Haddam Has Highest Per Capita Pistol Permits in the County

Reportedly, there are 834 permits for Haddam's 8,346 residents.


According to a recent report in the Middletown Press, Haddam is the highest per capita pistol permit town in Middlesex County and is one of only 13 towns in Connecticut that have at least 10 percent of its residents with pistol permits.

Nearby Middletown, on the other hand, according to the report, has less than 5 percent of its city residents with pistol permits, which breaks down to 2,088 pistol permits for a population of 47,648 residents. Middletown's percentage is the lowest in Middlesex County as well as one of the lowest in the state.

Other nearby towns range from 5.6 percent to 9 percent including Portland (7.7 percent), Middlefield, Durham and East Hampton (between 8 and 9 percent).

Pistol permit applications have more than doubled in the past seven years in the state and about 170,000 people in Connecticut have pistol permits, according to data from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Click here for pistol permit information from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Observor January 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Publicizing this will certainly help the burglars know where to go to find the guns they can trade to drug dealers for their next fix. Thanks, Patch.
Ex Republican January 22, 2013 at 01:57 PM
I bet Middletown has more illegal guns per capita than Haddam does legal ones. And some of them probably came from Haddam via thieves.
Observor January 22, 2013 at 04:35 PM
And could you name one of those "sketchy, irresponsible" conceal carry permit holders you know who has ever committed a crime with a gun? I didn't think so. What other rights do you believe should be taken away from anyone who you deem it be sketchy and irresponsible?
Ex Republican January 22, 2013 at 06:41 PM
What do you expect from someone who uses the moniker of a someone (Malachi Constant) who raped a woman and murdered his friend?
Observor January 22, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Who said "Nazi?" Only you. Post all you want, but don't cry like a baby when you get a response. Why don't you answer the questions that were raised? Reviewing your past comments you are clearly a very partisan East Haddam Democrat who lives very close to St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Are your intitials RC and do you live with a fellow named LP?
Observor January 25, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Wow. Malachi Constant has pulled all of his posts because I offered a guess as to who he was. The giveaway was his complaining about the bells at St. Bridget of Kildare. They aren't that loud unless your house is very close to the church . . .


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