According to John R. Lott, Jr. with the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of concealed handgun permit applications 14.5 million during President Obama’s administration. That’s a 215% increase since 2007!
Another key finding in Lott’s research follows females with firearms. According to the CPRC report’s findings, “the number of women with permits has increased twice as quickly as the number of men with permits.”
Evidence also “suggests that permit-holding is increasing about 75% more quickly among minorities than among whites.” Sorry, liberals who claim most gun owners ‘are old white guys’!
Concealed carry has risen a whopping 215% since 2007 and the overall number of permits “increased by 1.73 million” in 2015 alone. This latest increase brings the national total of concealed carry permits in America to more than “14.5 million.”
Additionally, “in ten states, more than 10% of adults have concealed handgun permit” and in 11 states, no permit is “required to carry in all or virtually all of the state.”
Perhaps most importantly though, the report shows violent crime has continued to decrease as the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed increases. Between 2007 and 2015 “murder rates fell from 5.6 to 4.7 (preliminary estimate) per 100,000”, a 16% decline, while “other violent crime fell by 18%” – supporting gun rights advocates’ claim that more guns equals less crime.
Well done, patriots!