Radio personality Howard Stern has come out in support of United States President-elect Donald Trump’s provisional plan to instate a nationwide right-to-carry law once he takes office on January 20, 2017. A heated topic in U.S. politics, current gun laws in the country dictate the issuance of concealed weapons permits on a state-by-state basis. Do you agree with Stern’s backing of Trump’s tentative concealed-carry plan?
As Howard Stern recently described on his SiriusXM radio show, present-day regulations for state-to-state gun travel are seemingly complex. Howard made the case for a national right-to-carry law, a position advocated by Trump, that would eliminate the current labyrinthine details of RTC laws when a legal gun owner in one state is traveling to another state with the weapon in their possession. What do you think of a nationwide RTC stance?
As reported by The Washington Times, Howard Stern backs Donald Trump‘s assumed proposal to tidy up the nation’s myriad gun laws. As illustrated by Stern on his show, he feels that today’s gun control legislation from one state to another is needlessly convoluted — Stern posits a situation where a lawful gun owner is suddenly an outlaw simply by traveling across state lines.
“When you think about it, if somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner, let’s say in Massachusetts, why when he crosses the border is he suddenly an outlaw?”
Robin Quivers, Howard Stern’s longtime co-host, agreed with Howard’s take on the situation. Quivers echoed Stern’s feelings on the matter and agreed that a national law for concealed-carry weapons permits would make things easier for lawful gun owners.
“Each state has to… permit you to carry or not, and so as you go from state to state you are breaking the law if you continue to carry your gun. If it was national, you would just be able to carry in any state.”
As pointed out by Breitbart News, Donald Trump’s gun control stance was previously articulated by the president-elect on his campaign website in a note from September 2015. In Trump’s manifest, he declared that he himself has a concealed carry permit and believes that other Americans who possess one should be allowed to maintain their RTC in every U.S. state.
“The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. 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. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.”
Howard Stern apparently feels that concealed carry permits should be similar in application and use to driver’s licenses in the United States, doing away with the ostensibly precarious situation that a lawful gun owner may find themselves in when attempting to travel with their concealed-carry weapon from state-to-state.
Howard Stern has apparently been a longtime friend of Donald Trump, and the president-elect has appeared on Stern’s radio program numerous times in the past. According to Entertainment Weekly, Howard Stern even tried to talk Trump out of running for the Presidency of the United States. Purportedly, Howard feels that Trump assuming the role as “Leader of the Free World” will be a massive change from his usual life of luxury.
“I was on the phone to him and I said, ‘Why… do you want this?’ I know Donald pretty well, he’s got the greatest life — you couldn’t even imagine.”
What do you think about Howard Stern’s backing of Trump’s gun control ideas? Are you a Howard Stern fan? Do you listen to Stern’s show on SiriusXM? Let us know your thoughts on Howard Stern in the comments section below.
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