The truth can be a moving target as our understanding evolves with new data, but we must try to hit the target every time and be honest about our mistakes. This, however, isn't what the gun-control crowd tries to do.
In 1986, only Vermont allowed concealed carry without a permit. A few other states issued permits fairly, but most other states refused to issue permits or only issued them arbitrarily to people the permitting authority decided had an unusual “need” to carry. But, by 2021, thanks in large part to four decades of tireless work by the NRA and members of this association, the situation has completely reversed.