An analysis of the State’s records show Texans over the age of 50 lead the state in gun permit applications.
The Fort-Worth Star-Telegram found that in 2012, 57-year-olds sought the most concealed handgun licenses in
Josh Felkner, the owner of Lonestar Hand Gun in Schertz says he’s not surprised by the numbers.
“The older we get the less ability we have to run, flee or fight,” Felkner said. “Demonstrating that firearm most of the time will make most people go the other direction, that’s because you're no longer the easy target, you're the hard target.”
The state has more than 580,000 concealed carry permit holders in total, with nearly 150,000 of them being issued last year alone.
“The number of senior citizens wanting a gun makes sense,” Felkner said. “If they're able to pass a background investigation, if they're declared mentally competent and haven’t been declared incompetent why shouldn't they get on?”
In the past five years, license request continue to grow in the state of
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