Study Shows Concealed Carry Permit Holders Break Laws Far Less Than Cops

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Study Shows Concealed Carry Permit Holders Break Laws Far Less Than Cops

A study of gun statistics across the country found that concealed carry permit holders break the law far less than police officers.

 

 

Despite massive gun restrictions rolling out across the country, for the past two years, the number of concealed carry permit holders has continued to soar. A study conducted at the end of last year showed that the number of Americans licensed to carry a concealed weapon is now over 17 million—a whopping 273 percent increase since 2007.

 

If we were to believe the rhetoric that more people carrying guns would lead to more crime, there would be a correlation showing an increase in crime among concealed carry holders. However, a study conducted by the Crime Prevention and Research Center, which examined these numbers, found the opposite.

 

What’s more, not only are concealed carry permits not committing the crimes the anti-gun crowd would like us to believe, but the study found cops are far more likely to commit crimes than permit holders.

 

According to the study, “permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors and felonies at less than a sixth of the rate for police officers.”

 

“With about 685,464 full-time police officers in the U.S. from 2005 to 2007, we find that there were about 103 crimes per hundred thousand officers,” CPRC President John R. Lott Jr. calculates, which he noted is admittedly low due to under-reporting. “For the U.S. population as a whole, the crime rate was 37 times higher—3,813 crimes per hundred thousand people,” he noted.

 

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