Pretty awfully biased news story. The reporter and WSU researcher seemed surprised and dumbfounded that areas with higher permit rates had lower crime...
I found this on king 5 it looks like it is only a few days old. King 5 shares statistics on the most and least populated countys by CPL. They actually do state that open carry is legal and you only need a CPL to conceal but the news story still irritated me. I feel like the news is continuing to make a story out of nothing and push the gun issue. Assuming their information is correct I was not surprised by what county has the least amount of CPL holders
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