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.
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.