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    Default New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    The number of permits to carry concealed weapons in the U.S. has jumped to more than 17.25 million this year, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

    That’s an increase of 890,000 since last year, according to the gun advocacy research group, which has found that the growth in permits has been continuous over the years.

    We have seen an increase from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to 17.25 million now, with the number increasing every year,” the center’s founder John Lott told Fox News. “It seems very likely that we will continue seeing an increase next year.


    He added: “The states that we have seen a slowing of permits have primarily been these Constitutional Carry states where a permit is no longer required, indeed some of those states have even seen a drop in the number of permits even though the number of people carrying in those places has undoubtedly gone up.”

    Lott said the increase also defies many predictions that permits would not continue to increase after the 2016 elections and with Donald Trump in the White House.

    The percentage of American adults with concealed carry permits rose to 7.14 percent from about 6 percent, the center reported.

    It also found that the number of women and minorities with permits has continued to climb.

    “That increase in women and minorities mirrors their changing views on guns,” said Lott, a Fox News columnist. “A poll by (the) Pew (Research Center) helps to explain why there has been such a large increase in concealed handgun permits among blacks and women. The poll shows a 25 percentage point increase in the proportion of blacks with a favorable view of gun ownership. This is the largest increase of any group.”

    Lott said the increase among all women was 11 percent, and the increase among men was 8 percent.

    The center issued its findings after analyzing concealed carry permit data collected primarily by states and county agencies. In 14 states people don’t need a permit to carry so the overall increase in concealed carry permits is actually higher.

    In 15 states, more than 10% of adults have permits—four more than last year.

    Alabama has the highest rate of adults with permits—22.1 percent, the study also found. Indiana is second with 17.9 percent and South Dakota is a close third with 17.2 percent.

    Additionally, the study found that concealed handgun permit holders are extremely law-abiding—in Florida and Texas permit holders are convicted of misdemeanor and felonies at one-sixth the rate at which police officers are convicted.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/18...n-permits.html

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    Default Re: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    If your governments, FedCityState, are unable or unwilling to protect you, it's your G-d given right and sacred duty to protect yourself, your family, your property and you way of life.
    More and more people are getting the message.
    Thank G-d.
    "Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country." Lafayette
    "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Mercy, Hope" Churchill

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    Default Re: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    Quote Originally Posted by DonBiase View Post
    If your governments, FedCityState, are unable or unwilling to protect you, it's your G-d given right and sacred duty to protect yourself, your family, your property and you way of life.
    More and more people are getting the message.
    Thank G-d.
    I agree, but get rid of the “if” qualifier. There’s no ‘if’! It IS your God-given right. Period!

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    Default Re: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    Quote Originally Posted by DonBiase View Post
    If your governments, FedCityState, are unable or unwilling to protect you, it's your G-d given right and sacred duty to protect yourself, your family, your property and you way of life.
    More and more people are getting the message.
    Thank G-d.
    I would add that even if your government is willing and mostly able to protect you, you still have the right to self defense as you see fit. No government should ever be able to force people to abdicate that right under any pretense imo.
    Proof Armed citizens make a difference. http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=316012

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    Default Re: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    If true ,A big win for us 2A folks

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    Default Re: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    What's needed are people in New York and New Jersey to overload the system with applications. Unfortunately, for those people it's a pricey proposition.

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    Default Re: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    Quote Originally Posted by Statkowski View Post
    What's needed are people in New York and New Jersey to overload the system with applications. Unfortunately, for those people it's a pricey proposition.
    It is that way on purpose. Plus, it takes multiple vacation days to do all the back and forth needed to comply because the agencies responsible work only during the week and frequently with limited hours or only when a certain officer is available. So its a day to to pick up the forms, another day to return them and get finger printed, then another day to pick them up when ready, which could take forever. The person managing the application is not the same person who does the fingerprinting, that officer might not be ready when you are.

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    Default Re: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    Quote Originally Posted by internet troll View Post
    I would add that even if your government is willing and mostly able to protect you, you still have the right to self defense as you see fit. No government should ever be able to force people to abdicate that right under any pretense imo.
    I agree with you, but every government everywhere seeks to obtain an absolute monopoly on the use of force. Even our own, and as the leftist seek to overthrow the Constitution, they are becoming even more aggressive in denying that God given right. That is why are founders were true revolutionaries. They understood the tendency of all governments to seek tyranny and acted to empower the people and restrain the government.

    Look at England today, and the government has abandoned all pretense of being their to protect its citizens.

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