In 2018, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 17.25 million – a 273% increase since 2007. 7.14% of American adults have permits. 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 carry because in 14 states people don’t need a permit to carry in all or virtually all those states.

Permits continued to grow much faster for women and minorities. Between 2012 and 2018, the percent of women with permits grew 111% faster for women and the percent of blacks with permits grew 20% faster than for whites. Permits for Asians grew 29% faster than for whites.

New Study: 17.25 million concealed handgun permits, biggest increases for women and minorities

It makes you wonder what in the heck are the some GOP candidates thinking about when they support Gun Control. The data keeps telling them that more and more people are discovering their Second Amendment rights and the idiots bet on more control. At this point I can only assume their brains are afflicted after generating heavy doses of stupidity.

I believe November is going to be very educational.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Dear Gun Controlers: You lose again. 17.25 million Concealed Handgun Permits in the US.”
  1. The best part is the numbers relating to other than while males.
    A point to consider: this number is actually a low measure. For one, it doesn’t count states with Constitutional Carry, an ever-increasing number. It also does not count any states that prohibit disclosing the information, as NH does (though NH at this point is Constitutional Carry so the number, even if published, would be inaccurate).

    1. I’m puzzled by the fact that the study shows NH numbers. My understanding is that NH law explicitly prohibits disclosure of CC permit information, stating that any FOIA notions are not applicable. And that the state indeed obeys those restrictions to the point of not even disclosing numbers (let alone, of course, any information about specific permit holders).

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