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Do Americans have the right to travel with their firearms?

The Supreme Court had only heard two cases concerning the 2nd Amendment for the past decade, but that will change this year. The justices recently agreed to hear a case concerning the constitutionality of a New York City law that prevents gun owners from transporting their registered firearms outside city limits.

Those who support this law argue that it is necessary for public safety and that it is not unreasonable or overly burdensome. They claim that guns are unlike other forms of property because of the immense destruction they are capable of. Therefore, this side believes that firearms should be regulated with scrutiny. They don’t believe that preventing someone from transporting a gun out of the city is too inconvenient, arguing that the owner could purchase a second gun wherever he or she is traveling to. Finally, this side also maintains that localities should be able to establish their own restrictions on firearms, free from judicial interference.

Those who oppose this law believe it is a violation of the Second Amendment. They point to the previous Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller, where the majority ruled that the Constitution grants the right to own firearms for self-defense. This side insists that this law threatens that right, claiming that travelers still need to protect themselves. While gun advocates do not necessarily think that any restriction on gun ownership is unconstitutional, they fear that regulations like this will continue to become more commonplace and make owning a firearm extremely inconvenient. What do you think? Do Americans have the right to travel with their firearms?

Current Standings:
Yes: 71%
No: 29%
  • Rachel from Louisiana

    Yes, I believe Americans should have the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “… being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” If we were to allow all Americans I do believe some regulations would help keep the citizens safe, I believe the owner should have a state permit, the owner should have no more than 5 arrests, and that they are in a healthy mental state.

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    • Rachel from Colorado

      Americans should have the right to bear arms, however, if they are not willing to make sure they are registering them properly and legally, then they should not travel with them. Moving locations is the only time where you should need to transfer firearms. Even then, it should be a rule where you need to go to a specific place to legally confirm that you are allowed to own them and that you would not get into any trouble for owning a type of firearm. I believe the only people who should be able to carry firearms at any other time (not moving) are people who need them and have government permission to do so. This includes Air Marshals, police officers, and any law enforcement employee. If they are asked why they have one, they can prove their approval unlike some random civilian from the streets.

      Relating to your idea of the requirements that people should have to be able to travel with firearms, how would they confirm it? Would the responsibility for this clearing be in the hands of the civilian or the government/state/city/etc.? In my opinion, if it was the responsibility of the civilian, they would not take the extra effort and the law would be ineffective.

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    • Maliah from Colorado

      Strong point!

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    • Connor from Colorado

      The second amendment is made for protection against tyrants and to protect someone in their house or land. While I believe Americans should have the right to bear arms there should be limits, such as when we have had a history of people stealing planes and hurting other people with them. This would make it legal for even the bad guys in our society to carry guns onto the planes with the intent to kill.

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      The second amendment is made for protection against tyrants and to protect someone in their house or land. While I believe Americans should have the r…

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    • Olivia from Colorado

      I do think guns are necessary for personal self defense but now days anyone who wants can get a fire arm and we don’t understand their personal mental health. If someone is unstable and has a gun in an airport and tries to bring it to different states it would not be good for our country. You are also right, we should check to see if they are in a good mental state, but how do you really check that? I’ve heard many different cases where someone is “normal,healthy,and very active” and still ends up killing someone with a gun.

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      I do think guns are necessary for personal self defense but now days anyone who wants can get a fire arm and we don’t understand their personal mental…

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    • Ryan from Louisiana

      Yes I think they should for personal self defense. Though, I do think the government should be careful about firearm misuse on things like murder, assault, or other things. I also think that people should be allowed to travel with firearms because It is under the second amendment, which says: ‘the right to bear arms”. I think that not allowing people to travel with firearms is a violation of the second amendment.

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      Yes I think they should for personal self defense. Though, I do think the government should be careful about firearm misuse on things like murder, as…

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    • Chloe from Louisiana

      Yes, queen, I do agree with you on this matter. YOU GO, GIRL!!!

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  • Sean from Louisiana

    I do think American can travel with a firearm but they should have a limit what to bring. They can bring a little handgun and knives. But they can’t bring like a big machine gun like an Assult Rifle.

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    • ebon from Colorado

      though people should be allowed to travel with a gun it should have limitations on the type of gun like you said the hand gun would be perfect for travel on others are just too much

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      though people should be allowed to travel with a gun it should have limitations on the type of gun like you said the hand gun would be perfect for tra…

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    • Caitlin from Louisiana

      I agree with the traveling with a firearm. But traveling with knives if another story. Traveling with a knife..(lets just say doing bad deeds with a knife) can lead to people dying, and nobody knowing if people have died or not. Firearms on the other hand, are loud. If they are shot, it sets a noise off, warning everyone on the plane know that there is somebody bad on this plane.

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      I agree with the traveling with a firearm. But traveling with knives if another story. Traveling with a knife..(lets just say doing bad deeds with a k…

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  • Sophia from Louisiana

    I believe that Americans should have the right to travel with firearm. It is in The Second Amendment so, it would be unconstitutional otherwise. However, I believe that the person traveling with said firearm should go through a thorough background check. If they pass the check, the firearm should also be inspected. If said firearm passes, I believe that the person and the firearm should be let on to their mode of transport. Also, I believe it would be best is the person would not physically have their firearm whilst they are traveling. I think that the firearm should either be with the rest of their luggage or in a different compartment.

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    I believe that Americans should have the right to travel with firearm. It is in The Second Amendment so, it would be unconstitutional otherwise. Howev…

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    • Celia from Louisiana

      Americans have the right to travel with a firearm but I believe if they abuse that right then it right be taken away. I believe that if you abuse a right then it should be taken away. I also believe that this right should most likely be taken away. Firearms are the second leading cause of death for American children and teens. The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times that of other high-income countries. Nearly two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides.The U.S. gun suicide rate is eight times that of other high-income countries.Access to a gun increases the risk of death by suicide by three time. Most people who attempt suicide do not die—unless they use a gun. Across all suicide attempts not involving a firearm, less than five percent will result in death. But for gun suicides, those statistics are flipped: approximately 85 percent of gun suicide attempts end in death.

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      Americans have the right to travel with a firearm but I believe if they abuse that right then it right be taken away. I believe that if you abuse a r…

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    • Kayla from New Jersey

      I agree with needing background checks and inspections on firearms. However, allowing people to bring weapons onto planes, even if it is in their luggage and not physically on them, can have devastating consequences. Firearms can explode or accidentally go off while on the plane. The risk we would be taking by allowing guns on planes, even in a separate compartment would be too great to justify.
      In addition, traveling with firearms is unnecessary. If the reason for having a firearm is self defense, it is only truly needed to protect yourself in your local area. Pepper spray or other self defense tactics can help when travelling but a firearm isn’t necessary.
      Also, allowing people to cross state lines with a firearm is not a fair policy. Every state has different gun laws. By allowing people to go into different states with firearm licensing from another state, residents of that state are being forced to agree with another states’ policy. Residents of each state should be assured that the gun laws of their state are being followed and they should not have to worry about someone who received licensing from a state with less strict gun laws. This is especially important because people can’t control state legislatures that aren’t of their own state so imposing other states’ laws on those residents is an unfair expectation. The people of each state should feel comfortable with the standards they have set for firearms and should not be forced to accept other states’ laws on such a pressing topic. The potential consequences of firearms are too devastating to allow people to travel outside of their state with them.

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      I agree with needing background checks and inspections on firearms. However, allowing people to bring weapons onto planes, even if it is in their lugg…

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  • Logan from Pennsylvania

    Americans have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Whether they are home or traveling, the right does not change. The right is not only to “keep”, but also to “bear”. If someone is in their house or anywhere else, their right to free speech is the same; when a person is either home or traveling they still have the same right to a fair trial. Every other right does not change based on location, so there is no reason why this one should.

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    Americans have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Whether they are home or traveling, the right does not change. The right is not only to…

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    • California from Colorado

      The amendment does not specialize time or place but considering the recent shooting events and the safety standards on airplanes I do not agree with allowing firearms for travel.

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    • Olivia from Colorado

      I understand that Americans have a Constitutional right to bear arms, but that doesn’t specifically mean bring on airplanes. If you want to go hunting somewhere far away then drive and if it is too far to drive then don’t go. Your gun right is far less important than the safety of millions of people on a plane. Think of others before you only think of yourself. Also this right is very different from others rights, you can’t compare the right to bare arms to another right. This is a matter of public safety for everyone around the world, because you never know who will get a hold of your gun. American cannot agree to let certain Americans fly with guns and then some people can’t its a violation, either everyone can or no one can and it is important to understand that the right choice is no one.

