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Packing heat: Concealed-handgun permits on the rise

Monday, October 22, 2007

In Boulder County, about one out of every 193 people have a permit to carry a concealed handgun, according to a report compiled by the Sheriff's Office. So far this year, 258 permits have been issued to Boulder County residents, already tying the highest number of permits issued by the sheriff since Colorado changed its concealed-carry laws four years ago. Legislation passed in 2003 made Colorado a "shall-issue state, and the people who receive permits and decide to use them, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said, are usually not a concern to officers.

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