Continued Growth in Concealed Handgun Permits Crushes Naysayers

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posted on August 23, 2018
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The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released their report on concealed-carry permit increases Aug. 14 to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) in a 63-page report.

According to its abstract, the study tracked the soaring increase of concealed handgun permits in 2018 to be more than 17.25 million since 2007. This translates to 7.14 percent of American adults holding permits, giving a more accurate picture of gun ownership in the U.S.

President John R. Lott, conducting the study, also notes in his research there might be a larger percentage of carriers due to the fact that 14 states do not require a permit to carry concealed.

The study also noted that the numbers of  women and African-Americans obtaining concealed-carry permits are growing at a faster rate than the comparative rates for men or whites. Between 2012 and 2018, the rate for women with permits grew by 111 percent, with the percent of African-Americans getting a concealed carry permit growing 20 percent faster than for whites. The study also notes an increase in permits for those of Asian descent grew 29 percent faster than for whites in the same five-year period.

To read the details of the study in-depth, the link can be found here.

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