466 concealed weapons applications filed in Isabella County, Michigan over past year.

In 2007, firearms were the cause of 4,669 deaths among…

In 2007, firearms were the cause of 4,669 deaths among U.S citizens between the ages of 15 and 24.

To combat firearm hazards many states have developed gun ownership regulations. The Michigan statewide Concealed Weapons Permit application process is one of many ways Isabella County tries to keep citizens safe.

Carol Anderson, Isabella County vital records clerk, said there were 466 concealed weapons applications between September 2009 and September 2010; 259 were approved and 198 were renewed while 9 were rejected.

“I’ve really had a heavy year because everyone’s been in applying like crazy,” Anderson said. “July was huge, September was huge.”

There are 1165 current concealed weapons licenses in Isabella County, but that does not mean there are that many people in the county with concealed weapons, Anderson said.

“The permits are good for five years and they are a state-wide permit,” she said. “So you don’t update your address until you renew.”
According to the Mount Pleasant Police department website, there were only three shootings from June to August, including an attempted suicide and the June 13 shooting at The Cabin, 930 W. Broomfield St.

Mount Pleasant Police Department Public Information Officer Jeff Browne has not noticed a problem with firearms or concealed weapons in Mount Pleasant.
“The incidents we do have are pretty far and few between, which is great,” he said. “It’s one of the great things about this town.”

Source: Gabi Jaye for CM-Life.com.

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  • Matt Dougherty

    You should look at some of the other counties in Michigan, they are getting that many per month. As of right now, according to the state police website, I believe 1 in 34 residents of Michigan has a concealed pistol license. Matt