Suicide rates are counted in the national statistics of gun-related deaths. While this shines a light on the suicide epidemic in our country, this number comprises 60% of all gun deaths. These statistics can and have been used to attack gun owners and their constitutional right to gun ownership. Not only are firearm issues a hot topic, but statistics can be incomplete and or manipulated to make a point. That being said, in full disclosure, not all states make conceal carry numbers public information. While this makes the exact information not possible, it does allow us to look at certain trends about conceal carry holders in our country. Some of these trends are surprising.
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center 2017 study of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States, for the number of states that provide gender information, every state showed an increase in the percentage o...
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