Law abiding citizens aren’t going to be sitting ducks anymore. And good for them! Let’s hope the amount of crime will decrease now. Or at least, more and more crimes will be prevented.
By AWR Hawkins
The number of concealed carry permits issued to Chicago residents was up nearly 50 percent in 2016 compared to 2015.
In 2016, 22,517 permits were issued in 2016, versus 13,948 in 2015.
Even apart from concealed carry, the number of law-abiding citizens seeking permits to own a gun for self-defense in their homes and businesses surged.
DNA Info reports that 38,712 Chicago residents got a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card in 2016, compared to 23,725 in 2015. That means the “state [issued] 63 percent more permits to Chicagoans to own a gun in 2016 than in 2015.”