Posted August 20, 2018 10:00 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

The anti-gunners have been painting a very unflattering picture of guns and gun owners. Granted, that’s nothing new. They have always attacked us not on the strength of their proposals, but on the vehemence of their hatred. It’s not enough that we disagree with them, we must be monsters who enjoy seeing children murdered.

Lately, however, the media has been giving them a whole lot more time to prattle on about how awful we are, and in the era of social media, that’s not something they needed. Still, they’ve been getting it.

But has it really made a difference? Well, maybe, but not the kind of difference they expected.

Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards.

The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped 111 percent faster for women than for men. Moreover, compared to white individuals, permits for Asian and …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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