Concealed Handgun Permit Report

Fox News and the the Washington Examiner on our new report on the continued growth in concealed handgun permits

5 Oct , 2020  

Fox News has a news story on our newest annual report on the number of concealed handgun permits.

A new report reveals that despite some states getting tougher on gun control, the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed firearms has spiked in recent years.

According to data from the Crime Prevention Research Center, there are nearly 19.5 million people in the U.S. with


Concealed Handgun Permit Report

New Concealed Carry Report For 2020: 19.48 Million Permit Holders, 820,000 More Than Last Year despite many states shutting down issuing permits because of the Coronavirus

2 Oct , 2020  

A copy of our newest report is available here (please download). Copies of our annual reports from 2014 through 2019 are available here.


During President Trump’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared to over 19.48 million – a 34% increase over 2016. However, while gun sales have set records in 2020, the growth in concealed handgun permits has slowed as many states shutdown their issuance of new permits.…

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publishes Bogus Science from RAND on gun control

23 Jun , 2020  

In a paper titled, “Changes in firearm mortality following the implementation of state laws regulating firearm access and use,” RAND Corporation staffers have published a paper examining child access prevention (CAP), right-to-carry (RTC), and stand your ground (SYG) laws. The paper shows that the people at RAND are continuing doing very biased and poorly done research on gun control.…

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Did Illinois just ban or at least strictly limit concealed carry?

27 Apr , 2020  

Illinois Governor Pritzker has an executive order that will take effect on May 1st.

“Wearing a face covering in public places or when working. Any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering (a mask or cloth face- covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.


Coronavirus: Some States have stopped issuing Concealed Handgun Permits

8 Apr , 2020  

In 16 Constitutional Carry states, you don’t need a permit to carry in the state, and in Montana, you don’t need a permit to carry in about 99.4% of the state. But in the rest of the country, you need a permit to carry concealed.

Partial list of states (We will update as we have time)

Georgia – “Probate courts across Georgia have been instructed to temporarily stop accepting applications for weapons carry licenses.”…

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“Sheriff’s office in Ohio offering free CCW classes to churches”

1 Jan , 2020  

From Fox Channel 8 in Cleveland.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones announced Tuesday his office is offering free CCW classes to churches “that have or are implementing security teams.” This comes after a deadly shooting at a church in Texas Sunday.

“Unfortunately, in these days and times, no place is immune from mass shootings and we want our citizens to go to church without worry and fear feeling safe and secure to worship with their families and fellow church members,” Sheriff Jones said.



Puerto Rico becomes Right-to-Carry

23 Dec , 2019  

Up until now it has been virtually impossible to get a concealed handgun permit in Puerto Rico. The new law has them move to right-to-carry, with a $200 fee, though that is about four times higher than the national average and will mean that lower income individuals, the ones who most need the protection, will be the ones least able to afford the fee.…



Fresno County Sheriff in California tries to encourage people in her county to get concealed handgun permits

16 Jul , 2019  

Getting a concealed handgun permit in California is difficult. In most counties, the strict, 16-hour training requirement and high fees aren’t the biggest obstacles. The biggest difficulty is simply convincing local law enforcement to agree that you have a legitimate reason to get a permit.

Mims said she’s tried to encourage people to apply for CCW licenses since she was elected sheriff in 2006.


On Fox Nation with Judge Napolitano: Explaining why more guns mean less crime

14 Jan , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talks with Judge Napolitano about crime reduction when law-abiding citizens own and carry guns for self-defense.

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With threats of violence and the rising temperatures, Trump administration officials should be able to carry permitted concealed handguns

25 Jun , 2018   Video

UPDATE: New Rasmussen Poll: “59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned”  During March of Obama’s second year in office, the same numbers were “53% and 28% respectively.”

ORIGINAL: We are about one year from when Representative Steve Scalise was severely wounded and other Republican Congressmen were shot at while they were at baseball practice.…