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    What percentage of Americans conceal carry?

    Does anyone know the stats on how many Americans conceal carry regularly?

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    A quick google said 17.25 million. ?


    Edit: 17.25 have permits, possible 3m carry daily......... but how accurate this is....is anybodys guess?
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    Sounds about right. Around 2 percent? Hardly ever a good guy with a pistol around when the bad guys start blasting
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    In Alabama, just over 22% of those eligible hold a permit. Daily carry? Probably not 5% of the permit holders. Considering how many permit holders that is in comparison to the state population, there's still a good many.

    Personally, I only carry if I leave the house- whether it's going on a trip or just down to the mailbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wall-e View Post
    Sounds about right. Around 2 percent? Hardly ever a good guy with a pistol around when the bad guys start blasting
    If you're referring to "around when the bad guys start blasting" as in a mass shooting, a large part of that is a lot of the bad guys that do that stuff choose "No guns for the law abiding" zones.

    In Ohio they keep stat's on the number of licensee's but a lot of the people that are licensed don't carry. When asked those people will claim that "Oh I only carry when I need to." None of those people who think they can see the future have yet to give me the name of the winning horse at the local race track. If I knew when or where I know I'll need a gun to defend myself I probably wouldn't go there in the first place.
    Plus, I'd only wear my seat belt or my motorcycle helmet when I know I'll be in an accident, or wouldn't drive or ride that day.
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    There are also those to consider that carry constitutionally, as well as those that carry illegally. And not all of those carrying illegally are bad guys.
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    Who's asking and why should anyone reveal they conceal?
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    The numbers are considerably higher than reported. The OP asked how many people conceal carry, not how many LAWFULLY conceal carry. How many states now offer constitutional carry that doesn't require a permit? I think that 17 mil is probably closer to 25 mil in reality.
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