Some really interesting data on what percentage of the adult population holds concealed carry permits. Spoiler alert: New York and California aren’t in the lead…
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 …
Read the rest: Showing how the percent of adults with concealed handgun permit changes in states over time from 2013 to 2018 – Crime Prevention Research CenterCrime Prevention Research Center
The county I live in, in Ca., hasn’t issued a CCW permit in 31 years. I am a cattle rancher & multiple horse owner, located very close to a real sketchy area, my gate is on a frontage road, running along Hwy 80. There are a few homeless, & some crazy people living there, some live in cars, (a few had been living on our property, we recently learned). We have a lot of drug users, hook ups, & any other types of nefarious things happening there constantly, especially at night. We have people who’ve cut our locks off, or even taken out fence sections, to come in & dump garbage, or refuse, scout for game, & a few times, our horses have been locked in, (or out, without any water).
My mare was recently chased by an intruder on an ATV, until her shoes came off, & her hooves were jagged stumps, by some idiots. Our cattle have also been intentionally let out, just a few weeks ago, next to the busiest Hwy. in Ca., just for “fun”, I guess. I’ve been carrying a handgun for 33 years now, despite my inability to obtain a CCW permit. It’s not by choice, I’d love to apply for, & obtain a CCW permit, if I could. I never see any law enforcement personnel stopping in the area, (unless they’re CHP, just pulling someone over, off the freeway), I am often alone, frequently at night, & when I’m in the barn area, the solid 5’+ fences prevent my being able to see anyone approaching me, nor can I hear them, over all the freeway noise. I know that if I’m ever attacked, I am my only “line of defense”, even though it can be a pain at times. Over the many days in the last 33 years, I’ve only drawn, racked & aimed my weapon once, & if I hadn’t been carrying on that particular day, (despite my not having shot my attempted assailant, who apparently knew that as he heard me racking a round while turning, & charging him, I was ready to empty the clip into him, if he didn’t retreat). Had I not been armed just that one time, I’m certain I wouldn’t be alive, writing this post. Women should really consider taking an aggressive self-defense class, (taking their mothers & daughters with them), where they’ll learn how to defend themselves against real, large men, in order to fine-tune their instincts, learn the best techniques for them, IRL settings, while learning to survey & access a situation very quickly, & becoming efficient in using their “fight not flight” ingrained instincts & reflexes, by getting trained & up to par. Twice, while not carrying, (both at places where I’d worked, & had no place to carry a firearm), I’ve been accosted two separate times, both in parking lots while leaving work, in places you’d never think anyone would attack you. I was able to knock both of the assailants out, luckily, no doubt because they werent expecting a woman to wage an all-out physical assualt against them.
I wish more people really understood that it takes just one random day, & it can be the end, if you’re not prepared! It really is much better to have it, & to never need it, than the other way around!
I live in SoCal my entire life, and have been shooting/building/training for the past three decades. Yet I’ve never seen anyone down here with a permit. They’re like unicorns…stuff of fantasy you hear about in stories, and you wonder if they really exist.
Exactly the problem with “shall issue” permit laws. Too easy to just not approve any for no good reason whatsoever…
Constitutional carry states show lower levels of permits. The only purpose of getting one is travel to other states.
Are there any correlation studies with CHL percentages and break-in/crime stats? I know the opioid crisis has skewed a lot of crime data recently, but it would still be interesting to see.
What about Hawaii? Concealed carry (or open carry for that matter) are like the magical unicorn. It doesn’t exist.