Women a Key Demographic in Dramatic Rise in Concealed Carry Permits - Granite Grok

Women a Key Demographic in Dramatic Rise in Concealed Carry Permits

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Three days ago, we reported on the 308% rise in concealed carry permits since the election of Obama. A number bolstered by some unknown quantity in the 16 states that allow law-abiding gun owners to carry without one. It turns out, a significant part of that increase is due to women.

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Women are largely fueling the increase. Among the eight states that had data from 2012-19, permits for men grew by 107% and permits for women soared by 215%. In the 14 states with 2016 data on sex, women now make up 36% of permit holders.

Another key rising demographic are minorities.

Over those same years, the number of blacks with permits increased 30% faster than the number of whites with permits. Blacks now make up 11% of permit holders.

Rural areas account for almost all of this rise because in liberal cities where violent crime his higher, only the rich and well connected (or criminals) carry firearms.

In Los Angeles County, by contrast, as of July 2018 there were 424 permits for 8.9 million adults. Only the political elite get them: judges, reserve deputy sheriffs and a small group of very wealthy, well-connected individuals. As of 2012, Hispanics made up almost half the county, but they only got about 6.5% of the permits. Women got about 7%, and blacks 5%.

That’s the template for Democrat gun control. The government and the ruling class get guns; everyone else gets the shaft.

| Townhall.com