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<<<Around 6,000 gun owners carried handguns every day in 2019, up from 3,000 in 2015, according to a study from the American Journal of Public Health published on Nov. 16. >>>

Did they leave off three zeroes???
 

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How many people are going to answer questions asked by some unknown person over the phone ? I'm just going to hang up ,not answer any questions.
I do 100% agree
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How many people are going to answer questions asked by some unknown person over the phone ? I'm just going to hang up ,not answer any questions.
If we don't know the person calling (caller ID), we simply don't even answer the phone. But, yeah... I would never reveal personal information to a random or anonymous caller.
 

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I see numbers going up from the last report I checked. Dade is now over 200K.

I'm in Highlands and doing the math we have right at 15% of the population licensed.
In 2010, Florida had a population of 18.85 million and that same year, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) had issued 729,222 Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearms Licenses (FCWFLs) or ~ 3.9% of the total population of Florida in 2010. So now in 2022 with ~2.6 million active FCWFLs issued and with the projected 2022 population of Florida being just over 22 million, the 2,547,222 active FWCFLs so far in 2022, represents an increase in ~12 years to a rate of ~11.8% of the population of Florida licensed to carry concealed firearms! However, remember that Florida does not distinguish or even issue "Non-Resident" permits [only resident and non-resident privileges]. So those estimates likely overestimate the percentage of the population of Florida that [legally] carry a concealed firearm (remember, criminals don't need no stinkin' permit). This the percentage over-estimates is because lots of out-of-state residents have a FCWFL, which was the boat I was in when I was still living and working as a resident of the DPRofMD! Regardless, the fact that the number of FCWFL issued by DOACS compared the population of Florida HAS ALMOST TRIPLED in 12 years is a wonderful trend in the right direction of FREEDOM! (y)(y)
 

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How many people are going to answer questions asked by some unknown person over the phone ? I'm just going to hang up ,not answer any questions.
Better yet, how many people that we know personally have ever been asked such questions over the phone? None that I know of.
 

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I would NEVER answer such questions over the phone!
 
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What's a phone? Do Not Disturb setting isxa blessing
 

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Population would include those under 21 who can't get a concealed permit yet, right?
If only 21 and over were tabulated as eligible population the % with carry permits would be higher.

ETA: for example Miami-Dade County has about 18% population under age 18:
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/f...untyflorida,volusiacountyflorida,US/PST045221

201,748 carry permits
Population of 553,543 is a lot more than 12% of over 21 adults with carry permits.
 

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Doesn't matter how many permits are issued, what matters is how many of those permit holders carry on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.

That percentage would be far lower than the % of potential carriers.
 

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Population would include those under 21 who can't get a concealed permit yet, right?
If only 21 and over were tabulated as eligible population the % with carry permits would be higher.

ETA: for example Miami-Dade County has about 18% population under age 18:
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/f...untyflorida,volusiacountyflorida,US/PST045221

201,748 carry permits
Population of 553,543 is a lot more than 12% of over 21 adults with carry permits.
One can cook statistics anyway they want, but the ratios I used provided an apples to apples comparison between 2010 and 2022 with easily available data of state-wide permits issued each year and total state population each year. You, on the other hand, are using a population "UNDER age 18" in one county and that one county's number of permits issued to conclude "a lot more than 12% of over 21 adults (in that county) with carry permits." However, that doesn't provide a clear path to your "conclusion." How many permit holders moved from out of state to that county? How many moved to a different county between 2010 and 2022? My number to provide any insight on any of that either, and really doesn't matter except to maybe show trends over a number of years. :unsure:
 
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Approximately 16 million adult handgun owners reported carrying a loaded weapon at least once in a given month, compared to 9 million in 2015.

That tells us nothing about how many carry on a daily basis day in and day out.

An estimated three million Americans carry a loaded firearm daily. That represent .008% of the population. 74% of the US population is 21 and over. That's 259 million people. 1.1% of the population over 21 carries daily.

That 1% who carry daily hasn't changed much in over 40 years, no matter how many permits have been issued.

We can discount several states that restrict carry heavily, those numbers wouldn't even be 1% of that states population. NJ for example, has 9 million people, take that 74% 21 and over, the potential exists for 6,600,000 potential carriers. Roughly 1000 permits are issued to people to carry daily. That's .01% of the population [ a tenth of the national average ].

Hawaiʻi police chiefs issued only six carry permits in 21 years, according to state data. Hawaii has 1.442 million citizens, take that 74% 21 and over natioanally, they have a potential to issue 1,67,000 permits. 6 permits to carry basically means NO ONE carries a gun in Hawaii daily.
 

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One can cook statistics anyway they want, but the ratios I used provided an apples to apples comparison between 2010 and 2022 with easily available data of state-wide permits issued each year and total state population each year. You, on the other hand, are using a population "UNDER age 18" in one county and that one county's number of permits issued to conclude "a lot more than 12% of over 21 adults (in that county) with carry permits." However, that doesn't provide a clear path to your "conclusion." How many permit holders moved from out of state to that county? How many moved to a different county between 2010 and 2022? My number to provide any insight on any of that either, and really doesn't matter except to maybe show trends over a number of years. :unsure:
I wasn't dissing your statistics or post, I was just saying that if they are counting people who are not old enough (under 21) in the total population that doesn't really reflect the % of actually eligible (age 21+) to permit holders; if only age 21 and over was tabulated as the population and out of those how many are permit holders that would be more reflective of people carrying than including people too young (ineligible).
 

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I wasn't dissing your statistics or post, I was just saying that if they are counting people who are not old enough (under 21) in the total population that doesn't really reflect the % of actually eligible (age 21+) to permit holders; if only age 21 and over was tabulated as the population and out of those how many are permit holders that would be more reflective of people carrying than including people too young (ineligible).
I wonder......

On any given day, which group actively carries more firearms (just raw count):
  • thugs / criminals
  • law-abiding citizens
I'm tempted to say the former, but I don't have any figures to back that up.
 
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