A study released in August 2018 found that over a 10-year period, CCW permits had increased roughly 275 percent — from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, the Crime Prevention Research Center found.
The center discovered that the most notable demographic increases were among women and minorities.
“That increase in women and minorities mirrors their changing views on guns,” John Lott, the founder of the CPRC, told Fox News at the time.
Deviation from the orthodoxy. John R. Lott, RealClear Politics, Tuesday:
New York Times opinion editor James Bennet resigned after daring to publish a column by Republican senator Tom Cotton, who argued for using the military to help quell the riots that arose from George Floyd’s murder. The publication of a conservative opinion was too much for many staff members and political activists.