California CCW Holder Stats

ConcealedCarryAdvocate

Here are some statistics of California concealed carry holders (2006):

San Francisco County– population 793,600, 8 permits, 0.001% issuance (!!!)
Santa Clara County–population 1,719,600, 180 permits, 0.01% issuance
Alameda County–population 1,486,000, 194 permits, 0.013% issuance
Los Angeles County–population 9,824,800, 1289 permits, 0.013% issuance
Santa Cruz County–population 260,200, 37 permits, 0.014% issuance
San Benito County–population 55,900, 9 permits, 0.016% issuance
Marin County–population 249,900, 55 permits, 0.022% issuance
Monterey County–population 409,600, 114 permits, 0.028% issuance
San Mateo County–population 717,000, 214 permits, 0.03% issuance
Sonoma County–population 471,000, 144 permits, 0.03% issuance
Solano County–population 405,800, 140 permits, 0.034% issuance
Contra Costa County –population 982,000, 399 permits, 0.04% issuance
Santa Barbara County–population 407,900, 167 permits, 0.041% issuance
Riverside County–population 1,644,300, 726 permits, 0.044% issuance
San Diego County–population 2,918,300, 1540 permits, 0.052% issuance
San Joaquin County –population 596,000, 525 permits, 0.088% issuance
Ventura County–population 781,100, 715 permits, 0.091% issuance

Are you sick yet? Compare this to outdated (1998) stats from the rest of the free world:

Percent of Adults with a License to Carry in each Shall Issue State
7.45% South Dakota
6.79% Indiana
6.76% Pennsylvania
5.23% Connecticut
5.12% Washington
4.34% Idaho
4.10% Utah
3.86% Oregon
3.45% Tennessee
3.15% Alabama
2.72% Florida
2.71% Kentucky
2.67% Wyoming
2.41% Maine
2.18% Arkansas
2.11% Virginia
1.94% West Virginia
1.76% Arizona
1.75% Oklahoma
1.70% Montana
1.70% Michigan
1.62% Texas
1.39% South Carolina
1.34% North Dakota
1.00% North Carolina
0.86% Mississippi
0.62% Louisiana
0.58% Nevada
0.45% Minnesota
0.36% Missouri
0.33% Ohio
0.20% Colorado
0.17% New Mexico

I guess only the rich and famous are privileged enough to defend themselves in the state of California. Please help me understand why any American that values freedom willingly lives there.

Sources: California CCW Issuances, Blogostuff