Women are getting concealed gun permits in record numbers

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According to John Lott’s Crime Prevention Center, the number of approved concealed carry permits has surged under President Trump and now there are more than 16.36 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. In recent years, the number of women attaining a concealed carry permit has jumped nearly 93 percent!

The Washington Examiner has the details:

Driven by safety concerns and reports of terrorist attacks, more Americans than ever have applied for and received permits to carry concealed pistols, and in one Pennsylvania county dubbed “God’s Country,” over half of all adults are licensed to carry, according to a new report.

Lott said that 16.36 million Americans have permits, and there were an unprecedented 1.83 million approved last year. That means that 6.53 percent of all American adults have a carry permit. Women and minorities are also getting them at record numbers. Of states that broke out gender and race of permit holders, his latest annual report said that the number of permits granted to women jumped 93 percent in recent years and blacks are getting them at a rate 30 percent higher than whites.

“The two things that stand out in this year’s report is the huge increase in permits for women and minorities as well as how extremely law-abiding the over 16.3 million permit holders continue to be,” Lott, the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told Secrets.

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