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Communities with highest increases in Class A licenses

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The number of Class A licenses for gun ownership grew by at least 12 percent last year in 10 area communities.

CommunityIncrease in Class A
firearms licenses,
2012 to 2013
Class A licenses held by residents, businesses in 2013
Bedford17%600
Dunstable17%259
Stow16%461
Bellingham15%1,032
Carlisle15%270
Ashland15%708
Ayer13%365
Franklin13%1,562
Norfolk13%556
Wrentham12%773

SOURCE: Mass. Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

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