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      I understand that Americans have a Constitutional right to bear arms, but that doesn’t specifically mean bring on airplanes. If you want to go hunting…

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  • Mallory from Texas

    Despite all the controversy regarding the United States second amendment, Americans will never give up their firearms, regardless of the many laws they look to implemented. With the deactivation of the treaty between North Korea and the United States, that clearly showed that asking people and agreeing to do something does not always work. There will always be men and women that want to use fire arms for something more than self defense, they want to use them to harm. By not allowing Americans to travel with firearms we are putting these citizens in the hands of those who do not care to follow laws. If we allow Americans to travel with firearms then they have an opportunity to protect them and their families.

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    Despite all the controversy regarding the United States second amendment, Americans will never give up their firearms, regardless of the many laws the…

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  • ryan from Pennsylvania

    Yes,Americans have the right to bear arms and in Heller vs D.C, Americans have the right to self defense. In cases of hunting, going to shooting ranges and if you ban guns for only going outside of the house, there is no way you can effectively ban them. Getting rid of traveling firearms gets rid of the right to bear arms in general. If people were not allowed to take guns outside of their property then there would be no recreational use for them and only gives them a label of killing devices. Plus bear also means to carry, bear arms means to carry a gun not only just ownership.

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    • Bella from Colorado

      i Agree with the fact that we do have the right to bear arms, but when that right was given it was mainly given to be able to protect your property, and I think that traveling with firearms takes things to a whole new level and can cause you to be in an unwanted situation.

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      i Agree with the fact that we do have the right to bear arms, but when that right was given it was mainly given to be able to protect your property, a…

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  • Santi from Louisiana

    I definitely think that people should be able to bring a firearm. Obviously, the law supports this and there should be more to it. I think the person should have a perfect record for him to bring the gun anywhere, and to be in a mentally healthy state.

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    I definitely think that people should be able to bring a firearm. Obviously, the law supports this and there should be more to it. I think the person…

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  • Tobias from Kansas

    I think that an American Citizen should have the right to travel across State borders, while still using the firearm they bought in their home state. The second ammendment clearly outlines that an American Citizen has the right to protect themselves by using a firearm. This is a Nationwide Right, not an individual State right, so for an american citizen not being able to protect themselves just because they simply cross a border is totally arbritrary. I get that we have to go through background checks,etc. but if I am able to pass a background check in my home state then i should have a nationwide gun license. It will take time for me to take another background check and get a license, and who knows, in that time period of waiting for me being able to protect myself, i may be attaced, or my family, etc. Now to talk about the negating side. If someone wants me to purchase a gun in the state i am crossing my border to get to, I should not have to pay a good 1,000 dollars just to be able to protect myself. That is basically asking me to pay 1,000 to protect my life, or not pay and potentially get hurt. That is just arbritrary and wrong on so many levels. Also, the fact that we have to ban a firearm, because it causes harm is so ridiculous. I can harm people with a vase, and kill if i want to, but are we going to ban vases? No! Also, in the situation of a rape, a foreign object may be used, such as anything that is small and cylinder like, like a broom pole is used. This happens in thousands upon thousands of sexual assaults, but are we banning those items? No! In conclusion, I beleive the American citizen should be allowed to travel across state borders with their firearm.

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  • Destiny from Nevada

    Americans do have the right to travel with their firearms because if they were able to purchase one and had a background check then obviously they are able to travel with them. The people that sale firearms don’t go out their way selling to criminals, someone that would put us in danger. In the 2nd amendment , it protects the right of people to keep and bear arms. This means that it’s given the right to travel with firearm.

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    Americans do have the right to travel with their firearms because if they were able to purchase one and had a background check then obviously they are…

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  • Amanda from Virginia

    Yes, Americans do currently have the right to travel with firearms. It is not a matter of opinion, but a fact that in The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution it is stated that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Although travel is a loose term and could mean any mode of moving from biking to flying to cruising across the Atlantic, Americans do have the right to conceal a licensed firearm. In some states there may be variations on this amendment, so when crossing state lines this may have to be considered, but all in all the federal constitution is supreme and ultimately allows for the carrying of a firearm.

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    • nuna from Massachusetts

      People should be allowed to travel with their firearms as it is their right too.

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    • Noah from Massachusetts

      Yes, as long both Police and the NAVY are the only two occupations for the law and army who have weapons for dangerous and hazardous situations. PERIOD.

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    • Fernando from Nevada

      As long as the firearm is registered under the owners name, the owners 2nd amendment shall not be infringed upon since it is clearly stated in the constitution ‘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. It clearly states that the firearm shall be kept by the people (owner), which means, by making the people purchase another gun due to the confiscation of the firearm would clearly be stepping on the peoples second amendment.

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      As long as the firearm is registered under the owners name, the owners 2nd amendment shall not be infringed upon since it is clearly stated in the con…

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  • Jornya from Pennsylvania

    People who are licensed should be allowed to carry firearm for their own protection.

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  • Adrien from Virginia

    I believe that Americans should be able to travel with their firearms outside of city limits. This is only including traveling by car inside of their residing state, unless they are moving their place of residence out of state. Firearms should never be brought onto a boat or a plane, so it excludes those means of travel. The law in New York that makes it so you can’t even travel to a range to use your gun is backwards, and it makes it so those ranges lose money, which in turn makes the state lose some funds. There is a constitutional amendment that says you can have firearms, but these extra rules are making that very limited. Even with these rules in place, there is no real way to enforce it unless you were pulled over and the officer found that you were in possession of gun. The only way it is enforced is when you are being patted down to board a plane or boat. In all this gun law should only apply when traveling by boat or plane, and not by car.

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  • Caleb from Washington

    The second amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms. This amendment gives no locational restriction on these rights, and thus it is to be expected that Americans shall be allowed to transport their firearms between locations and carry them on their persons while traveling.

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  • Dev from Virginia

    For self defense I believe that Americans should be allowed to carry firearms.

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  • Grace from Tennessee

    Yes I believe that Americans should have the right to carry their firearms outside of the city they live in. While guns are dangerous in the wrong hands, by taking away the right of a person to take their firearm out of a city, the government would be tyrannical.

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    Yes I believe that Americans should have the right to carry their firearms outside of the city they live in. While guns are dangerous in the wrong han…

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  • ebon from Colorado

    yes people should be able to carry fire arms maybe not all people cause there are always going to be those kind of people that want to do horrible things but that’s not all people and they need to have a way to defend themselves its not like criminals are going to care weather or not they are braking the law

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    yes people should be able to carry fire arms maybe not all people cause there are always going to be those kind of people that want to do horrible thi…

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  • Mistura from Arizona

    Firearms have only proven to be improperly destructive in the hands of those that are unfit to own one. Background checks and psychological evaluations aren’t thorough enough, leading us to have this discussion despite the evidence.

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    Firearms have only proven to be improperly destructive in the hands of those that are unfit to own one. Background checks and psychological evaluation…

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  • Hunter from Florida

    I think that Americans should be allowed to travel with their firearms because it is protected under the second Amendment. However, I do not think that they should travel into public places with their firearms unless they conceal them properly.

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    I think that Americans should be allowed to travel with their firearms because it is protected under the second Amendment. However, I do not think tha…

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  • Drew from Louisiana

    The right to bear arms is a tough topic, especially in modern times, and I believe for the American to Defend themselves, they need to travel with guns. As Ben Shapiro says “Facts Don’t care about your feelings.” It’s a fact that more people feel protected when they have guns nearby. and maybe your family was harmed by guns, well, BLAME THE PERSON, NOT THE GUN. PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE, GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE.

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    The right to bear arms is a tough topic, especially in modern times, and I believe for the American to Defend themselves, they need to travel with gun…

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  • Harper from Colorado

    It’s a tricky subject because yes I do believe that if someone wants to own a gun they should have the right to keep in on themselves for protection. However, there should be some restrictions on where and who can carry them. For example, on a school campus the only persons allowed with a gun should be the SRO and other law enforcement individuals.

