Trump Vows to Legalize Concealed Carry of Guns Nationwide

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Trump vows to legalize the concealed carry of guns nationwide

Donald Trump is supporting new legislation that will give all American citizens the right to carry concealed weapons nationwide. 

At the moment, concealed carry permits are strictly issued by individual states, according to local state law. reports: But a bill that would mean each state has to recognise another state’s permit, in the same way it does driving licenses, recently passed the House of Representatives and a version of the legislation is now being considered by the Senate. In 2013, a similar bill failed by three votes.

The development has delighted gun rights activists and lobbyists, such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), which spent $30m supporting Mr Trump’s candidacy. The organisation has said passing the so-called Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill is currently its main legislative priority.

Tim Schmidt, founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCC), is a leading proponent of the bill and claims the demand for such a right is supported by the US Constitution. He said the constitution’s 2nd Amendment gave Americans the right to bear arms and that the constitution carried more weight than the rights of individual states.

“It’s in the constitution and they are the rules that have led to the success of our country,” he told The Independent.

Asked whether states such also provide reciprocity for other issues that were sometimes controversial, such as easy access to a safe abortion, he said: “I don’t care about that. The constitution doesn’t say anything about abortion or reproductive rights.”

During the presidential election campaign, Mr Trump positioned himself as a gun rights defender and claimed his opponent, Hillary Clinton, wanted to remove people’s guns, an allegation that was not true. He said he personally had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and supported the idea of making such a right nationwide.

“The right of self-defence doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway,” said one of his campaign’s policy documents. “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.”

Mr Schmidt said groups such as his had been “galvanised” by the election of Mr Trump. “The President is a supporter of the bill,” he added. He said the media refused to report studies that showed violent crime dropped in those states that had passed concealed carry permits.

Yet, critics of the measure say the opposite is true. The point to a number of studies that suggest the more guns there are, the number of crimes such as murder and rape increases. Last year, Scientific American said at least 30 studies showed such a correlation whereas far fewer pieces of research supported the opposite conclusion.

“This bill flouts state law and allows anyone to carry a gun at any time anywhere, regardless of existing state laws that establish procedures for how and when a concealed weapon can be obtained and carried,” said Kris Brown, Co-President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

“We already have an epidemic of gun violence in America, and adding more concealed weapons in more sensitive places, like subways, hospitals, airports, restaurants and schools creates a nationwide public safety disaster.”

Senior police officials from cities to Los Angeles to New York are opposed to the measure. In New York, Police Commissioner James O’Neill and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance have contacted other police chiefs and prosecutors across America to lobby senators not to make the proposed legislation into law.

Mr O’Neill said he thought the bill was “insanity”. He told CBS: “Right now, we have a good idea of who’s carrying guns. If this law passes, all bets are off. Anybody can come into New York City from any state and carry a weapon.”


  1. PDJT is the best president ever! 2A is our right to carry – “shall not infringe.” Thank God for this wonderful man! We will witness declining crime rates with this; it’s proven in every state that has right to carry laws.

  2. Absolutely right! I cant remember the town but i think i remember the state where the crime rate was so high , a certain town passed a law making it Mandatory too have a weapon period, and ppl who either couldnt afford a weapon, or for whatever reason couldnt get one, was offered one from the towns excess supply. The result?::::: Crime went down over 55 percent the 1st year alone!!! Criminals were terrified too break into ppls homes, and for good reason. A local T.V. station interviewed a little old lady , whos home had been burglarized many ttimes in decades. The little old lady had the biggest grin on her face , because the Gun she was just issued stopped someone already shortly after the passing of the new law, she said, ( finally i dont feel so damn defenseless!!! The left can cry and scream all they want and point too their fears about concealed carry, but the fact is it works! I have a very simple motto, and i hope i didnt steal it from someone, and its what i would say too the gun control idiots, ( If you take the guns away from the GOOD guy, then the only one left having a Gun is the BAD guy , and the bad guy will use the gun too do bad things), childish perhaps but straight too the point and how can they argue with that?
    LOL i went into a liquor store one day that welcomed concealed carry, and casually remarked too the owner what he thought about robbers who are brave enough too try too hold him up. He said , let them try, im packing with my 357, and my wife had a 38, and a shotgun, and i had customers the other day who were packing cause they showed me their guns, i wasnt afraid of them cause they were locals, so altogether thier was 6 ppl packing on that one occasion!!! As far as the gun control advocates are concerned , i only have this too say, ((( sure gun control works, just look at the crime rates in cities like chicago, new york, los angeles, etc, all you hear is how many law abiding ppl get shot , and the criminal gets away! well i already have my military 40 cal pistol, and as i am typing this , locals are shooting off their weapons in the nearby river 🙂 enough rambling, enjoy too lock and load , those of you who have never fired a gun get ready for fun .

  3. Donald Trump is supporting new legislation that will give all American citizens the right to carry concealed weapons nationwide.
    SMARTEST THING HE EVER WILL DO…. I shot a fellow… he bled a lot… it changed his whole perspective on life… it made a man of him…. everybody carrying a gun will police the community better than the police do….. Well done to Mr Trump….

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