The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Concealed Handgun Licensing Bureau (CHL) has released stats for 2009 permit holders. [Download the pdf here.] As Kraftwerk would say, I’m the operator with my pocket calculator. Y’all. Total number of active CHL licenses (including instructors): 404,795 souls, or roughly 2.25% of all [documented] Lone Star State residents. That’s up by 138,768 CHL licenses (33 percent) since last year. Black and other minority permit holders account for 7.2 percent (29,145) of the total, compared to 86.97 percent white (352,050). According to MSNBC, minorities comprise about 50.2 percent of Texas’ total population.