Concealed Carry Permits See A Big Increase
The study says a total of 16.36 million people in the U.S. now possess CCW permits, with a record 1.83 million approved last year. That amounts to 6.53 percent of all American adults with a carry permit.
Among them, women and minorities are also obtaining CCW permits in record numbers. Only some states break down concealed-carry data based on gender and race—of those, the report says the number of permits granted to women jumped 93 percent in recent years, and black women are getting them at a rate of 30 percent higher than white women....