Concealed carry applications spike 600% in Philadelphia amid crime surge: 'People are scared'

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A former police firearm instructor who teaches Pennsylvanians the importance of safe gun use said he's experiencing an explosion in requests for lessons amid a nationwide surge in crime.

Brenda Adams, a Philadelphia resident, said the crime rates pushed her to pursue a permit.

"There’s more carjackings and murders going on in the city every day," she said on "Fox & Friends" Monday. "And I feel like I need to protect myself when I go out."

Philadelphia State Police reported a 602% increase in concealed carry permits issued in 2021 compared to 2020, with 51% of those going to women.

While Lappe’s business, Terry’s Angels, caters primarily to women, he told host Ainsley Earhardt that anyone is welcome to attend.

Lappe’s class teaches firearm safety as well as the basic proper functioning of a gun. He reported seeing registrations go "through the roof" over the past few years with a "vast majority" being women in... (Read more)