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Donald Trump Says Concealed Carry Is a Right, Not a Privileged

November 15, 2016

Anyone who supports the Second Amendment was optimistic when Trump won the election and optimism likely grew to confidence once the House and Senate were secured. National concealed carry reciprocity was now more than a pipe dream. Gun laws are left to each individual state, some are quite lenient and others are very strict. Nevertheless, the laws are very confusing when it comes to who recognizes what and what the exact requirements are.

Law abiding gun carriers are not sure where they can legally travel with their weapons and others have to apply for out-of-state permits in order to allow them to cross state lines without violating laws. Gun owners can end up in a non-carry state and have nowhere to safely store their weapons or to find a place that is legal to do so. President Elect, Donald Trump, has views on gun laws that gun rights people feel is a welcome change.

Trump said, “The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so its common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.”