The VPC claim that person's with concealed carry licenses have killed 9 police officers since 2007 got me to thinking. http://www.vpc.org/ccwkillers.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGNZ1mgdeT4 This is what I have found, help me determine if it is correct, and then brain storm a solution (if there is one). My best research indicates that (on average) about of 2.5% of the population of states which issue carry licenses have a carry license. Some states have more, others less. VPC says 9 officers killed by persons with a license to carry concealed. My best research shows that 145 officers total where feloniously killed during the same time (2007-57, 2008-41, 2009-47) If so, a simple look shows that the concealed carry population is over represented in killing officers. 2.5% of 145 officer's slain is 4. If VPC is correct, then during the 2007 - 2009 time frame "CHLers" were responsible for more than twice their percentage in killing officers. Is it a result of a particularly bad year or few years? Would a wider sample year change the percentages? Do we have an obligation to own this? What if anything can we do? (I don't know what percentage of the total population has a carry license or how we should account for portions of the population that for all statistical purposes don't kill officers (very young, in hospitals/hospice/comas, in prison(sorry, not counting Corrections Officers in this one, appreciate the job you do, don't get bent outta shape) Nor do I know how to account for states like Vermont and Alaska where everyone has a "de facto" concealed carry license or states where no one can have license. Include two states with 100% carry license and licensees are under represented. Factor in that we might need to be looking at the percentage of a population of a state COULD obtain one versus total population of the state and maybe licensees are very under-represented in killing officers. Though I'd prefer a tally of ZERO from licensees and for everyone for that matter.) Chime in.