Concealed Carry Revocation Rates by Age
8 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 6, 2015
It is a common refrain that we can’t allow permitted concealed handguns on university property because we all know how irresponsible young people can be, getting drunk and having wild parties. So, how can we possibly trust college students to have a permitted concealed handgun?
While most acknowledge that permit holders as a group are extremely law-abiding, even they worry that college age permit holders are irresponsible and would use guns improperly. Yet, we don’t need to guess about what might happen. There have been no reported problems with permit holders in the nine states that mandate that colleges allow permitted concealed handguns on campuses.
In addition, Michigan, Nevada, and Texas, which provide permit revocation data on the permit holder’s year of age, show college age permit holders are as responsible as older permit holders.
Keywords: concealed carry, revocation rates for permits
JEL Classification: K14, L33
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