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CPRC Concealed Carry Report on Concealed Handguns in the News

11 Jul , 2014  

Fox News: Murder rate drops as concealed carry permits rise, study claims

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.

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New Report from Crime Prevention Research Center shows 11.1 million Americans Hold Concealed Carry Permits

9 Jul , 2014  

UPDATE: Newest numbers 14.5 million permit holders in 2016.  The report below is for 2014.  The later reports for 2015 and 2016 can be seen here.

ORIGINAL POST: Concealed-Carry-Permit-Holders-Across-the-United-StatesThe Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) today released a report, Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States, revealing that 11.1 million Americans hold concealed carry permits up from an estimated 4.6 million in 2007 [scroll down to see some updated numbers showing closer to 12 million permit holders].…

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MYTH: FIREARMS RESEARCH FELL AFTER THE NRA RESTRICTIONS ON FEDERAL FUNDING

27 Feb , 2014  

The CPRC is proud to release a new study that is available here.

Here is part of a news story on the report from Fox News:

A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades.

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An exchange in Scientific American over the academic literature on concealed carry and background checks

22 Feb , 2014  

This is the second exchange in the letters section of Scientific American that John Lott has had with Michael Shermer in the last year.

Of course, the single paper that Shermer cites was mentioned and discussed at length in the review of the literature that Lott provided in More Guns, Less Crime (click on screen shots to make them larger).…