Just 168 out of 2.5 million. That’s the number that former Navy SEAL Dom Raso is talking about in his latest commentary at NRA News. Dom points out that since 1987 only 168 concealed carry of weapons permit holders in the State of Florida have committed crimes with firearms.
Two and a half million permits have been issued in Florida since 1987 so that’s a lot of good guys (and gals) with guns and out of that two and a half million permits that were issued only 168 people did something stupid like use a firearm to commit a crime.
With numbers like that anyone would be hard pressed to find a segment of society that is more law-abiding (with respect to firearm crimes). And just for the math of it, 168 out of 2.5 million is 0.0000672% (No Common Core needed).
And that’s what’s part of the bigger picture that Dom Raso is talking about in his message to businesses. If you want to make your place of business a “gun free” zone, then do so knowing that you are excluding up to 2.5 million law-abiding potential crime stoppers from your business.
Criminals just love that kind of thinking because criminals know that “gun free” zones and “gun free” establishments are vulnerable targets. Criminals are more emboldened when victims don’t fight back.