The number of concealed pistol licenses approved in Michigan surged 42% last year, compared to the year before. That's according to a recent report from the Michigan State Police.
About 170,000 concealed pistol licenses were issued in Michigan in the year ending September 30, 2016.
That's up from approximately 120,000 issued the previous year, and from about 37,000 issued ten years ago.
According to the State Police, there are slightly more than 600,000 active concealed pistol licenses in Michigan.