Conceal Carry Permits Surge to 18 Million, Democrats Rush To Get Them Too

A nation on edge has driven a surge in concealed carry gun licenses, but those getting them aren’t the usual suspects. READ ALL ABOUT IT

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SOURCE: Washington Examiner

According to the United States Concealed Carry Association, which trains and insures those legally allowed to pack heat, there are now some 18 million with permits, up from 11 million four years ago.

Founder and President Tim Schmidt estimates that up to 40-percent of his 300,000 members are Democrats. What’s more, he said that of another three million who have sought information from his group, half are Democrat.

“A lot of new people are getting permits,” Schmidt said.

Of his prospects, he added, “Half of them align themselves with the Democrats. So this whole concept of wanting to defend yourself doesn’t go straight down Republican or conservative lines. I think everyone wants to defend themselves. We have all sorts of folks who say they are Democrats but want to carry a gun.”

He said that when USCCA sends out emails critical of Democrats, his phones light up with members who stress that they are gun advocates and Democrats.

“It’s less about politics, I think, than freedom,” said Schmidt.

14 thoughts on “Conceal Carry Permits Surge to 18 Million, Democrats Rush To Get Them Too”

  1. I know you folks are the most honest law abiding citizens we have. It is your duty to get out and vote for the people that will allow you to continue with you lawful carry. 18mm is a huge voting bloc and should get the attention of anyone seeking office.

  2. Because they are Democrats, and as history has shown they should not be allowed access to weapons. Please see a brief history below.
    In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
    In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States who later died from the wound.
    In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
    In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
    In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.
    In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.
    In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
    In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
    In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria.
    In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.
    In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
    In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
    In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.
    In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.
    In 2009, a left wing radical Islamic sympathizer Major Nidal Hasan fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others on Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas. The shooting produced more casualties than any other on an American military base.
    In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head thus wounding her for life.
    In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
    In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
    In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school.
    In Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.
    In 2016 a registered Muslim Democrat murdered 49 people in an Orlando night club.
    One could go on, but you get the point, even if the media does nothing.
    Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.

      1. You are extremely mis-informed. Please do some research before making these statements.

      2. The KKK was created by Southern Democrats right after the Civil War. They hated blacks, Jews and Catholics. The KKK today is a toothless organization and only have the KKK name. The NRA was started in 1871 and Prez Grant was the first Prez to become a Life Member of the NRA. The NRA convinced Grant to go after the KKK and he closed them down in the North but they were much too powerful in the South.

  3. “Au contraire”, 33ww….Don is right..

    The Southern Dems didn’t want minorities to vote, own weapons or even to get any basic education.. Read and learn, my friend, and find out why the KKK existed and whose party the Klan was beholden to. I don’t think that history can be changed to suit a new political view. ..What is factually true should be more well known. and irrefutable.

    1. My statement is correct. Yes, they were democrats, but they were conservatives. Read about the Southern Strategy, and when the klan switched to the republican party. You can use that “democrats started the klan” talking point all you want, but you know which party the klan supports today.

      1. You state, emphatically, that KKK founders were conservative.
        In what way were they conservative?

      2. The party does not support the clan. Conservative democrats, not hardly. Same democrats started gun control to keep black people from obtaining firearms. Try again to see the truth

      3. You can’t equate the liberal or conservative philosophy of a group with the name of the liberal or conservative parties in the US. Apples and oranges.

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