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The mainstream media wants everyone to think that since the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida on Valentine’s Day, that the vast majority of Americans are now embracing the push for more gun control laws. They fill their coverage of the news with scenes of student protests and rallies, but just those who want more gun control, not those protesting and holding rallies in support of gun rights.

Another trend the mainstream media won’t report is that the number of applications for concealed carry permits/licenses have jumped as much as 100% in many states and as high as 250% in others and requests for the training required to obtain the permits.

(Independent) – 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

Some attribute the sudden increase for the number of concealed carry permits and training to the growing possibility that congressional Republicans may soon pass a national concealed carry reciprocity law, which President Donald Trump has supported in the past. Others say that more people want to be able to protect themselves, loved ones and friends in the case of a mass shooting and a few want the opportunity to stop a mass shooting before it claims so many victims.

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