Wisconsin: 300,000 Permits in Five Years and a Homicide Rate Lower Than Japan’s – The Truth About Guns

Wisconsin started issuing concealed carry permits in November of 2011. In the last 53 months, they have issued 300,000 concealed carry permits and you probably won’t be shocked to learn that permit holders have been exceptionally law abiding.  Only one permit holder has been convicted of a crime while carrying a handgun under the provisions of the permit. He plead self defense, but a jury ruled it manslaughter. That’s a homicide rate lower than Japan’s . . .

One unjustified homicide for over 750,000 permit-years calculates to an annual homicide rate of less than .19 per 100,000 per year. It is similar to the rate for permit holders in Minnesota. According to the FBI, the Wisconsin homicide rate for 2012 rate for 2012 was 3.0 per 100,000, 2.8 for 2013, and 2.9 for 2014. The implication is clear. If you want to be safe, stay with a Wisconsin permit holder.

Facts still matter.