In an update to some of my own local observations, the Michigan State Police have just recently released Concealed Pistol License information for the twelve months of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. As would be expected issued licenses are up across the board. I put together a little chart and graph to illustrate the recent uptick. What’s not seen here are the numbers and percentages for pending applications. From what I hear from people in the process there’s a huge backlog of applications.
Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses Issued
Update: I spoke with the Michigan State Police about the numbers I was using for the chart and graphs. The numbers for the February 3, 2009 report are supposed to be cumulative from July 1, 2001 yet they are less than the cumulative numbers from the annual reports beginning with July 1, 2001. I’ve disabled my chart until I can get clarification.