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Cam Edwards writes over at bearingarms.com that applications for concealed carry permits are rising across the country despite the fact that over half of the states allow concealed carry without a permit:

The trend is most visible in those states where concealed carry was off-limits to most residents until last year, when the Supreme Court struck down “may-issue” systems requiring applicants to demonstrate good cause or a justifiable need to carry a firearm for self-protection. Communities across California, for instance, are seeing a huge influx of applications despite the fact that some localities are charging more than $1,000 in fees and associated costs in order to obtain a permit to carry.

Cam notes that it’s not just states like California and Maryland, places that had restrictive or non-existent requirements to obtain a permit pre-Bruen, but it is also states like Florida and Pennsylvania.

It could be that folks still want permits in states that have Constitutional Carry because states like Virginia require non-residents to have a permit in their state of residence to carry in Virginia. Regardless of the reason millions of Americans have the ability to carry concealed post Bruen and they are taking their right to self-defense seriously and taking the necessary steps to exercise that right.

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