“Katie Oittinen has a Concealed Pistol License.
‘It’s important for me to have a CPL … to protect myself and my son. …
You can’t count on a sheriff to show up in a timely manner.’
Photo credit: Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times
“The number of Washington state residents receiving a concealed-carry permit tripled between 2005 and 2012. The surge has been especially large among women, whose ranks have swelled twice as fast as men since 2011. Overall, more than 451,000 residents now have a permit,” quoting Brian M. Rosenthal, Justin Mayo and Erika Schultz, Seattle Times staff.