the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in December, I decided to check on the number of active permits issued around the state and built this interactive shape map. Just click on each county to see the number of permits and the number of permits per 100 people.

Interestingly, for my reporting on this story for the Santa Fe Reporter we found the counties with the highest percentage of Hispanic populations had the fewest numbers of permits per 100.

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