Concealed Weapon Carry Policy - Political Parties and Stances

The second amendment has long been a controversial topic, especially when discussing the idea of concealed carry. Concealed carry refers to the practice of carrying a concealed weapon on one’s person in public, and attitudes towards this practice are extremely polarized between Republicans and Democrats. An overwhelming majority of Republican gun owners (87%) say they favor allowing people to carry concealed guns in more places, while only a fraction of Democrats (16%) support the carrying of concealed guns in more places. This belief in concealed carry expansion does not seem uniform throughout the political parties. House Bill H.R. 38 would establish a federal statutory framework to regulate the carry or possession of concealed firearms across state lines, specifically for individuals attempting to cross state lines with a firearm. Many Republican representatives have strongly favored the bill, like Representatives McHenry (R-NC), Young (R-AK), and Hudson (R-NC). It passed by a 231–198 vote.  Barring 6 Democratic representatives who crossed over the aisle to vote in favor, the rest of the Democrats were opposed to the bill.  On the Republican side, all but 14 Republicans voted in favor of the bill.

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