Last week on his SiriusXM radio show, Howard Stern backed Donald Trump’s plan for national reciprocity, also known as a national right to carry a gun.
During his campaign, Donald Trump said that he believed in the right for a national interstate concealed carry reciprocity law.
Currently as gun law stands, states set up agreements with other states where permit holders from one state can carry a gun in states in which that state has reciprocity with.
“When you think about it if somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner, let’s say in Massachusetts, why all of a sudden when he crossed the border is he an outlaw?” Stern said in response to a question posed by his co-host, Robin Quivers, about Donald Trump “making the right to carry national.”
“Makes total sense. I support that,” Stern later added when Quivers said that Trump’s proposal would protect licensees traveling interstate.
Stern then pointed out through an analogy that making a driver get a new driver’s license for every state they intend on traveling through “doesn’t make any sense.”
In September 2015, Donal Trump posted his position on national reciprocity for concealed carry permits on his website saying,
“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 it’s 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.”