The Number Of Americans Regularly Carrying Handguns Has DOUBLED In Just 4 Years

A newly published study reveals the number of Americans who carry loaded firearms every day has doubled in four years

Approximately 6 million Americans began regularly carrying a loaded firearm in 2019 while just 3 million carried in 2015, according to an American Journal of Public Health study published on Nov. 17.

In the month of November alone, the number of adults in the United States who carried a handgun spiked to 16 million compared to 9 million in 2015.

When analyzing data compiled by the 2019 National Firearms Survey, researchers discovered gun owners had predominantly shifted to carrying a gun for personal protection rather than hunting.

The study also shows the portion of Americans who used firearms for protection has skyrocketed from 46 percent in 1994 to 73 percent in 2019.

“Of handgun owners who carried, 4 in 5 carried primarily for protection, 4 in 5 had a concealed carry permit, 2 in 3 always carried concealed, and 1 in 10 always carried openly,” the American Journal of Public Health notes. “The prevalence of handgun carrying was similar in states with permitless carry laws and states with shall issue carry laws. By contrast, the prevalence of carrying was notably lower in states with may issue carry laws.”

“As personal protection became the predominant motivation for owning firearms, handgun ownership increased disproportionately from 64% in 1994 to 83% in 2021,” the study states.

Researchers who conducted the study surmise the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned a New York State law will incentivize more Americans to carry handguns and prompt more states to loosen gun control laws. In a 6-3 ruling in June, the high court struck down the New York law mandating firearm owners to demonstrate “proper clause” to obtain a concealed carry license will incentivize more Americans to carry handguns.

“On June 23, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled that New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense,” the study states. “This ruling could further catalyze the loosening of firearm-carrying regulations in different parts of the country at a time when, as our study indicates, trends in handgun carrying already point to more U.S. adults carrying loaded handguns in public places, including without a permit when a permit is required.”

Twenty-two states currently allow citizens to carry concealed weapons without obtaining a permit or undergoing a background check. Six other states are considering permitless carry measures including Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

As the Gateway Pundit has reported, violent crime is increasing nationwide, particularly in cities where Democrats have defunded the police and bail reform has crippled law enforcement.

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Businesses are fleeing blue cities amid soaring crime rates.

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The streets of ultra-liberal San Francisco are congested with schizophrenic homeless drug dealers following the city’s implementation of a $3 million program to deploy community workers instead of police to respond to “low-level” emergency complaints.

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In California, thousands of child molesters are being let out of prison after just a few months.

An investigation of a California database of sex offenders conducted by DailyMail reveals more than “7,000 sex offenders were convicted of ‘lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age’ but were let out of prison the same year they were incarcerated.”

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Covid-19 tyranny pervading the US is also a catalyst for the precipitous increase in firearms purchases.

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