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The number of permits to carry concealed weapons in the U.S. has jumped to more than 17.25 million this year, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That is an increase of 890,000 from last year, according to the gun advocacy research group, which has found that the growth in permits has been continuous over the years.

“We see an increase of 4.6 million permits in 2007 of 17.25 million now, with the number increasing each year, ‘the centre’ s found of John Lott told Fox News. “It seems very likely that we will continue to see an increase next year.

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He added: “The states we have seen a delay of the licences in the first place, these Constitutional Carry states where a permit is not required, indeed, some of those states have even seen a decrease in the number of licences, although the number of people living in those places is undoubtedly assumed.”

Lott said the increase is also defying the many predictions that the permits would not continue to increase after 2016 election, and Donald Trump in the White House.

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“Conventional wisdom held that the strong increase in gun sales during Obama’s presidency was driven, at least in part, by the threat of guns control,” the study says. “That is the reason why any expected gun sales to decline after Trump’s victory.”

The percentage of American adults with concealed carry permits rose to 7.14 percent, of about 6 percent, the center reported.

It is also shown that the number of women and minorities with licenses has continued to climb.

“That the increase of women and minorities, and mirrors their changing views on guns,” said Lott, a Fox News columnist. “A poll by the Pew (Research Center) helps to explain why there is such a large increase in concealed pistol licenses among blacks and women. The poll shows a 25% – point increase in the share of blacks with a favorable view of gun control. This is the largest increase of any group.”

Lott said the increase among all women was 11 percent, and the increase among men was 8 percent.

The centre issued its findings after analysis of concealed carry permit information that is collected in the first place by the states and the district agencies. In 14 states, people don’t need a permit to enter, so that the total increase in concealed carry permits is actually higher.

In 15 states, more than 10% of adults have permits—four more than last year.

Alabama has the highest percentage of adults with permits—22.1 percent, the study also found. Indiana is second with 17.9 percent and South Dakota is third with 17.2 percent.

In addition, the study found that concealed handgun permit holders are extremely law-abiding—in Florida and Texas permit holders have been convicted of a crime and crimes in a sixth of the speed at which the police are judged.

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