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Group notes concealed carry permits have surged to 18 million and include many DEMS

(National SentinelSecond Amendment: The number of people who have obtained a concealed carry permit has surged to an all-time high of 18 million, according to figures from the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).

What’s more, there are many self-described Democrats included in that number.

The Washington Examiner reports that the head of the USCCA says politics does not always factor in when it comes to exercising a constitutional right (nor should it):

Founder and President Tim Schmidt estimates that up to 40 percent of his 300,000 members are Democrats. What’s more, he said that of another three million who have sought information from his group, half are Democrat.

“A lot of new people are getting permits,” Schmidt noted.

Regarding his prospects, he added, “Half of them align themselves with the Democrats. So this whole concept of wanting to defend yourself doesn’t go straight down Republican or conservative lines.

“I think everyone wants to defend themselves. We have all sorts of folks who say they are Democrats but want to carry a gun,” he added.

“It’s less about politics, I think, than freedom,” he said.

The number of Americans carrying concealed has been rising for years. As Breitbart News reported:

On July 28, 2016, Breitbart News reported that the concealed permits were surging during the Obama administration. Moreover, women were getting permits at twice the pace of men during Obama’s second term.

“The number of women with permits has increased twice as quickly as the number of men with permits,” said the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), which also pointed to evidence that “suggests that permit-holding is increasing about 75 percent more quickly among minorities than among whites.”

It turns out that engaging in the right to self-defense may be the very first truly bipartisan issue in the Age of POTUS Trump.



1 Comment on Group notes concealed carry permits have surged to 18 million and include many DEMS

  1. Guns in the hands of the insane LEFT ? Not so sure that is a good idea. But hey, Freedom is for all, right ? Let’s just hope they don’t start shooting Republicans because they deem us the enemy.

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