“Listen, no one differs in their heart. Listen, no one wants shootings. No one wants death. But we need a way to protect ourselves. We need a way to actually end it.
And if you look at statistics, if you look at the FBI and their database, well, places where American citizens are not infringed on their Second Amendment rights and they are actually able to carry their firearm lawfully, well, there aren’t mass shootings.
Because there is an armed citizen present to neutralize the threat. They’re coming after your guns.”
Concealed carry is currently permitted in all 50 states in the country. Some states have policies that require the possession of a permit to carry a firearm, some have limitations to permits, and some have unrestricted carry laws.
Five states and the District of Columbia, generally prohibit people from openly carrying handguns in public places. More than 30 states allow the open carrying of a handgun without any license or permit, although in some cases the gun must be unloaded.