Caught this over Clayton Cramer’s:

Conclusions. In 2019, about 16 million US adult handgun owners carried handguns in the past month (up from 9 million in 2015), and approximately 6 million did so daily (twice the 3 million who did so in 2015). Proportionally fewer handgun owners carried handguns in states where issuing authorities had substantial discretion in granting permits.

Trend in Loaded Handgun Carrying Among Adult Handgun Owners in the United States, 2015‒2019 | AJPH | Vol. 112 Issue 12 (

Six million Americans going about their normal lives carrying a concealed weapon every day and without the foretold massacres that Gun Control groups have been promising us for decades it would occur.  And other than the very occasional negligent discharge or not-so-unusual defensive use, you could not tell it is happening. I don’t believe there is an armed forces in the world with active one million individuals carrying weapons every day. Hell, not even a million I would say.

And according to U.S. law enforcement officers 2021 | Statista

How many police officers are there in the U.S.?
In 2021, there were 660,288 full-time law enforcement officers employed in the United States. The number of full-time law enforcement officers reached a peak in 2008 with 708,569 officers, and hit a low in 2013 with 626,942 officers.


We are ten to one. If we were the violent ones, there would be no amount of funding that could keep a Law Enforcement organization running because there would be no cops or at least not enough with brains.

We are not the threat; we were never the threat.  Violent criminals and those who argue and pass laws to release them without penalties are the threat.

And that is why we carry.


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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.

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  1. Miguel, I agree with your conclusion, but I would not refer to the sixteen plus million firearms carriers an “Army”. An army by definition is a well-trained regiment, ordered to operate in a unified action, upon command from a hierarchy, or chain of authority, established over many decades of formulated laws designed to engage in a successful war campaign.

    I have always said when we discuss this topic at my local gun range or at my local gun stores, that the one element missing from the nation’s firearms carriers, is ‘Unity of Mind’. Who is going to be the commander, officer, and soldier??? Which of you will volunteer to follow orders? Who will determine who is who in such an endeavor? Such coordination doesn’t come about automatically. It must be “FORCED”. And I don’t see how that will occur in today’s societal mindset. Even in smaller local efforts, this will be a very hard thing to achieve.

    1. You are looking at it from the form point of view (which is valid) but I see it as the idea of an opposing force which has no command structure therefore makes it hard to eliminate. We are the alien creature of The Thing…every cell fights on its own.

      1. I hope you’re correct in…..”…every cell fights on its own” and is therefore “…hard to eliminate”. However, but…some coordination must occur, the more the better, and I have my doubts, but your optimism is greatly appreciated. Again, I’d rather you be correct that we fight as if we are the alien creature, The Thing. 1982 seems so long ago

        1. Just the legal full auto gun owners out number the total law officers, we are over 800thousand. Yall are spot on with the “cohesion “ comments.. 100-150 million gun owners and the total members of ALL pro gun groups isnt 10%… imagine if the nra had 90 million (or more) members…. (And I understand why they dont).. if We the People could band together we would be a force to contend with.. there again, the revolutionary war was fought with 3% right? Someday…
          And we tried a “local group” here and it fizzled out in less than a year- everyone has a life and family and that is more important so everything else takes a backseat.. understandably. But who is going to stand up for our Country???

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