Concealed Carry Permit Holders
Are Extremely Law-Abiding

By Tim Schmidt - USCCA Founder.
Concealed Carry Magazine Report. October 2019 • Issue No. 40

A 2019 report by Dr. John Lott, Jr., president and founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), sheds new light on concealed carry permits, concealed carry permit holders and crime across the United States.

The report opens by saying that "despite the expectations of many after the 2016 elections, the number of concealed handgun permits has increased for the third year in a row. In 2019, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to ... over 18.66 million -- a 304 percent increase since 2007 [and] about an 8 percent growth over the number of permits since 2018.

Unlike surveys that may be affected by people's unwillingness to answer some personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really 'hard data' that we have on gun ownership across the United States. Still, an even larger number of people [actually] carry because in 16 states, people don't need a permit..."

Other interesting findings include: .....

So called 'Constitutional Carry' should not be limited to only some states - it should be nationwide and not treated as privilege - it is a right, as is the innate right of self defense. Despite the bleatings of the anti-gun lobby, it can be easily shown that more guns in lawful hands equals less crime.


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