Trump Just Gave Anti-Gun Activists Something to Sweat Over with His Latest Plan on Concealed Carry

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In the closing days of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump issued a position paper on concealed carry weapons and other gun rights issues — and now the issue is blowing up.

Even those who were rabid anti-Trumpers during the election have found something to get excited about now. Like, really really excited.

Trump said in part:

“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.”

Now that paper is getting a lot of attention for what the then-candidate said next:

“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.”

What the president-elect said is that states should grant licensed concealed carry weapons permit holders the ability to carry their guns in the same way licensed drivers can drive in each state.

Currently, each state has different laws for concealed carry. For instance, New York and California have tightened restrictions to such an extent that there’s almost a lock out of such permits, while Connecticut’s law is much more liberal.

The National Rifle Association map shows which states are most restrictive:

Trump said in part:

“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.”

Now that paper is getting a lot of attention for what the then-candidate said next:

“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.”

What the president-elect said is that states should grant licensed concealed carry weapons permit holders the ability to carry their guns in the same way licensed drivers can drive in each state.

Currently, each state has different laws for concealed carry. For instance, New York and California have tightened restrictions to such an extent that there’s almost a lock out of such permits, while Connecticut’s law is much more liberal.

H/T The Independent Journal Review

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