Simsbury, Avon Have Lowest Percentages of Pistol Permits in Farmington Valley

According to data collected by the New Haven Register, smaller Conn. towns have the highest percentages of pistol permits.

Farmington Valley residents are less likely to possess a pistol permit than residents of less populated towns in the state of Connecticut.

According to a list of pistol permits by town, compiled by the New Haven Register, Avon has the lowest percentage of permits in the Farmington Valley with only 3.7 percent of residents possessing a permit and Simsbury was the second lowest at 3.9 percent.

There are 663 residents with permits in Avon and 914 in Simsbury.

Granby has the highest percentage of residents with pistol permits in the area at 6 percent, or 676 permits, according to the list.

View the complete list and an interactive map on the New Haven Register website.

Highway Worker January 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM
But...you do not need a permit to own a rifle!
Adam January 23, 2013 at 01:12 PM
That may be about to change before this legislative session is over.
Mike Googs January 23, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Please don't advertise that. Once again, media providing useful information to criminals.
Angela January 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Oh that's nice, why don't you just give the addresses and names of those who don't why dont ya.
Angela January 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM
for now, but after this legislation passes here in the good ol state of CT, and it will, you then will have to register your rifles. big lame!
noah goode January 24, 2013 at 01:10 AM
There's a simple reason for this article; to get people alarmed. Kind of along the line of listing addresses of convicted pedopholes. Except of course that owning a gun is legal. It serves no purpose other than to inflame. Of course, would the patch ever publish an article about people who escaped harm or death because they had a gun? Yeah, probably not. So now some of the criminal element may deduce that some towns are safer than others to commit crimes in. Good luck to them. I live in one of those towns with surprisingly few permits. Fortunately one of those permits is mine so caution is advised should someone thing my home is easy pickings.
POODETWA January 24, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Jeff Brush (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Hi Folks, We have some interesting opinions here about the NH Register's data on pistol permits. I've posted a poll about this issue. http://patch.com/A-1vVw


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