Showing how the percent of adults with concealed handgun permit changes in states over time from 2013 to 2018
29 May , 2019
The graphs and tables below allow you to see how the percent of adults with concealed handgun permits are changing in states from 2013 to 2018. On the top right of graph is a toggle that allows you set the graphs for any years from 2013 to 2018 or over a range of years. You can click on individual states to see more detailed information. The color scale is also shown at the top right of each graph.
The scroll bars for the next two graphs are on the right side of the graphs. These numbers underestimate the number of people who legally carry a concealed handgun because many Constitutional Carry states allow people to carry without a permit. You can clearly see that for many states that have moved to Constitutional Carry (such as Kansas and New Hampshire) the percent of the population with concealed carry permits fell.
Dates that states enacted Constitutional Carry.
Alaska September 9, 2003
Arizona July 29, 2010
Arkansas October 17, 2018
Idaho July 1, 2016
Kansas July 1, 2015
Kentucky June 26, 2019
Maine October 15, 2015
Mississippi for a gun carried in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag July 1, 2015, expanded to included belt and shoulder holsters and sheaths on April 15, 2016
Missouri January 1, 2017
New Hampshire February 22, 2017
North Dakota August 1, 2017
Oklahoma November 1, 2019
South Dakota July 1, 2019
Vermont As long as it has been a state
West Virginia May 24, 2016
Wyoming July 1, 2011