At least 1 in 10 U.S. adults carries a concealed handgun!

I’m generalizing a bit from this paper, which reports that 8% of U.S adults now have a concealed carry permit. The true number carrying concealed is much higher, as this astonishing graphic shows: Constitutional carry means a state resident can carry a concealed handgun by right, without applying for a permit; in right to carry states you need a permit that the authorities must issue unless...

Defensive gun uses are very common, but data issues keep them hidden

Basically, the media rarely reports on them, the main federal survey screens out too many by only asking for people who were victims of a crime, and the data archive used by reporters only includes events reported in the media: Americans who look only at the daily headlines would be surprised to learn that, according to academic estimates, defensive gun uses — including instances when guns are...

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