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    It’s a tricky subject because yes I do believe that if someone wants to own a gun they should have the right to keep in on themselves for protection…

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  • Joseph from Virginia

    The reason I say yes, is well it’s as old as America itself. Taking something of that importance would be a mind boggling step backwards. Many crimes are stopped due to said guns. All around guns shouldn’t be used to mane or kill the offender(s) it should be used to asses the benefits of self defense. We don’t judge the effectiveness of guns in how many body’s said weapons stack up. However we added how they stop acts of robbery, grand theft, home invasion, and etc. If you take guns away from the American people you would just have all heck break loose
    because the effect a gun has on a situation can weigh those favor in the right direction. Or sadly the wrong direction in some cases.

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    The reason I say yes, is well it’s as old as America itself. Taking something of that importance would be a mind boggling step backwards. Many crime…

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  • Kylie from Colorado

    I agree that Americans have the right to travel with their firearms, otherwise it could be considered a violation of the Constitution. That being said, I think it is important to create regulations on the kinds of weapons being transported, as well as ensuring the traveler has a proper license to carry.

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    I agree that Americans have the right to travel with their firearms, otherwise it could be considered a violation of the Constitution. That being said…

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  • Christian from Pennsylvania

    People should have the right to carry firearms, the constitution does not go against the idea, and people today bring a sense of fear into the world and we do not know what harm people can do. So to protect ourselves its a great option.

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    People should have the right to carry firearms, the constitution does not go against the idea, and people today bring a sense of fear into the world a…

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  • Eric from Connecticut

    Yes, Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms. Americans’ right to bear arms is explicitly stated in the second amendment of the constitution. Stopping citizens from doing this would be a direct infringement on their rights. However, I do believe the government needs to tread lightly with this issue. Most people’s reason for travelling with a firearm is self defense, but just how much firepower do you need for self-defense? Americans should not be allowed to travel with assault style weapons, there is simply no benign reason to carry one.

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  • Dani from Texas

    Yes, I believe Americans should have the right to travel with firearms based on the right given to them by the Second Amendment. I think the type of weapon should be limited though. For example, no rapid fire guns or assault rifles should be carried during travel.

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    Yes, I believe Americans should have the right to travel with firearms based on the right given to them by the Second Amendment. I think the type of w…

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  • Zoe from Kentucky

    Americans should be allowed to travel outside city limits with firearms. The 2nd amendment protects our right to bear arms in order to defend ourselves. If Americans are not allowed to bring firearms with them, how could they protect themselves? However, I believe there should be restrictions on this. For example, people travelling with firearms should have the proper license to do so. Also, there is no reason for some one to bring a dangerous weapon into an aircraft where it could harm others.

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    Americans should be allowed to travel outside city limits with firearms. The 2nd amendment protects our right to bear arms in order to defend ourselv…

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  • Victor from Virginia

    I think if the gun is legally owned and is checked that it is with the right owner it should be allowed to be brought onto a plane because most people have it for personal protection. And they have the right to be protected with a firearm why would we ban them from airports, if for some people this is the only way they can be protected because they might have an illness where they aren’t capable to put up a fight. The gun isn’t violent its the person who preforms violent actions with them .

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  • Morgan from Virginia

    Yes, I think Americans have the right to travel with bear arms. According to the United States Constitution, people have the right to “keep and bear arms,” and they “shall not be infringed.” I believe Americans should have the right to travel with bear arms under some regulations. First off, I believe Americans, or anyone, should have to have a deep background check in order to have a gun in the first place. All it takes for a person to buy a gun is to pass a short background test, no more than 20 minutes long. I believe in order to buy a gun, someone must have a thorough background check done. I believe they must have their past dug up to find any hidden things they have done. Yes, it would take a long time to complete this for every person to have this deep of a background check, but it would make sure the people who are getting guns are safe to others. It may seem unfair to use facts from their past to not let them have a gun, but they should not have done anything they would regret later. In conclusion, yes, Americans do have the right to travel with bear arms, as long as they are proved safe to do so.

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    Yes, I think Americans have the right to travel with bear arms. According to the United States Constitution, people have the right to “keep and bear…

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  • Anna from Kentucky

    I believe more legislation should be passed concerning gun accessibility, not to restrict law-abiding citizens from obtaining guns but to protect all citizens from people seeking guns that are mentally unfit, domestic abusers, violent or with malintent. I strongly oppose groups like the NRA who use the pretense of safeguarding the second amendment to ensure and maximize the money they make at the cost of gun-violence victims off of Americans who, for the most part, simply want to protect themselves and their families. That being said, given background checks, waiting periods, and mental health screenings verify a person’s ability to own a gun responsibly, they should be able to travel with that gun registered to them.

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  • Luke from Kentucky

    Yes, I think it should be allowed that an American citizen who owns a firearm should be able to travel with it. However, the individual must have the proper paperwork that verifies they are mentally and physically competent, have purchased the firearm through a legal system, and that the firearm doesn’t have any modifications on it that allow it to be fired automatically. With that being said, certain regulations must be made for each form of transportation. Different forms of travel must have laws on how they are carried and when they may be handled.

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    Yes, I think it should be allowed that an American citizen who owns a firearm should be able to travel with it. However, the individual must have the …

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  • Carter from Kentucky

    Yes, Americans should have the right to travel with a firearm. It is in the Second Amendment, so it would be going against the constitution if they could not travel with firearms. As long as there are regulations and background checks on those traveling with the firearms to ensure the safety of the citizens around them, then traveling with firearms would be beneficial to all. A citizen should be able to carry a firearm with them while traveling if that is what they need to feel safe.

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    Yes, Americans should have the right to travel with a firearm. It is in the Second Amendment, so it would be going against the constitution if they co…

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  • Hannah from Kentucky

    According to the 2nd Amendment, Americans have the right to keep and bear arms. Most people who own a gun use it for hunting or protection; therefore, placing a ban on traveling with a gun reduces an American’s right to own it and use it legally for hunting or protection. However, state and federal governments should be allowed to place regulations on gun ownership and traveling. It is required that a person seeking to own a gun get a background check and now, in some cases, a psychological evaluation. Similarly, guns are not allowed on planes along with other weapons. Banning the use of guns outside of a person’s private property essentially diminishes the main purpose of guns: protection. As seen in London, England, if the government bans guns then other problems will arise. London has seen an drastic increase in knife crime since the ban of guns. Therefore, criminals will find a way to harm people and do what they want, so banning guns or the movement of guns will not solve the problem.

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    According to the 2nd Amendment, Americans have the right to keep and bear arms. Most people who own a gun use it for hunting or protection; therefore,…

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  • Alex from Kentucky

    The idea of taking firearms out of a city limit, in my opinion, becomes more complicated than a simple yes or no. I believe that a handgun that a person would carry on their person in order to prevent assaults, should be allowed to go wherever the owner goes, otherwise the purpose of the gun becomes altered. However, when it comes to any larger weapons, for example, automatic rifles, regulations like these become reasonable in hopes of preventing a mass shooting. No individual requires an automatic weapon for personal self-defense, and therefore, these regulations should be imposed.

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    The idea of taking firearms out of a city limit, in my opinion, becomes more complicated than a simple yes or no. I believe that a handgun that a per…

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  • Emma from Kentucky

    Yes, I think Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms. While regulated, a firearm is still a privately owned good and a lawfully gun-owning citizen should be able to leave a city with their firearm. However, taking a weapon on a plane could cause panic and danger to others. Regulations would be needed to ensure the safety of everyone and to make sure no one’s rights are infringed on, but not allowing someone to travel with their firearm infringes on their rights as well. The term “travel” is very loose and would need to be specific and well regulated to ensure the safety of everyone. The right to bear arms is protected in the second amendment and not allowing someone to travel with their firearm prevents this right, such as in New York where it is very difficult to maintain legal possession of a gun without bringing it out of city limits.

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    Yes, I think Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms. While regulated, a firearm is still a privately owned good and a lawfully …

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  • Ruby from Kentucky

    Yes, because the Second Amendment allows American citizens the right to bear arms and this right “shall not be infringed.” In any aspect. This issue goes back to conceal and carry, which is legal for safety reasons of the person carrying and those around him or her. While there are concerns with traveling with firearms, the main issue in those arguments lies in gun control and regulation. If gun sales are regulated with mental state tests and background checks, those legally allowed to carry a gun should be responsible enough to know how to use one. It would also be beneficial if the owner carried a state permit for owning the gun. This issue goes back to our Second Amendment rights and the importance of a citizen’s ability to keep and bear arms for their own safety and preservation of rights guaranteed by the Constitution, so yes, I believe Americans have the right to travel with firearms.

