Thanks, Obama: Concealed Carry Permits Have Skyrocketed Over Past Decade

Mr. Obama wanted to skyrocket the cost of energy: instead, he’s really the gun salesman of the decade

(Daily Caller) The number of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits is soaring to new levels despite the rabid anti-gun activism following a slew of school shootings over the past year.

Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards.

The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped 111 percent faster for women than for men. Moreover, compared to white individuals, permits for Asian and black individuals spiked 29 percent and 20 percent quicker, respectively.

“That increase in women and minorities mirrors their changing views on guns,” John Lott, the founder of the CPRC, told Fox News. “A poll by [the] Pew [Research Center] helps to explain why there has been such a large increase in concealed handgun permits among blacks and women. The poll shows a 25 percentage point increase in the proportion of blacks with a favorable view of gun ownership. This is the largest increase of any group.”

Why did this happen? It is surely linked to the massive increase in firearms purchases during the Obama years, especially for handguns, as Obama and Democrats have constantly pushed for more restrictions on law abiding citizens. And when people purchase handguns, a large chunk will say “hey, I might as well get a CCW so I can carry if I want to.” Seeing the rising violence around the country in Democrats run cities surely emboldened citizens to get those CCWs. Knowing that police are loathe to get involved because they’ll be demonized by Democrats and their pet media surely caused many to get CCWs.

Funny, a massive spike in gun ownership and CCW permits is Obama’s legacy. I wonder if he’ll put this in his presidential library? Since most of the rest of his legacy has been reversed.

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3 Responses to “Thanks, Obama: Concealed Carry Permits Have Skyrocketed Over Past Decade”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Seeing the rising violence around the country in Democrats (sic) run cities surely emboldened citizens to get those CCWs.

    The perception of rising violence fueled by politicians, the media, and especially industry interest groups, you mean.

    The violent crime rate has been halved since its peak in 1992. The rate has steadily decreased for over two decades (but ticking up a bit now – thanks DJT!). The biggest drops were in big cities.

    Even experts aren’t sure why the violent crime rate dropped so dramatically. Maybe criminals in the 90s foresaw that white conservatives were going to buy sidearms and AR-15s in droves after a Black man was elected and just gave up. Maybe Mexican rapists and murderers foresaw the Trump regime and decided to be less violent so as not to make him too ‘deporty’. Maybe violent criminals saw that uninvestigated white collar crime was ‘where it’s at’, and changed strategies.

    Professor Levitt concluded that more police, more criminals in prison, legalization of abortion and the collapse of the crack epidemic led to the unexpected and significant drop in violent crime since 1992. Gun control laws (Brady bill etc) and CCW laws had little effect on the crime rate. N.B. – His is just one perspective.

    It will be interesting to see what the impact of the meth and opioid crisis in rural America and heroin in cities will be on violent crime. Over 70,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017. But dead addicts commit few crimes. WHO and NIH both estimate that over 2 million Americans are addicted to opioid drugs.

    http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/LevittUnderstandingWhyCrime2004.pdf

    In any event, it’s ironic that those that most decry “fake news” spend all their time spreading “fake news”. But we all realize it’s not a bug, but a feature. The goal of tRump et al is to misinform, and label all truth as negotiable.

    Truth isn’t truth!” — Giuliani 19 Aug 2018

  2. bkhuna says:

    You know why the violent rate has been cut in half? Because the thugs are killing themselves off in droves.

    I hope it continues.

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