Number of CCW Permits by State
How many CCW permits are there per state?
Depends on the state.
In the United States, 40 states are considered ‘Ëœright-to-carry’â„¢ states which allow concealed carry of weapons (CCW), with 36 states requiring a CCW permit to do so. 8 states have restrictively-administered discretionary-issue CCW systems, while 2 states, Illinois and Wisconsin, prohibit CCW. Based on available data, Florida has the most number of permits issued with 692,621 as of January 2010, followed by Pennsylvania with 627,068 as of 2008 and Texas with 314,574 as of 2008.