Advocates arguing for concealed carry say that only one-third of one percent of the concealed cary permit holders commit crimes. A newspaper investigated in Texas and came up with some surprising results – it’s true.
The Dayton News of Dayton, Texas, determined that of the 50,869 convictions of individuals age 21 or over that year for violent crimes in Texas in 2013, only 158 convicted individuals — or 0.3106 percent — held a concealed handgun license.
That doesn’t include all crimes, such as drug crimes, frauds, or traffic offenses. They focused on violent crimes and weapons-related offenses to include: murders, sexual assaults, kidnappings, and terroristic threats, burglary, consumer product tampering and public lewdness.