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Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows | Fox News

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center. In July 2016, the center reported that 14.5 million people had concealed handgun permits. As of May of this year, the number is already 15.7 million.

John Lott, founder of the group and a Fox News columnist, said several states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, have seen a big jump in the number of gun permits issued. There are several reasons for the increase – most notably, a rise in women and minorities seeking to purchase handguns, Lott said.

“I think you’re continuing to see a change in the composition of people who go and get permits,” Lott said. “Women are growing at a much faster rate

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/22/demand-soars-for-concealed-carry-permits-data-shows.html

Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center. In July 2016, the center reported that 14.5 million people had concealed handgun permits. As of May of this year, the number is already 15.7 million.

John Lott, founder of the group and a Fox News columnist, said several states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, have seen a big jump in the number of gun permits issued. There are several reasons for the increase – most notably, a rise in women and minorities seeking to purchase handguns, Lott said.

“I think you’re continuing to see a change in the composition of people who go and get permits,” Lott said. “Women are growing at a much faster rate

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/22/demand-soars-for-concealed-carry-permits-data-shows.html

Potential Mass Murder Stopped by Concealed Carry Holder OPEN THREAD

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Concealed-carry reciprocity measure should become law

As Sheriff, I know I can’t always be there to protect every citizen from crime. Many citizens want to protect themselves and others by carrying concealed firearms. But a growing problem for many Virginians is the confusing patchwork of state laws that make it hard for them to travel and move about the country with their firearms. That is why I am supporting legislation in Congress that would give law-abiding Virginians the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights in every place they have the right to be, not just in Virginia. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would ensure that a person’s Second Amendment Rights are recognized in every state, not just their home state.

I have been a law enforcement officer for 40 years. Throughout my career, I have been guided by the desire to serve and protect my fellow Virginians, uphold our laws, and protect the constitutional

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Walmart customer’s concealed handgun discharges

Miami Valley Hospital President Mark Shaker is leaving “to seek out other career opportunities” and the hospital’s COO will serve as executive in charge beginning June 3. 

WHIO.com and the Dayton Daily News have obtained an internal communication announcing the departure of Shaker, whose last day with Dayton’s largest hospital — and member of the Premier Health Partners network — will be June 2. 

RELATED: Premier Health names new Miami Valley Hospital CEO

He has been with the Miami Valley healthcare community 31 years, according to the internal communication, which also gives a timeline of Shaker’s career: 

 “During his tenure, Mark was instrumental in introducing the first operational improvement division at MVH using Lean and Six Sigma methods to improve operational performance. 

While acting as Good Sam’s COO, Mark was also instrumental in the consolidation of The Dayton Heart Hospital with the Good Samaritan’s heart and vascular program. 

More recently, Mark in

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Walmart customer’s concealed handgun discharges a round

With bombers streaking overhead, thousands gathered Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force to catch a glimpse of 101-year-old Doolittle Tokyo Raider Richard E. Cole and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Raiders’ daring raid against Japan in World War II.

RELATED: Crowds swarm AF museum as B-25s arrive to honor Doolittle Raiders

Doug Bruser took one day off work to see something he and others may never see again in an event both somber and festive.

“It’s a once-a-lifetime chance to do it,” said Bruser, 55, of Mason.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldein compared the bravery of the Raiders on “a one-way mission” that for most ended in crash landings or bailing out over China to the signers of the Declaration of Independence who stood up to an oppressor.

Eighty Army Air Forces airmen climbed aboard 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers, taking

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Concealed Handgun Owner Shoots Armed Robber

A man with a concealed handgun shot an armed robber who killed a good Samaritan during a confrontation at a San Antonio mall on Sunday, reports the Austin American-Statesman.

The man killed was 42-year-old Jonathan Murphy, who was unarmed but tried to stop two robbers outside of a jewelry store. The man with the concealed weapon saw the shooting and fired at one of the robbers, wounding him. His name was not released. Neither were the names of the robbers.

“It was obvious it was a very dangerous situation and that lives were being threatened and (the two robbers) were armed with weapons and … the good Samaritan with the (concealed handgun) license could have been injured as well,” said Doug Greene, a San Antonio police spokesman. “We just ask people to use their best judgment when they get into situations like this.”

Murphy was at the jewelry store with his wife when

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Alabama lawmaker seeks end to concealed handgun permits

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A Tuscaloosa lawmaker wants to do away with the requirement for permits to carry a concealed handgun in Alabama.

Republican Sen. Gerald Allen filed the legislation Wednesday ahead of the legislative session that beings in February.

Allen says the current permit requirement is an unnecessary burden on gun owners. People can carry rifles without a permit.

Currently, a person must undergo a background check to obtain a concealed carry permit for a handgun.

The outlook for the bill is unclear. The bill is supported by the National Rifle Association, but it’s expected to be opposed by law enforcement officers.

Law enforcement representatives in past sessions opposed efforts to allow people to carry loaded pistols in vehicles without a permit.

The session begins Feb. 7.

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One of the first Second Amendment issues that President-elect Trump promises to address is legislation regarding national concealed carry reciprocity. The language in several bills already proposed varies somewhat, but the general theme is that if you have a concealed carry permit in one state, it should be honored in all states.

The Los Angeles Times editorial board is upset over the legislation, because they’ve convinced themselves that the law will somehow endanger public safety.

The NRA’s president, Wayne LaPierre, has already released a video statement trumpeting the victory, patting gun owners on the back for making it possible and calling for a renewed push to dismantle state and local gun-control laws. “Our time is now,” LaPierre said. “This is our historic moment to go on offense.”

At the top of LaPierre’s wish list is an absurd

Read more at: https://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/12/03/national-concealed-carry-reciprocity-dangerous-show/