The number of Washington concealed pistol licenses increased 43 percent between 2003 and 2007, Kitsap Sun reporter Josh Farley showed Sunday.
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Spurred by fear of a violent attack -- or because they have actually survived one -- more Washingtonians are getting a concealed pistol license. The license, or CPL, allows them to travel with a hidden gun among an unknowing public. License holders jumped from about 179,000 to 258,000, 43 percent, between 2003 and 2007. The state Department of Licensing says permit applications in Kitsap County jumped from 1,587 in 2004 to 3,339 in 2007.To see the full story and a video and a video interview with gun owners, click here.
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