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    Yes, because the Second Amendment allows American citizens the right to bear arms and this right “shall not be infringed.” In any aspect. This issue g…

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  • Ray from Kentucky

    I think that every person should be able to protect themselves in an emergency of life or death. We all have the right of self defense and guns help with that issue. However, you can’t just let anyone walk around with a gun who is not familiar with the object and who does not have the right intentions. Therefore, I believe that in order to purchase and carry a gun, the subject must have a background check and a mental health exam to see if they are fit to own this type of weapon. There will always be flaws in the system, but we can try to protect our nation and our people the best we can through this issue.

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    I think that every person should be able to protect themselves in an emergency of life or death. We all have the right of self defense and guns help …

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  • Sam from Kentucky

    Yes, if people have the right to own the gun they should have the right to travel with it as well. If they have passed the necessary background checks to own the gun, they should be fully capable of safely traveling with it as well. As long as they also keep it hidden and unloaded in a safe position of their car, it should pose as nothing close to a threat.

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    Yes, if people have the right to own the gun they should have the right to travel with it as well. If they have passed the necessary background checks…

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  • Hayden from Virginia

    Yes, to a very limited extent. I believe that they should only be allowed to travel with their guns if and ONLY IF: they have a valid gun license where they are from and where they are traveling to and through, they keep the gun(s) in a locked safe away from all passengers, and keep all the ammunition in a separate locked safe also away from all passengers. They should also have to adhere to the gun laws of each specific destination, which would be tedious, but safer. Traveling with, let alone owning a firearm, should be a privilege. If one were to travel by any means other than driving, the gunsafe and ammunition safe should be held, again, far away from all passengers and only accessible at the final destination.

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    Yes, to a very limited extent. I believe that they should only be allowed to travel with their guns if and ONLY IF: they have a valid gun license wher…

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    • Kylie from Colorado

      I agree that restrictions on gun licensing and transportation of ammunition can help ensure that traveling with firearms can be done safely. I also think there should be restrictions on what kind of firearms you can bring. Handguns are acceptable but large rifles should not be necessary when traveling.

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      I agree that restrictions on gun licensing and transportation of ammunition can help ensure that traveling with firearms can be done safely. I also th…

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  • Samuel from Kentucky

    Yes, because our country was founded with the right to bear arms. As the proud son of two police officers, I firmly believe that firearms are an important staple in protection. They work in two ways. People usually refer to people being shot in self defense and claim that as their main point. They fail to look at it from a different angle. How many times on the news do you hear about a US citizen drawing their firearm and not pulling the trigger? This is not talked about in media very often. My point here is that it is also a fantastic deterrent. Many wrong doers usually think twice about the action they plan to commit when their life is on the line. They usually stop and ask themselves if mugging this person is worth the trip to the hospital or even the cemetery?

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    Yes, because our country was founded with the right to bear arms. As the proud son of two police officers, I firmly believe that firearms are an impor…

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  • Joey from Kentucky

    Yes, our second amendment rights state that U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms. This Constitutional right is infringed upon when citizens are unable to travel with their firearms. To purchase a gun and retain a license alone requires transportation of the weapon from where you purchase it and to a gun range; therefore, prohibiting the right to travel with firearms is paradoxical in nature. Not only is it contradictory, but it also prohibits the use of any firearms a citizen has purchased with their money on their property. Some people may not even be able to use their firearm on their property depending on where they live which restricts the use of that firearm to strictly self-defense. Many gun owners use their guns recreationally or for hunting and, due to our second amendment rights, are allowed to do so, but prohibiting the transportation of firearms infringes on that right.

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    Yes, our second amendment rights state that U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms. This Constitutional right is infringed upon when citizens are …

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  • Quinton from Kentucky

    I support the second amendment and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to carry a gun as they please. Of course abiding by the rules and regulations. Americans should be allowed to travel with their fire arms, but If they allowed them to be taken on planes there would need to be more regulations. Such as it needs to be in the luggage not the carry on and it must be inspected one day prior to the flight.

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    I support the second amendment and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to carry a gun as they please. Of course abiding by the rules and…

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  • Maguire from Kentucky

    Yes, of course we need to be able to transport our fire arms. For many reasons, one of which concerns the fact of how we got them in the first place. From a gun store, that you have to drive back to your house from. What if the gun owner just wants to go to a gun range with THEIR gun? This ban will only be hurting every day people as the people who really do want to create havoc in the world, will find a way no matter what. Even if guns are illegal, doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared

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    Yes, of course we need to be able to transport our fire arms. For many reasons, one of which concerns the fact of how we got them in the first place. …

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  • Tanner from Kentucky

    Americans DO have the right travel with firearms because the 2nd Amendment says that we have the right to bear arms to protect ourselves and to defend our property. Americans should be able to carry their gun so that they can protect themselves in public if needed. If someone needs to practice shooting they need to take their gun to a range, where they can practice.

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    Americans DO have the right travel with firearms because the 2nd Amendment says that we have the right to bear arms to protect ourselves and to defend…

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  • Brennan from Kentucky

    Yes, I believe every American should have the right to travel with firearms because everyone should feel protected outside of their home. I believe the government should make it harder to get firearms because it would decrease the chance of mass shootings. If we can somehow regulate the way you get guns then I believe America would be a much safer place.

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    Yes, I believe every American should have the right to travel with firearms because everyone should feel protected outside of their home. I believe th…

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  • Logan from Kentucky

    We should have the right to carry our guns outside their cities. One reason is because it is our right to bear arms and we cannot exercise our right if we have a thousand limitations on what we can and cannot do. Hunters would also be affected because how would we get the guns to and from the places we want to hunt? The laws we have now are good enough.

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    We should have the right to carry our guns outside their cities. One reason is because it is our right to bear arms and we cannot exercise our right i…

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  • Ysabel from Kentucky

    I believe that Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms, but need to be in the possession of a concealed carry permit and need to have a background check done before boarding the plane. In doing this, safety is ensured and any type of danger is prevented from occuring because the person that owns their firearm should know that they are solely responsible for any action that takes place.

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    I believe that Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms, but need to be in the possession of a concealed carry permit and need to…

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  • Brent from Kentucky

    Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. It is in our constitution, the 2nd Amendment, that all Americans have the right to bear arms. The 2nd Amendment guarantees every citizens right to self-defense, even when traveling. People believe that we now live in a world of terror and uncertainty. The right to travel with our guns, or even have the right to own them, must be upheld to the highest extent. The 2nd Amendment is constantly under attack for the mass amounts of school shootings, and shootings in the streets that have occured in our nation. These individuals who had the audacity to take another man/woman’s life are responsible for their actions, not the guns. Every American citizen should and must have the right to protect themselves, their families, and loved ones, if ever confronted with any threat in another location. Even if our fellow Americans are not presented with a threat to their lives, they should still have the right to travel with their firearm for both a sense of security, and as a deterrent to any crime that may occur around them.

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    Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. It is in our constitution, the 2nd Amendment, that all Americans have the right to bear arms. The 2nd Amen…

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  • Robyn from Kentucky

    The Second Amendment allows Americans to own firearms and by restricting New York citizens from transporting firearms outside city limits, the law infringes on this right. If a person legally owns a firearm they should be able to carry it with them for self-defense. However, there should definitely be restrictions and restrictions on the type of firearms a person carries with them.

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    The Second Amendment allows Americans to own firearms and by restricting New York citizens from transporting firearms outside city limits, the law inf…

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  • Peyton from Kentucky

    I believe that as long as the owner of the firearm has the proper registration, and the firearm is not an automatic firearm, they should have the right to travel with them. However, I do believe that people travelling with a firearm should be closely monitored and should be compliant to any additional safety rules, questions, and searches while travelling because they are choosing to bring a dangerous item. Americans have the right to travel with their firearms, but they must also accept that by travelling with that sort of item they will make people nervous and therefore, subject themselves to further security checks and safety measures.

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    I believe that as long as the owner of the firearm has the proper registration, and the firearm is not an automatic firearm, they should have the righ…

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  • Tara from Kentucky

    Yes, because if you don’t have the ability to protect yourself while you travel you are taking a chance that you could die from someone breaking into your vehicle and camping out until you got back in from a restaurant or getting gas and going to the bathroom. We have the right to protect ourselves for a reason so that we can defend ourselves.

