More than a quarter of Alabamians have permits to carry firearms

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Figure is tops in nation according to new study by 2nd Amendment organization

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The number of Americans with a concealed carry license has tripled in the last 12 years, according to a new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center. 

The reports says there are 18.66 million Americans with concealed carry permits. That’s an 8-percent increase in the last year.

The reports says 7.3% of American adults have permits. Outside of California and New York, the figure jumps to 8.75% of the adult population.

Alabama has the highest rate — 26.3%. Indiana is second with 17.9%. Florida has more than two million permitted carriers. Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Texas also have more than one million.

See the report

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