Wednesday, July 25, 2012
GAO report on concealed carry laws and permits
GAO has just released a report on licensed concealed carry in the U.S. It has good summaries of the basic laws and numbers for each state. Since 2002, the number of states granting licenses has grown markedly. Today only Illinois and D.C. do not offer licenses. It's not hard to figure out which governments trust their own people. These are two of the nations most liberal jurisdictions. Over the years, millions of permits have been issued, millions of new handguns have been purchased and yet gun crime goes down. The blood baths predicted by the knee-jerk anti-gun crowd have never materialized. Of course, authoritarians never let facts get in the way.