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    Yes, because if you don’t have the ability to protect yourself while you travel you are taking a chance that you could die from someone breaking into …

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  • Sydney from Kentucky

    I believe that it should be a yes but to an extent. We should be allowed to travel with firearms as long as they have their license for the firearm and also there should be a limit onto what firearms are allowed to be traveled with. According to the United States Constitution, it is our right to bear arms so that should also apply to traveling with them. If you can provide proof that the firearm is yours and that you are not going to be using it for the wrong reasons than it is ok. The firearms should be for protection and nothing more . We should also never immediately resort to having to use the firearms, though. We should only have them for just in case purposes. If you do decide to carry a firearm and travel with it but you use it for the wrong reasons then it should be taken away because you abused your right.

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    I believe that it should be a yes but to an extent. We should be allowed to travel with firearms as long as they have their license for the firearm an…

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  • Madelyn from Kentucky

    As stated in the Constitution, all citizens have the right to bear arms. By passing a law that would prohibit gun owners from traveling with their firearm, the second amendment would be violated. However, I do believe there should be many regulations such as a background check on the individual and an inspection of the gun. It is necessary that everyone can protect themselves at any given situation and by taking this right away, it would be unconstitutional.

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    As stated in the Constitution, all citizens have the right to bear arms. By passing a law that would prohibit gun owners from traveling with their fir…

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  • William David from Kentucky

    The second amendment is what was given to us by our forefathers to allow ourselves to have the power and freedom to both protect ourselves from the government and from each other. If you lack the ability to travel with your firearm you are being punished for trying to defend yourself and your rights are violated by whatever law is put in place to stop you.

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    The second amendment is what was given to us by our forefathers to allow ourselves to have the power and freedom to both protect ourselves from the go…

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  • Reese from Kentucky

    I believe Americans have the right to bear arms and travel with them as long as they have the correct license for them. The issue that would be of concern is safety and of which person is allowed to have a firearm. Firearms should only be owned by people who know how to use them safely.

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    I believe Americans have the right to bear arms and travel with them as long as they have the correct license for them. The issue that would be of con…

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  • Natalie from Kentucky

    In the U.S. Constitution, people are given the right to bear arms. It is a person’s right to bring they’re firearm with them when they travel. Although many people believe this could lead to dangers and shootings, just because someone owns a firearm and carries it with them does not mean they are a bad person. In many cases, guns have been used to protect and keep people safe. When guns are used wrongly, it is not because of the gun itself. It is because the person was not in the right mindset, and gun or not they may have found a way to do the same damage. By taking away a person’s right to bring their firearm with them while traveling, the government would also be taking away a form of protection for people who would act justly in a bad situation.

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    In the U.S. Constitution, people are given the right to bear arms. It is a person’s right to bring they’re firearm with them when they travel. Altho…

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  • Elijah from Kentucky

    I believe that the 2nd amendment should not be limited. You should be able to carry your weapon wherever you would like to as long as you are in a public space. If we let our government limit our rights like they are trying to do in this specific situation, they will soon start to limit other amendments until the point where the constitution is just a part of history. The 2nd amendment should be taken literally word for word. We should have the right to bear arms anywhere it would be wanted or necessary.

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    I believe that the 2nd amendment should not be limited. You should be able to carry your weapon wherever you would like to as long as you are in a pub…

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  • Maria from Kentucky

    Yes, I believe that Americans have the right to travel with their firearms. I believe that if someone has legally purchased a gun, then the 2nd Amendment should grant them the right to travel with their guns. People should be able to have their guns on them in case for self-defense, and if this law is passed it prohibits those rights. While people who advocate for being allowed to travel with guns recognize that gun restrictions are not totally unconstitutional, they still believe that these laws will make owning a gun an inconvenience.

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    Yes, I believe that Americans have the right to travel with their firearms. I believe that if someone has legally purchased a gun, then the 2nd Amend…

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  • brendan from Colorado

    Americans have a constitutional right to carry firearms. So therefore there should be not problem with moving those guns across states. This is a silly debate and the other side has no meaning and is pointless. If we do not allow transportation of property protected by the second amendment than that is unconstitutional.

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    Americans have a constitutional right to carry firearms. So therefore there should be not problem with moving those guns across states. This is a sill…

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  • Andrew from Indiana

    Although at a basic level this seems constitutionally acceptable it does restrict second amendment rights. People carrying weapons around should be allowed to do it as they please, as long as they do not infringe on other peoples rights. Being scared of something is unfortunately not legally defendable and although there are some horrible things going on with firearms in today’s world the reform and restriction needs to be on who specifically gets to own these guns.

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    Although at a basic level this seems constitutionally acceptable it does restrict second amendment rights. People carrying weapons around should be al…

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  • Jacey from Kentucky

    Yes, Americans have the right to travel with their weapons with protection under the second amendment. If they have the right own a gun for protection and other uses. These uses cannot be done if the person who owns a weapon does not have a right to leave their own property with their weapon. 42% of people in the United States live in a household with a gun, and 40% of Americans hunt with a firearm which they also have the right to do if they have a hunting license. However, these guns instead could be documented so the state government could be aware of which residents own one. This still allows for protection of people through documentation.

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    Yes, Americans have the right to travel with their weapons with protection under the second amendment. If they have the right own a gun for protection…

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  • Scott from Kentucky

    I believe that all Americans have the constitutional right to own and travel with their firearms on the subject of self defense. The 2nd Amendment protects the rights of all citizens to self defense and this New York legislation infringes upon this right. This also brings up a safety issue because those who are enticed to commit a serious crime will not be concerned with violating a firearm transportation law, thus putting law-abiding citizens at a higher risk.

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    I believe that all Americans have the constitutional right to own and travel with their firearms on the subject of self defense. The 2nd Amendment pro…

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  • Aria from Massachusetts

    Americans should be allowed to own firearms, but there should be some restrictions and regulations in place. Background checks for new owners should be extensive. Checking social media and/or forum accounts as well as accessing mental health records should be allowed when doing said background check. New owners should also complete tests, mental and physical, to make sure that they’re ready to own a firearm. The kinds of firearms that can be publicly sold should also be limited. Pistols are perfectly fine for home defense. There isn’t really a reason for someone to own an assault rifle or any fully-automatic weapon (or weapon with a bump stock). Firearm usage should also be kept to just home defense and hunting, but not open carry or concealed carry in the public. Guns are certainly problematic, but there’s already too many of them made and being used by people for the amendment to be repealed.

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    Americans should be allowed to own firearms, but there should be some restrictions and regulations in place. Background checks for new owners should b…

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  • Ava from Kentucky

    American have the right to travel with bare arms because the Second Amendment protects that right. Imagine you were in a life or death situation and you had to leave your property in a hurry and the only way of protecting yourself is your gun. Taking away bare arms is taking away how people protect themselves, which violates the Bill of Rights.

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    American have the right to travel with bare arms because the Second Amendment protects that right. Imagine you were in a life or death situation and y…

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  • gabrielle from Kentucky

    Yes, I do believe Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms for certain purposes. Many of my family members have firearms in order to hunt and enjoy shooting ranges. I believe that with this ability there should be some limits. The type and amount of weapons one can travel with should be limited, also the test and certifications needed to possess a weapon should be more intense. Also the type of travel one should be allowed to do is already limited. Weapons cannot be carried on planes and any privately ran travel company. In order to travel proper documentation of the weapon and proof of license should be needed.

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    Yes, I do believe Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms for certain purposes. Many of my family members have firearms in order…

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  • Patrick from Kentucky

    Americans have every right to travel with their firearm. I would like to propose a situation. You are in a bank and a man walks in with a gun and robs the bank. In a situation in having a firearm on your person, you could prevent this robbery and possibly save peoples lives; however, you live in New York and are not permitted to carry a weapon on your person. Furthermore, how am I to use my firearm on my property in NEW YORK CITY!?!?! I can’t transport my firearm to a gun range to practice with my firearm so that, in the case I must defend myself, I know how to operate my firearm without harming anyone else. Not only is this a issue with rights, but also an issue with safety. If I do not know how to operate that firearm due to not being able to transport, I could harm someone else, or myself.

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    Americans have every right to travel with their firearm. I would like to propose a situation. You are in a bank and a man walks in with a gun and ro…

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  • Hailey from Kentucky

    Yes, Federal Law does not prohibit individuals from traveling with legally-acquired firearms. There are routes to do this safely as airports require your firearm case to be secure and adequate; moreover, being a carrier, in general, requires that you know how to travel interstate with their firearm. There are safe and regulated methods to travel with firearms that ensure the safety of those uninvolved.

