Concealed carry permit holders surge past 22 million, report says

Joe Biden repeatedly has called for more and more gun control, but has accomplished relatively little, with only a modest gun reform plan, since he’s been in office.

One area where he’s having literally no impact is on the issue of concealed carry permits.

That’s according to a report from Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard.

He reported, “A new and authoritative report put the number of permits held by Americans at 22.01 million. That number was a 2.3% surge over last year, according to John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center.”

Bedard reported it was the first such report on the issue since the Supreme Court overturned New York’s plan that it would issue concealed handgun permits if it wanted to.

And nearly half the states allow citizens to carry guns with them without any permits required at all, the report said.

“As more and more states decide not to require permits, the number of people who can legally carry a handgun will increasingly outpace the number of permit holders. The number of people who carry permitted concealed handguns is clearly related to the cost of getting permission. When there is no cost whatsoever, concealed carry becomes very popular,” the report, obtained by Bedard, explained.

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About 8.5% of American adults have a carry permit, he said.

Alabama, Indiana and Georgia have the biggest concentration of permits, with holders at 32.5%, 23.4% and 15.5%.

Multiple states including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Indiana have more than one million permit holders and Florida leads the list with 2.57 million.

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