Since January 2013 through the end of April, the only period for which the department has data available, the number of women license-holders in Kitsap grew about 71 percent, to 6,419 from 3,748.
In other words, at the beginning of 2013, in Kitsap there were about four men with the license for every woman with the license. As of last week, the gap shrank to about three men with the license for every woman.
Statewide, the number of women holding the license increased nearly 62 percent, to 129,428 from 80,016. Washington state has 535,596 people with active concealed pistol licenses.
And in the state’s most urbanized areas, women are increasingly becoming licensed to carry pistols. King County saw the number of women holding the license grow by nearly 39 percent during the same period.
Workman also points out:
Washington state has added more than 25,000 new concealed pistol licenses during the first four months of this year…
This is known as winning.