If you’re a person who finds it important to stay informed on the big issues facing our world day to day, then you’re likely under the impression that the vast majority of people in the United States hate guns and are big fans of placing stringent limitations on the Second Amendment.

This, of course, is a lie being pushed by the mainstream media in order to garner support for laws that will prevent citizens from properly exercising their right to bear arms. It’s sickening, but it’s true.

In fact, according to a new report, interest in concealed carry permits in America is at an all-time high, even after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The Independent reports:

The number of Americans interested in obtaining concealed carry permits to secretly bear arms in public has jumped dramatically since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February – with some states having seen as much as a 250 per cent increase in training requests for this type of permit.

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In the 50 days since the Parkland, Florida shooting, companies and networks of firearm instructors that provide training for the permits in dozens of states have seen enquiries spike. One company said it had even received more requests for training than after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

“There’s been a lot of shootings, unfortunately, in this country, but we’ve never seen a spike this big before, even with Newtown,” Chris Schultrop, the CEO and co-founder of Minnesota-based concealed permit training network National Carry Academy (NCA), which works across 27 states, told The Independent.

An analysis by NCA found that it had seen a 103.5 per cent increase in interest in it’s trainings in the month following the Parkland, Florida shooting in February, including a spike of as much as 283 per cent in Ohio.

That’s similar to what other networks have experienced, like Concealed Carry Inc, which markets itself as the largest concealed carry training network in the United States and works across 28 states. Jacob Paulsen, a trainer with the network, said that it saw about a 250 per cent increase in interest over concealed carry in Florida alone, and at least a 100 per cent increase in its network as a whole.

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With this sort of data being made available, the next logical question to ask is why the increase?

It might have a little something to do with a higher awareness of one’s own susceptibility to victimhood at the hands of a lawbreaker with a gun.

As more people realize how easily they might be included in the next mass shooter’s body count, they’re seeing the need to level the playing field and equip themselves with the proper tools to provide themselves with a fighting chance should such a situation occur.

Which is precisely why the Second Amendment exists to begin with. This should be an encouraging sign for conservatives fighting to preserve this essential right, as it clearly proves the larger portion of the population still support gun rights.

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