Follow @ra7s July 16, 2015 Š John R Lott

New Study: Over 12.8 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw by far the largest increase ever in the number of permits

The new report is available here. Part of the executive summary is shown here:

Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report:

Map for 2015 Report

Murder rate and permits graph

Graphing Permits and murder changes

UPDATE: Illinois — 103,000 March 2015 to 119,337 June 6, 2015

Total in report 12,802,740, updated 12,819,077