New Study: More Carry Permits = Less Crime

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New Study: More Carry Permits = Less Crime
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) finds that the number of people with concealed firearm carry permits has reached an all-time high, and that increasing the number of permit-holders is associated with a decrease in murder and total violent crime.

The study notes that the number of carry permit-holders has increased most sharply during the Obama administration, from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million currently. Furthermore, coinciding with Pew Research Center polling finding that support for gun ownership and opposition to gun control is increasing among young people, minorities and women, the CPRC study found that carry permits are increasing more among minorities than among whites, and more among women than among men. Both sets of findings contradict gun control supporters’ claim that gun ownership is confined to elderly white males.

Gun control supporters continue to pretend that permit-holders commit crimes at a high rate, but the CPRC study concludes that permit-holders are “extremely law-abiding,” convicted of crimes at a lower rate than even law enforcement officers in some states.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, the study notes, between 2007 and 2014, as permit numbers have increased, “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.”

In sum, the CPRC study validates what supporters of modern firearm carry laws have been saying ever since past NRA President Marion P. Hammer got the Right-to-Carry ball rolling with Florida’s adoption of a “shall-issue” carry permit law in 1987. Detractors in Florida and in states that adopted similar laws thereafter uniformly predicted dire consequences if people were allowed to carry firearms for protection, but those predictions have not come to pass.

Americans who carry guns for protection have earned the trust of their countrymen, and that trust has become the foundation upon which further legal recognition of defensive firearm rights will continue to be achieved.

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Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Change your state laws ,The Consitution doesn’t say anything about paying for your rights. Alaska permitless carry open or concealed. I carry mostly because big animals , dogs , bear , coyote and moose around my hood , some thieves , like anywhere else. All deserving a round if a problem with my property.

mikrat
mikrat
6 years ago
Reply to  Eric

No State can make any “Law” that subverts the Constitution… So ALL STATE GUN LAWS that do subvert the Constitution (Right to Carry ANY Arm) are NULL and VOID on their face.

You don’t need to change Void laws – Just ignore them.

Its to bad the majority of people and Cops are to damn stupid to understand that.

Brad
Brad
6 years ago

One might consider the number of people the president has on his staff with Islamic ties as at least an indicator of where his deep seated loyalties likely lie. Therefore, It would be ignorant to consider Tex’s comments as being far fetched or having anything whatsoever with “being afraid.” Facts, are after all, facts. Anyone with a brain (liberals excluded) should really make whatever preparations they can afford to at least be ready to do whatever is necessary to defend what remains of our rapidly fleeting freedoms. It’s used to be called being an American! Freedom is not now, nor… Read more »

Brad
Brad
6 years ago

One might consider the number of people the president has on his staff with Islamic backgrounds as an accurate indicator of where his true loyalties originate from. Therefore, I (nor should anyone else) should consider Tex’s comments as being far fetched or having anything whatsoever with being afraid. Facts, are after all, facts. Anyone with a brain (liberals excluded of course) should make whatever preparations they can reasonably afford to be ready to do whatever is necessary to defend what remains of their fleeting freedoms. It’s used to be commonly referred to as being an American! Freedom is not now,… Read more »

JohnC
JohnC
6 years ago

Darn almost agreed with Tex on this one and I do agree with the author. Tex your obsession with the President is neurotic. The President does not encourage terrorist, he is just not afraid like you are.

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Everyone who can qualify for a CCW needs to get it ASAP ! Buy a handgun that you are comfortable with (caliber size and type/style of handgun) and train with it ! Go to the range and practice,and then practice some more. Train with it,know it ! Keep your weapon cleaned after each range trip. Being a expert shot is a perishable skill that requires a lot practice and training ! You can never really get too much firearms training. Islamic Muslim terrorists are here,and Obama is encouraging them to be here. Don’t ever count on LE to protect you… Read more »