Ten years ago Michigan opened the floodgates to allow just about anyone to carry a concealed weapon. Today, the number of permits has exploded! In many cases the number of permits has doubled. In Genesee County in 2006 there were 7,100 CCW permits, now there are more than 14,000.In the state of Michigan one in every 26 adults has a license to carry a gun, more than 270,000 statewide. This weeks marks Michigan's 10th anniversary of being s "shall-issue" state, meaning it became much easier to get a CCW permit if you are 21 years old and meet certain requirements.