Top Pro & Con Arguments
The Second Amendment does not guarantee concealed carry.
The Second Amendment states: “a well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
There is no mention of concealed guns in the Constitution or Bill of Rights.
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the court’s majority opinion in DC v. Heller: “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited… the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment.”
In May 2014, the US Supreme Court declined to hear Drake v. Jerejian, a case challenging New Jersey’s issuance of concealed weapons permits only to citizens who can prove a “justifiable need.”
In 2016, the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to a 9th Circuit ruling that stated, “Based on the overwhelming consensus of historical sources, we conclude that the protection of the Second Amendment — whatever the scope of that protection may be — simply does not extend to the carrying of concealed firearms in public by members of the general public.”Read More