Concealed carry permits have surged during the Obama Presidency, having reached new heights with the constant threat of gun control measures.
Via the Washington Examiner:
Americans now holding permits to pack a concealed weapon in public has soared 215 percent since 2007 to over 14.5 million, a record, according to a new report.
The Crime Prevention Research Center said that last year alone a record 1.73 million were approved in states requiring them.
John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Center, added that as the number of concealed carry permits has increased, the murder rate has dropped.
Much of the surge in permits has come due to gun control threats from President Obama and highly-publicized mass shootings that have prompted several law enforcement officials to suggest that Americans arm up.
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