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    Yes, Federal Law does not prohibit individuals from traveling with legally-acquired firearms. There are routes to do this safely as airports require y…

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  • Nathan from Kentucky

    The Second Amendment guarantees US citizens to own a firearm. Therefore, I believe that he/she has the right to travel with those firearms. The gun “supposedly” poses just as much a threat in an individual’s home as it does in the baggage area of a plane or the bed of a truck. This debate more or less discusses the second amendment itself. If you cannot travel/ transport your weapon, then the firearm has no use collecting dust in the corner of your basement. So, yes, all US citizens deserve to not only own any weapon/ firearm they want as a means of defense, but they also deserve to travel with such firearms.

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    The Second Amendment guarantees US citizens to own a firearm. Therefore, I believe that he/she has the right to travel with those firearms. The gun “s…

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  • Liam from Kentucky

    Simply. stated, the second amendment gives the citizens the ability to bear arms and prevents the government from infringing on that right. The only reason the government can infringe on a citizen’s rights is if that citizen is infringing on the rights of others. As long as a citizen carries a firearm with the proper paperwork and does not violate another’s rights, they should be allowed to carry that firearm in their car.

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    Simply. stated, the second amendment gives the citizens the ability to bear arms and prevents the government from infringing on that right. The only …

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  • Kameron from Kentucky

    If you can’t remove your gun from your home, then you can’t renew firearm licenses which limits Second Amendment rights. This should be treated like any other right infringement as we have seen in the past 5 years with regards to speech, gender, and race. This law should be struck down by the national government and allow for New York citizens to legally, safely, and responsibly transport their weapons.

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    If you can’t remove your gun from your home, then you can’t renew firearm licenses which limits Second Amendment rights. This should be treated like a…

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  • Sarah from Louisiana

    Yes for personal self defense only

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  • Eric from Virginia

    As stated in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, all American citizens have the right “to keep and bear Arms” and this right “shall not be infringed.” I also believe this Amendment gives citizens the right to protect themselves with any firearm which they purchase and not have to worry about any state laws. If any American citizen in possession of a firearm wishes to cross over into another state, that individual must follow moral ethics and use the firearm solely for self-defense. Given these factors, that individual should face no issues in bringing over their property over into another state.

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    As stated in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, all American citizens have the right “to keep and bear Arms” and this right …

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  • Felix from California

    Yes, Americans have, and should have the right to travel with a firearm. Americans deserve the right to protect themselves against any threat, no matter where they go.

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  • Lakenedi from Louisiana

    Yes,Americans do currently have the right to travel with firearms. It’s not a matter of opinion, but a fact that in The Second Amendment of the Unit. Travelers such as target shooters, hunters, collectors,etc., need to travel with their firearms and can do so by checking their firearms and ammunition as checked baggage, as long as proper packing guidelines are followed. Travelers must declare all firearms to airline during the ticket counter check-in process, the firearm must be unloaded, and the firearm must be in a hard-side container. The container must be locked a locked container is defined as one that completely secures the firearm from being accessed locked cases that can be pulled open with a little effort can’t be brought about the craft.

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    Yes,Americans do currently have the right to travel with firearms. It’s not a matter of opinion, but a fact that in The Second Amendment of the Unit. …

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  • Terrance from Louisiana

    Americans should have the right to bring their firearms when they travel for many reasons. If you buy a gun or weapon you should be able to have it on you because you bought it and have a licence for it. If you do not have a licence for your weapon you shouldn’t have it because it is illegal.

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    Americans should have the right to bring their firearms when they travel for many reasons. If you buy a gun or weapon you should be able to have it o…

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  • Kristian from Louisiana

    Yes, I do believe Americans should have the right to carry firearms however they should go through a background check to be able to carry them. If someone doesn’t meet the standards of obtaining a license they wont be able to carry a firearm. If Americans abuse their right to obtain a firearm they will have their license suspended. After every five years you should have to go back and do another background check to make sure you haven’t gone crazy and still meet the standards.

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    Yes, I do believe Americans should have the right to carry firearms however they should go through a background check to be able to carry them. If som…

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  • Jack from Louisiana

    I agree with this law because it supports the 2nd amendment, but I would also change a few things. My idea is that they can carry the firearms, as long as they have a permit, and they state the purpose for using the gun. If they state that they will use it in a way that could potentially harm people then they would not be allowed to carry the gun. Also, if they used the gun in a purpose that they did not state, then they would get in trouble. They would also need to take a test to make sure that they are mentally stable, so no accidents could happen

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    I agree with this law because it supports the 2nd amendment, but I would also change a few things. My idea is that they can carry the firearms, as lon…

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    • kelly from Louisiana

      I completely agree. As U.S. citizens we have the right to carry firearms but I do believe in order to travel with these weapons, an detailed background check should be done. This topic can cause a lot of hysteria in our country. We need to enforce strict laws in order for people to travel with firearms.

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      I completely agree. As U.S. citizens we have the right to carry firearms but I do believe in order to travel with these weapons, an detailed backgroun…

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  • Ellis from Louisiana

    Yes. I think that Americans shall have the right to carry an armed weapon. The Second Amendment states that we have the right to. However, I still believe that they should not be allowed in public places, like they aren’t now. The NAVY, Policeman and State Troopers are required to carry a gun at all times and they have the right to. Also if you have identification to carry a gun then you can do so. If you are carrying a gun without identification then it is illegal. I think they should keep carrying an armed weapon legal.

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    Yes. I think that Americans shall have the right to carry an armed weapon. The Second Amendment states that we have the right to. However, I still bel…

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  • Chloe from Louisiana

    Yes, I believe that Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms within the country. I believe this because there is no reason that they are not allowed to unless prohibited by law. Another reason for this is because it would an unconstitutional violation of the second amendment.

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    Yes, I believe that Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms within the country. I believe this because there is no reason that t…

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    • Pennie from Colorado

      I agree with you, that people should have the right to carry gun while traveling, but don’t you think there needs to be more regulations? Personally I think that if people are going to travel with firearms, there needs to be strict rules to how and who can travel with them.

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      I agree with you, that people should have the right to carry gun while traveling, but don’t you think there needs to be more regulations? Personally I…

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  • Caitlin from Louisiana

    Yes, the Americans should be allowed to have firearms if needed. If they use it wrongly, their permit shall be taken away and will not be able to every get a permit again. I believe the right to bare arms is in the Amendments, I think its the second one. Lets not change the Amendments to where nobody can have the right to protect themselves.

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    Yes, the Americans should be allowed to have firearms if needed. If they use it wrongly, their permit shall be taken away and will not be able to ever…

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    • Emmalee from Colorado

      It is not taking away the right to protect themselves it is trying to protect people from other disasters happening from the person that has a gun. It is trying to be safer for everyone. Why do you need to carry a firearm with you when you are traveling? How do you prevent people from using their fire arm wrongly?

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  • Henry from Louisiana

    I think that people should be allowed to travel with their firearms but I think there should be more restrictions on who can carry them, and where they can carry them.

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  • Jaabri from Louisiana

    I think that people should carry firearms to travel because they might have a situation like 9/11 or the massive gun shooting in Las Vegas that people should stop.

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  • Robert from Virginia

    Currently, Americans do have the right to travel with their firearms. In the court case “District of Colombia vs. Heller” the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution gives people the right to own a gun in order for self defense. With this in mind, it is possible that one may need to defend themselves when away from their normal area. Therefore, I believe that it is within ones second amendment right to travel with a gun if said gun is legally owned. Whether this is a good idea to have people roaming with guns is another thing, but people certainly have the right to travel with their guns.

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  • Eugene from Georgia

    For everyone’s safety

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  • Evan from Maryland

    The second amendment gives Americans the right to bare arms. While there are some people who use weapons the wrong way, all of America should not be punished for their misdoings.

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  • Mackenzie from Louisiana

    Yes I feel as though Americans have the ability to travel with a firearm. I don’t think that should change. But I feel that if a state would like to be slightly stricter instead of saying they aren’t allowed to travel with firearms they should say that you can’t travel with ammunition. It can’t be in or out of the firearm. I say this because some people might have sentimental value to a gun. Examples: their first gun or a past loved one bought the gun for them.

