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Concealed Carry by State in the U.S.

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:56 am

https://www.gunstocarry.com/concealed-carry-statistics/

I'm sure there are other sites with similar data, but thought this was interesting.

Particularly as to how some very 'gun-friendly' states have LOW numbers of CCW licensees, but of course that may reflect permitless-carry.

It would also be interesting to see the CCW listed as per-adult-citizen. Indiana has about 5 million adults, so almost one out of every six adults in Indiana has a CCW license....
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#2 Post by COSteve » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:15 pm

Just looking at the graph AJMD429 linked to might not give the proper perspective. I think one has to compare the number of CCWs to the population to get a clearer picture of the position each state has. For instance, Florida with 1,784K CCW owners (HERE) is also the 3rd most populous state with a 2020 estimated census of 21,993K people (HERE) or 8.1% of population while Pennsylvania with 1,275K CCW holders which is only 73% of those in Florida, has a population of 12,821K so they have a higher percentage of CCW holders at 9.9%. Not surprisingly, California with only 92K CCW owners but with a large population of 39,937K only has 0.2% of population with CCW permits, however, that's not counting all of the gang members in California who carry everywhere without a license so there's that too. :D :lol: :roll:
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#3 Post by Grizz » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:38 pm

I agree with Steve, the percentage of eligible residents should be listed.

I also see that there are ONLY three states with over a million permit holders.

Should it become a goal that we support a movement to increase the lagging states, minus the Constitutional carry states, to over a million permit holders? That gives a target of 30 states to upgrade to the "Over a Million" premium status. KWIM ?

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#4 Post by jnyork » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:12 pm

Grizz wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:38 pm
I agree with Steve, the percentage of eligible residents should be listed.

I also see that there are ONLY three states with over a million permit holders.

Should it become a goal that we support a movement to increase the lagging states, minus the Constitutional carry states, to over a million permit holders? That gives a target of 30 states to upgrade to the "Over a Million" premium status. KWIM ?
It will be a little difficult to "upgrade" Wyoming to "Over a Million" status, that's almost twice our total population. :D

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#5 Post by piller » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:25 pm

Doesn't Kansas have about 7 million people now? I think they have Constitutional carry.

Texas has a decent permit system, but I would like Constitutional Carry here. It is good, but could be better.
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#6 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:30 pm

COSteve wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Just looking at the graph AJMD429 linked to might not give the proper perspective. I think one has to compare the number of CCWs to the population to get a clearer picture of the position each state has.
What I said... :wink:
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:56 am
It would also be interesting to see the CCW listed as per-adult-citizen.
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#7 Post by Old No7 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:27 pm

Interesting site and comments above.
AJMD429 wrote:
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"...some very 'gun-friendly' states have LOW numbers of CCW licensees, but of course that may reflect permitless-carry."
When Maine went to permitless-carry (aka "Constitutional Carry" here), I kept my permit because (a) It allows me to carry several places the others can't, but more importantly (b) I wouldn't lose the ability to carry if some moonbat administration repealed the permitless carry.

It's not like I'd trust politicians to do the right thing....

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#8 Post by Grizz » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:29 pm

jnyork wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:12 pm
Grizz wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:38 pm
I agree with Steve, the percentage of eligible residents should be listed.

I also see that there are ONLY three states with over a million permit holders.

Should it become a goal that we support a movement to increase the lagging states, minus the Constitutional carry states, to over a million permit holders? That gives a target of 30 states to upgrade to the "Over a Million" premium status. KWIM ?
It will be a little difficult to "upgrade" Wyoming to "Over a Million" status, that's almost twice our total population. :D

Well, I know, but how do democraps do it ?

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#9 Post by COSteve » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:22 am

Grizz wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Well, I know, but how do democraps do it ?
Remember their motto, "Vote early, vote often." And it down right amazing how they can wake the dead and get them to vote Democrap too!!
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#10 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:32 pm

COSteve wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:22 am
Grizz wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Well, I know, but how do democraps do it ?
Remember their motto, "Vote early, vote often." And it down right amazing how they can wake the dead and get them to vote Democrap too!!
Don't forget the dogs and cats and other pets who seem to find a way to register and vote....

....then there are the ILLEGAL aliens who are now allowed to vote in many places..... :evil:
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#11 Post by Grizz » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:25 pm

[quote....then there are the ILLEGAL aliens who are now allowed to vote in many places....][/quote]

subtract those and Trump won the popular vote.

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#12 Post by alnitak » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am

Are these stats for resident only permits, or include non-resident as well? Here on the East coast it is very common for people to have a resident permit in their state, and a non-resident from FLA, which has the largest reciprocity in this area. That might account for the large number (1.7M) for FLA.
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#13 Post by piller » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:24 am

Reciprocity is a topic that could be discussed and messed with for a long time without ever coming to a consensus.
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#14 Post by Larkbill » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:03 pm

Reciprocity is the big question for sure.

We just went Constitutional carry in Missouri, but I intend to maintain my permit since we're now retired and travel more. Until there is national reciprocity it will always be a problem.
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