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concealed carry

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Just Jim, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    John Lott has the numbers...

    Abstract:
    Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report:
    -- The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed handgun permits.
    -- 5.2% of the total adult population has a permit.
    -- Five states now have more than 10% of their adult population with
    concealed handgun permits.
    -- In ten states, a permit is no longer required to carry in all or virtually all of
    the state. This is a major reason why legal carrying handguns is growing so
    much faster than the number of permits.
    -- Since 2007, permits for women has increased by 270% and for men by
    156%.
    -- Some evidence suggests that permit holding by minorities is increasing more
    than twice as fast as for whites.
    -- Between 2007 and 2014, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.2
    (preliminary estimates) per 100,000. This represents a 25% drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 156%. Overall violent crime also fell by 25 percent over that period of time.
    -- States with the largest increase in permits have seen the largest relative drops in murder rates.
    -- Concealed handgun permit holders are extremely law-abiding. In Florida and Texas, permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors or felonies at one-sixth the rate that police officers are convicted.
     
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  2. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Meanwhile our President is telling us that murder is on the rise and that he refuses to "accept this as a new normal". Same guy who tried to tell us that the Mexican drug cartels get 90% of their guns from the U.S. :rolleyes:
     
  3. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Jim,
    Can you post the source of the abstract please? This is powerful information and I would like to use it but want to able to reference the source for the doubters (not that it will necessarily change any minds but I think it important to be accurate ). Thanks!
     
  4. Norwestr55

    Norwestr55 Monmouth OR Deplorable Silver Supporter

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    http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/
     
  5. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Alfonse

    Alfonse North Central Washington Member

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    And people say Obama hasn't accomplished anything! :)
     
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