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These Gun Owners Are Least Likely Criminals, Report Finds

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By Fred Lucas / /at The Daily Signal

From 2007 through 2015, concealed-carry permits issued by state and local governments increased by 215 percent, according to a Crime Prevention Research Center report. (Photo: Nima Taradji/Polaris/Newscom)

Fred Lucas is the White House correspondent for The Daily Signal.

 

Concealed-carry permit holders are nearly the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center says—comparing the permit holders foremost with police.

“Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding,” says the report, titled “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016.

From 2007 through 2015, permits issued by state and local governments increased by 215 percent, to more than 14 million Americans, according to the data.

The study compared permit holders to police, who committed 703 crimes from 2005 to 2007, and 113 of those were firearm violations.

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