Concealed-Carry Applications Spike 600% in Philadelphia Amid Crime Surge: 'People Are Scared'

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.