Graph of the Day for October 8, 2009

"Allowing more people to carry concealed handguns in densely populated cities, on crowded subways, on buses and in sports stadiums, is a recipe for disaster."

 - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Source:  US Dept. of Justice.

Hoven's Index for October 8, 2009

Number of states allowing "shall issue" or unrestricted concealed carry in 1988: 10.

In 2006:  39.

Source:  Texas Concealed Handgun Association.  (While these numbers might not be exact, I believe they are representative of the trends in concealed carry laws in the US over the last 20years.  I'll accept a better source for this.