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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Concealed gun permits hit record 16 million, 50% rate in Pa. county

Driven by safety concerns and reports of terrorist attacks, more Americans than ever have applied for and received permits to carry concealed pistols, and in one Pennsylvania county dubbed "God's Country," over half of all adults are licensed to carry, according to a new report.

The research from economist John Lott's Crime Prevention Center shows that permit granting has continued to surge under President Trump, dispelling expectations that having a pro-gun chief executive in the White House would lead to a dramatic downturn in applications.

Lott said that 16.36 million Americans have permits, and there were an unprecedented 1.83 million approved last year. That means that 6.53 percent of all American adults have a carry permit.

Women and minorities are also getting them at record numbers. Of states that broke out gender and race of permit holders, his latest annual report said that the number of permits granted to women jumped 93 percent in recent years and blacks are getting them at a rate 30 percent higher than whites.



Anonymous said...

Y'all rednecks needs to be thinking about these numbers when you start running your mouths when not in MD.

lmclain said...


7% have been convinced by clueless politicians that they need their PERMISSION to carry.
We didn't need it and never will.
It is given to us BY GOD and the Constitution. "Shall not be infringed", by the way, is a QUOTE.
GUARANTEED that the number of citizens who carry a gun are TWICE that many, and likely more.
THAT will be the backbone of the next American Revolution. People who still KNOW that their freedom is NOT something doled out by people afraid of the dark and swelled up with their pseudo-omnipotence.
"Swelled up" will be an apt description of their bodies in the street when "we, the people" finally get enough of this "VE vill tell you vhat ve will allow goot ci-di-zens to do" group of scoundrels and losers.
keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

God has nothing to do with guns or right to carry.