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CCWLD Codebooks.docx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document 45.2 KB 08/06/2021 09:34:AM
CCWLD.dta application/x-stata-dta 38.3 MB 09/01/2021 12:44:PM
raw_state_data.zip application/zip 273.1 MB 09/01/2021 12:46:PM
raw_to_clean.do text/plain 244.6 KB 07/06/2021 12:34:PM
state_memos.zip application/zip 42.8 MB 08/06/2021 09:33:AM

Project Citation: 

Steidley, Trent. Concealed Carry Weapons License Database. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-10-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/E149062V1

Project Description

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The Concealed Carry Weapons License Database (CCWLD) is a longitudinal collection of state and county-level data on concealed carry weapons licenses (CCWs).

Data were collected from a series of internet searches and freedom of information requests sent to state governments during the fall of 2019 and winter of 2020. Data cleaning was conducted by research assistants and by Trent Steidley in the winter of 2021.

Documentation memos for each state are provided in the archived files. Along with raw data files, Stata syntax for cleaning, and the final cleaned database.

This database was supported with funding from the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver and a Professional Research Opportunity for Faculty (PROF) grant from the University of Denver.

If you use these data in your research please cite them appropriately.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources University of Denver

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms firearms; gun use; guns; concealed carry
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage county, state
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1987 – 2019
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 2019 – 2021 (Fall 2019-Summer 2021)


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