Less than 1% of gun crimes are committed by Concealed Carry License holders. You also failed to realize that with this lifetime CCL, an individual still has to go through training to maintain the license every 5 years. This only cuts out the paperwork (in effect, allowing state workers to use time and money elsewhere). Research goes a long way in journalism, but it is apparent most college writers tend to regurgitate mainstream media rather than finding out the facts on their own. Why make it harder to obtain a CCL? So the criminal knows the odds the person they are about to rob is carrying a gun is much lower? It is documented that crime is lower in areas with a higher number of Concealed Carry License holders. If a criminal wants to conceal carry, they are not going to apply for a permit to do so. Why wait 3 months to get your license back before you can go BREAK THE LAW and rob the convenient store down the road?
Bapp, when is the class?