Facts About Concealed Carry Handgun
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A concealed carry hand gun is the act of carrying a handgun in public though in a concealed manner. In order for one to do this there needs to be an authorization from CCW through a permit. Such a gun can be carried on one’s body or on a close range. In most cases, one needs to have no criminal record in order to obtain a permit to carry a gun.

In the United States, 42 states have passed a right to carry bill whereby anyone can be issued with the permit to carry a hand gun. Thirty eight states are on the “shall issue” basis whereby this permit is only issued on the basis that the person has no criminal record. However four states require absolutely no permit to carry a concealed handgun.

According to a study spanning in the year 1980-2009, gun homicides were higher by 10% in the states that had restrictive CCW laws.

Since the year 1988 when the right to carry law in Florida was started, crime rates among all gun owners with a carry permit have consistently been on a low of 0.02%.

Crime has been reported to be significantly higher in states that do not have right to carry laws.

After the concealed carry law was passed in Florida, there was a significant drop in crime rate from 36% above the national average to 4% below. Up to date, this has remained on the low.

Murder rate has drastically dropped 50% faster right after the right to carry law was passed. On the other hand, rape cases also fell 93% faster in the first year right after enactment. On the second year it fell 500% faster. It is also important to note that in the second year, assaults also fell 250% faster.

Between the year 1977 and 1995, the average death rate from mass shooting reduced by 91% after the right to carry laws were enacted. Injuries from such also dropped by over 80%.

States with the largest rate of right to carry gun ownership are proven to also have the largest decrease in all manner of crime especially violent crime.

For each extra year that a concealed gun law is enacted, the murder crime rate reduces by 3%, robberies more than 2% and rape by 2%.

The more people obtain a permit to carry concealed handguns, the lower the crime rate as there probably is a chance that the target is armed so criminals tend to be extra careful.

The benefits of carrying concealed handguns do not only apply to permit owners, it also extends to others as they get to enjoy the peace and the reduced crime rate. This is mostly so because criminals prefer to leave the areas that have the right to carry law enacted hence declaring the areas free of crime.

The increased permit rendering of carrying concealed handguns does not in any way lead to increased crime, accidental deaths, suicides or careless injuries.

A look at the statistics clearly show that carrying a concealed hand gun is advantageous and is probably the most effective way of reducing crime. It also increases peace of mind obtained from knowing that one is protected and has a means of self-defense.


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