Concealed Carry Revocation Rates by Age

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John R. Lott

Crime Prevention Research Center

John E Whitley

Crime Prevention Research Center; Institute for Defense Analyses

Rebekah Riley

Crime Prevention Research Center

Date Written: March 6, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lott, John R. and Whitley, John E and Riley, Rebekah, Concealed Carry Revocation Rates by Age (March 6, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3134753 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3134753

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