There are now more than 19.48 million citizens with permits to carry concealed handguns in America, and that’s not counting the millions who carry in the 16-plus states—depending on how you count them—that have some type of constitutional carry, where a permit is not required if you are a law-abiding citizen.
Perhaps, given their career choice, the criminologists are simply more aware of the fact that, statistically speaking, people with concealed-carry permits basically don’t commit crimes.
The Crime Prevention Research Center reports a 273 percent increase in permits for gun ownership across America.
Frank Miniter explores how women and minorities discovering their Second Amendment rights might force Democratic politicians to rethink their position on guns.
Last week, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPPC) issued a new study on concealed carry that showed the number of permit holders has risen for the fourth consecutive year. CRPC puts the total number of concealed-carry permit holders at 16.3 million.