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    Yes I feel as though Americans have the ability to travel with a firearm. I don’t think that should change. But I feel that if a state would like to b…

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  • Emma from Oregon

    They have the right! There’s no question. If you can protect yourself at home, why shouldn’t you be allowed to protect yourself in a strange city where you have the potential to be at more risk than you would at home. Anyone in a new place is more likely to encounter danger than in a place that they’re familiar with. If you were a parent, wouldn’t you like to know that in the unlikely scenario that you get in and situation that at least you have some means of defending yourself. Besides, the constitution says “the right to bear arms,” it doesn’t list any conditions; and for good reason.

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  • Rifat from Massachusetts

    I think it is okay if they travel with their firearms only if they have a license. If you’re traveling with a gun, it should be in your checked luggage to avoid delays. Firearms help protect yourself with potential danger that could occur.

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  • Piper from Massachusetts

    I believe Americans should have the right to travel with there fire arms. All firearms should be checked baggage. They should be kept in a special spot on the plain that people do not have access to while the plane is boarded. If people have licensed firearms they should be able to travel with them whenever they are going. People could be using their firearms for hunting, personal protection, or as a collectible. Whichever the reason the person wants to bring their firearm it is their property and they should have the right to bring it with them under special circumstances.

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  • Brandon from Pennsylvania

    You should have the right to defend yourself at any time in any place. There is always a possibility of danger. Removing a person’s ability to defend themselves or their loved ones in a life or death situation is completely unethical

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  • Billy from Texas

    The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. does not matter what any state laws say. if the constitution says so we can do it no matter what.

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  • Alessandra from Massachusetts

    Yes I think Americans do have the right to travel with firearms because its part of the second amendment. If you receive a background check and everything is clear then there should be no issue. I think background checks should be more in depth but the right to carry should not be taken away.

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  • Antonio from North Carolina

    As long as they have a permit they have the right to carry with it. Things such as a car or a knife they have ownership if the item so they have the right to carry it around. As long as the person is a law abinding citizen then you should have the right to carry.

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  • Max from Massachusetts

    Yes, however, there are some situations where security standards need to be met to ensure equality of safety between gun owners and non-gun owners.

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  • luiz from Massachusetts

    Yes, only if the Army and Police Force should have the rights to owning a weapon. Citizens if wanting to be the owner of a weapon they should go through a training course and a written test if they are willing to own one also go through a background check.

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  • john from Massachusetts

    I think people should be able to carry firearms. As long as they have a license for it and get a background check to make sure everything is good with them because you never know what they might do. I also think it’s a good idea to keep it on you for your safety.

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  • nicholas from Massachusetts

    i do think it is right for people to travel with there firearms on planes because its there property and if they are not playing around with it on the plane they have the right to have it on them because it is for there protection

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  • Trey from Texas

    Americans should be allowed to travel with guns they will not even have them on the flight so they cant harm anyone. #2nd amendment

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  • Kyler from Texas

    The 2nd amendment states that the citizens of America have the right to bear arms… traveling with arms should be a part of that as the 2nd amendment’s purpose was to protect ourselves as the right to travel arms should protect us.

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  • Dante from Massachusetts

    In the modern-day United States of America, our once-beloved red, white, and blue has been debauched so badly that even our constitutional freedoms, which have been guaranteed to us since September 17, 1787, are up for debate by the citizens of this beautiful country. One of the most pressing of these issues happens to be the debate of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, perhaps better known as the right to bear arms. Because the Constitution states that we have the right to bear arms, it is a simple matter of fact and truth that Americans may travel with guns. If the anti-trump, “Social Justice Warriors” in the U.S. Congress continue trying to pass a bill that would do away with the Second Amendment, that bill would be simply unconstitutional. Therefore, it is an intelligent idea, and one with less work that needs to be produced, to let guns stay legal, for as long as the Second Amendment flies forward into the future.

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  • Sleemy from Massachusetts

    I believe that the right to carry a firearm should be allowed but needs to be limited. You should not be able to carry or even own a fully auto rifle because there is no need for it. Back in the day people carried them because they needed to defend themselves from the british and other intruders. Of course that can be argued now but you do not need a fully automatic rifle to do so you should only be able to own a firearm that is either a small handgun that is not very lethal or a hunting rifle that needs to be cocked back or reloaded after every shot. No shotguns, no machine guns, no auto rifles just a not very lethal but can kill small hand gun for protection and a rifle that is used for hunting.

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  • Abbi from Massachusetts

    Yes, Americans should have the right to travel with firearms, however that should be limited to certain types of firearms. No American should have the ability to openly travel with military level guns or weapons. The regulations to obtaining a firearm should also be stricter, with psychological screenings as well as reviews to social media and background checks. So yes, all Americans should have the right to firearms, but within limitation.

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  • Vanessa from Massachusetts

    Yes Americans do have the right to carry firearms while traveling and etc. because of the second amendment. Personally I think they’re not safe but as long as the firearm is registered under the owners name and has a good background.

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  • Ayden from Minnesota

    We should have to right to travel with s firearm it states so right in our constitution as our 2nd amendment. Just not slowing for us it is taking a part of our freedom as the people of The United States of America. We are told constantly to not judge people by the actions of the few. I think it requires the same treatment in this matter. Thank you

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  • Grace from Louisiana

    I think that an American citizen does have the right to carry a firearm with them as long as they have a license. I do also think that states can choose limitations on which firearms are or are not permitted in the state.

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    • brendan from Colorado

      I do not believe that states should be allowed to change our constitutional right if you are in their state. According to this logic people would do gun attacks in legal areas and this would do nothing.

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    • Ryan from Louisiana

      I think that american people should have the right to travel with firearms. But, the government should regulate if people misuse them for crimes such as abuse or even murder. I also think the government should regulate even more after the 9/11 attack, in which terrorists were traveling with firearms and weapons. I think that people should be able to travel with firearms but only for self defense. Also, if people were not able to travel with firearms, it would be a violation of the second amendment.

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  • Marc from New Jersey

    Yes it is our right, constitutionally, one reason is this is the United states. And we the people have the constitutional right to bear arms, every where.

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  • Daniela from Nevada

    Yes, Americans have the right to carry their firearms as it is stated in their 2nd amendment that they have the right to bear arms, but if they start to cause conflicts in public places like more school shootings, or just to hurt someone then that shouldn’t be allowed.

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  • Maria from Louisiana

    Americans have the right to travel with a firearm but I believe if they abuse that right then it might be taken away.

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  • Fernando from Nevada

    As long as the firearm is registered under the owners name, the owners 2nd amendment shall not be infringed upon since it is clearly stated in the constitution ‘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. It clearly states that the firearm shall be kept by the people (owner), which means, by making the people purchase another gun due to the confiscation of the firearm would clearly be stepping on the peoples second amendment.

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  • presley from Utah

    The second amendment should not be treated like an oppressed amendment. The right to bear arms is equal and just as important as the other amendments. Allowing gun control and rules that suppress guns allows the government to gain more control. Allowing guns ensures that our other amendments will be kept, because we still of the ability and power to fight against the government if needs be.

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  • Jonathan from New York

    I believe that if it is legally registered and takes the precautions necessary, anyone has the right to travel with their firearms it is their personal property.

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  • Savannah from Virginia

    Yes, Americans should and do have the right to possess and travel with firearms, as it is their constitutional right. However, they should only be allowed if the area they are traveling to allows firearms to be carried, as some states don’t recognize permits registered in other states. Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms, as long as they are respecting the laws of the place they are traveling to; the state or area they bought their firearm in should not have the right to set laws in place that restrict law-abiding citizens from traveling with their firearms.

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    Yes, Americans should and do have the right to possess and travel with firearms, as it is their constitutional right. However, they should only be all…

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  • Salim from Ohio

    People should be allowed to carry firearms but not everywhere. The second amendment clearly states the ability to have a firearm whether you think it’s just for militias or of other entities. With this, people have the ability to protect themselves weather from criminals of hostile wild animals, or use them for limited hunting practices. You are allowed to carry a firearm, but there are places that you should think are a bit out of place, Gigantic attractions and schools are great examples in showing how people forget the port of law enforcement and the power in numbers. people- when faced with gun violence or any other type of assault- have the ability of phycological and physical attack overwhelming the from close up or surrounding them from far away. these extreme examples forget about the most important of people in large populated areas, law enforcement officer. Most law enforcement officers have been trained and taught to protect civilians at all costs, so bringing a firearm to large crowded or fragile areas could cause alarm. Police officers should be trusted more, also should also go through screenings of and racial prejudice, to love and care for our community. So the care in our officers should not force us to bring firearms to large crowded areas but to places where it’s hard for law enforcement to take care like forests, your private property , or even sketchy areas that you feel is out from under the law. In short, people are allowed to carry guns, but must be mindful of people who have full authorization to care for them in crowded and protected areas.

