Originally Posted by dustoff31
Everything that I've seen seems to indicate that even in shall issue states, the norm is only about 2 - 3% of the eligible population statewide bother to obtain a CCW.
Maybe as high as 4%.
I've seen some speculation that many of the people who get LTC when it becomes easier to get are the people who have been carrying anyway; in that case there is only a slight increase in the number of carriers.
says it has 977,000 'regular person' CCW as of Oct 31.
Florida has about 14.8 million residents over 18 who might be eligible; trim 10% of that for ineligibles to get 13.3 million, and we get an outside figure of (.977/13.3 =) 7.4%.