According to new data from the United States Concealed Carry Association Americans are lining up to get Concealed Carry Permits and they are coming from both parties.

The Washington Examiner:

According to the United States Concealed Carry Association, which trains and insures those legally allowed to pack heat, there are now some 18 million with permits, up from 11 million four years ago.

Founder and President Tim Schmidt estimates that up to 40 percent of his 300,000 members are Democrats. What’s more, he said that of another three million who have sought information from his group, half are Democrat.

A lot of new people are getting permits,” Schmidt said.

Of his prospects, he added, “Half of them align themselves with the Democrats. So this whole concept of wanting to defend yourself doesn’t go straight down Republican or conservative lines. I think everyone wants to defend themselves. We have all sorts of folks who say they are Democrats but want to carry a gun.” 

This is bad news for The Democrats as midterms are just around the corner. Democrats have already subscribed to extreme rhetoric on Gun Control and it won’t play very well with Democrats who believe in the right to bear arms.

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