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People With Permits Commit Crimes

Myth: People with concealed weapons permits will commit crimes.

Permit Information People With Permits Commit Crimes

  • Fact: The results for the first 30 states that passed “shall-issue” laws for concealed carry permits are similar.
  • Fact: In Texas, citizens with concealed carry permits are 14 times less likely to
    commit a crime. They are also five times less likely to commit a violent crime.
  • Fact: People with concealed carry permits are:301
    • 5.7 times less likely to be arrested for violent offenses than the general public
    • 13.5 times less likely to be arrested for non-violent offenses than the general
    public
  • Fact: Even gun control organizations agree it is a non-problem, as in Texas – “because there haven’t been Wild West shootouts in the streets”.
  • Fact: Of 14,000 CCW licensees in Oregon, only 4 (0.03%) were convicted of the
    criminal (not necessarily violent) use or possession of a firearm.
  • Fact: In Florida, a state that has allowed concealed carry since late 1987, you are twice as likely to be attacked by an alligator as by a person with a concealed carry permit.

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