Number of Concealed Carry Permits Surge Past 21.5 Million

Number of Concealed Carry Permits Surge Past 21.5 Million


Data released by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) show that the number of concealed carry permits in America has now surpassed 21.5 million.

The CPRC study shows the exact number of concealed permits is over 21.52 million, which is a “48% increase since 2016.”

Moreover, the current number of permits represents “a 10.5% increase over the number of permits [CPRC] counted a year ago in 2020.”

Yahoo News noted that the number of concealed carry permits increased by “a record two million last year,” surpassing the previous yearly record of increase by 200,000.

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Kiley Russell (L) speaks to salesman Jason Zielinski as she gets information about buying a gun before taking her concealed carry certification test at the Eagle Sports gun range in

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