(CitizensOutpost) President Donald Trump has made many promises to pro-gun groups, including the elimination of gun-free zones. He has also been a proponent of a “national right to carry” in which concealed weapons would be legalized within an interstate cooperative.
Another thing in pro-gun activists favor was the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court which would tilt the court towards a 5-4 conservative-leaning majority. Gorsuch has been backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Trump has yet to lay out his gun policy in detail, but the revamped White House website does make a sweeping promise to gun advocates in a section about law enforcement.
“Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves,” the statement reads. “We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.”
Trump has admitted to carrying a concealed weapon on occasion so it is not far fetched to presume his pro-gun policies will become reflected in future policies and directives. With the majority of the Republican party on board with gun rights, this will probably be an era where pro-gun legislation will be able to flourish.
Many gun owner groups are calling for a so-called national right-to-carry law, which Trump also demanded during the campaign. This legislation would allow licensed weapons holders to carry guns in any state, regardless of that state’s specific rules on concealed firearms.
There is a Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that was introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) last month that would make concealed carry permits recognized among all the states similarly to how regular driver’s licenses are recognized.
Among other issues on the table are guns in schools (the arming of security guards and/or teachers on campus) and the legalization of silencers, the latter being more hotly criticized for repercussions of child safety.