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  • Emma from Oregon

    Yes, the Constitution holds the Second Amendment that allows us to bear arms. Though you might need a carry permit to be able to take a gun everywhere, it is still a right that we currently have.

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  • Noah from Virginia

    Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms. The introduced bill has arguments against it, with one proposing that “guns are unlike other forms of property because of the immense destruction they are capable of”. This could be said of a very large amount of things. The vehicle you drive could be used to cause immense destruction, yet that is allowed to driven all around the country. Why should weapons be any different? When a person transports a firearm out of the city, it could be for a multitude of reasons. One reason could be for simple self defense against the all too common possibility of road rage. Another could be to go hunting with a friend in a area where that is possible. Like either of the Dakotas for example. This is also just inconvenient. The article states “They don’t believe that preventing someone from transporting a gun out of the city is too inconvenient, arguing that the owner could purchase a second gun wherever he or she is traveling to”, which is just absurd. Why would someone go to another state to purchase a weapon instead of just buying it in their home area. This bill should not be passed into law, as it would limit the rights of gun owners by stopping them from freely transporting their goods, not allowing them defend themselves in situations they may need to, and forcing them to spend more money on something they did not want to, i.e. purchasing a new gun in a new area.

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  • Lane from Texas

    If something happens then the American must be able to protect himself. As long as he has proper papers and hasn’t committed any crimes then he should be free to do so.

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  • William from Virginia

    Firearms have been starting to become a widespread debate among the public ever since the number of shooting has begun to rise in the current decade. I can see why New York City would not want people to travel outside the city limits with their firearms. They are trying to prevent people who may not be eligible to purchase a firearm in one place from being able to just buy one and travel back. However there is major problem with this piece of legislation. This law completely violates the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. This amendment states that we have the right to bear arms. What this bill is stating is that you may not take your legally purchased firearm with you if you travel outside city limits. This is essentially denying the people of New York City the ability to bear arms outside their city. There have been other Supreme Court cases where they have ruled that the city’s law is unconstitutional and this law is no exception.

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  • Jake from Virginia

    It is written in the Constitution, You only have to read until the 2nd amendment to see that Americans have the right to bear arms. We have this right so that we can protect ourselves from the dangers of potential criminals and terrorist. To take this right away is a complete and direct violation of the document that makes us who we are as a country

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  • Ashley from Nevada

    Yes, Americans do have the right to travel with firearms. It is not a matter of opinion, in The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution it is stated that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Travel is a loose term that can mean various things. From biking to flying to cruising, Americans do have the right to conceal a licensed firearm. In some states there may be variations on this amendment, so when crossing state lines this may have to be considered, but all in all the federal constitution ultimately allows carrying firearms.

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  • Abigail from Nevada

    Yes, Americans have the right to travel with their firearms because if you think about it many people who have firearms are normally people who hunt and or just have the firearms for their protection. Let’s be honest we don’t live in a world where everything is perfect and their isn’t no crime. Many people who have firearms is because they have experience a robbery and or have been in a situation where they felt like they needed some type of protection. People who have firearms tend to have this like feeling of safety when they have their firearms due to previous experiences. I say yes Americans should have the ability to travel with their firearms as long as it is within the US. of course some states have different laws when it comes to firearms and if they follow them and are informed of all the laws of the places they will be attending then i believe that it should be good. Every state is different, they all have different laws compared to Nevada and if you were to drive/travel because or work or just because you want to, I believe that if you plan to travel with your firearm, just be informed of the laws of firearms because you can get a ticket/fine for not following the law.

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  • Isabel from Nevada

    we should have the right because we are also the ones who choose what will go on in our country and everyone has different opinions for yes or no questions.

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  • Matthew from Nevada

    Yes I agree that Americans should travel with their guns to other countries. The reason behind this is because if a person is travelling to a place where there’s a high crime right then they can defend themselves.

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  • bibi from Nevada

    I think in order to be protected Americans should have the right to carry firearms. American’s should not be allowed to carry firearms if they are mentally ill.

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  • Audrey from Pennsylvania

    Many say that firearms should not be carried for everyday tasks. I disagree with this because U.S. citizens should have the right to choose how they protect themselves. Whether it be with a firearm or not.

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  • Angel from Illinois

    The basic premise of the 2nd Ammendment was to make sure that all Americans have to means to defend themselves from any threat, whether it be foreign or domestic, and not being able to carry your firearm with you defeats that purpose. Per the Kleck-Gertz survey, there are as many as 2.2 to 2.5 million accounts of defensive gun uses per year. This is 2.2 to 2.5 million lives potentially saved by these individuals having the means to defend themselves by carrying their firearm. Places where guns are not allowed for prptection such as school generally see more damage done when attacks do happen, as opposed to places where many people do gave access to firearms. We can see this difference in places like Parkland Florida, were a man shot and killed 17 students inside of Majory Stoneman douglas and got away, not being caught until a while later. On the flip side we see how in Sutherland Springs, police said the shooter had the ability and plan to kill many more people that day had he not been stopped by Steven Willeford who engaged in a shootout with his AR-15 before pursuing the shooter at speeds of around 90mph, before the shooter ultimately commited suicide. Firearm possession is obviously not somethinf everyone is comfortable with, but if the United States wants to maximize the safety of its citizens, they should allow the law abiding people to own, carry, and travel with their firearms.

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  • Micah from Pennsylvania

    The precedent of the 2nd Amendment applying to states, not just federally, has been set by various past court cases. For exmaple, the court case McDonald v. Chicago has decided that it was unconditional for the city to place an all out ban on handguns. This situation is very similar and just as unconstitutional! As the 2nd Amendment states, all citizens have the inherent right to bear arms, and it is a natural right that should not be infringed by any form of government. The 14th Amendment’s “due process clause” also states that no state can deprive “any person of life, liberty, or property…” and the infringment of the 2nd Amendment fits the definition of deprivation of liberty perfectly. This does not mean that no restrictions can be placed on weapons, but one that placed complete bans on the firearms are taking it “too far,” so to speak. As citizens, we should look to protect our Constitutional rights, not limit and take them away!

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  • Katie from Virginia

    I believe that Americans should be allowed to travel with weapons that they have the right to own and carry. It’s part of “providing for the common defense”. Assuming that these Americans have gone through the legal process of purchasing the weapons they should definitely be able to carry them. Just like with anything else in life.

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    • Manuel from Nevada

      I agree with Katie because people before buying a firearm have to go throught an background check to check if they have any criminal record. But also a gun is a way to protect yourself from harm in your own home. Therefor you should be allowed to travel with your gun to protect yourself.

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  • Evan from Virginia

    Americans do have the right to travel with their firearms. As said in the second amendment “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” I believe that making it so that people can not travel with firearms infringes on their second amendment right as it limits their right to keep and bear arms. Security can be added to this by making it so that people need a special permit to travel with weapons but not allowing it violates the second amendment.

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  • Samuel from Virginia

    If an American citizen has the proper and legal qualifications to carry a firearm then they should be permitted to carry it with them always. This could raise alarms when talking about airlines but if firearm owners were taught how to handle a firearm in an airplane then that would help defend against hijackers. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is still in place and therefore it allows citizens to own and carry firearms.

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  • Brandon from Virginia

    People should be allowed to carry firearms as long as they are registered and they have proper ID to carry the firearm. The second amendment already states that we are allowed to have a firearm to protect ourselves because it explicitly states that we have “the right to bear arms”. Then DC vs. Heller states that people are allowed to posses firearms even though they are not part of the military (although with many restrictions). Not allowing people to carry a firearm infringes on a right and goes against a court case.

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  • emily from Alabama

    I think Americans should have the right to travel with the firearms as it can argued that our rights stated in the amendments support this. As we already have the right to bear arms it is insinuated that traveling with it is allowed. We can see many examples of our fellow Americans demonstrating this fact as after even purchasing/registering a firearm, the simple transportation of it to home, a gun range, or to sell, are all allowed. Firearms being owned for protection is a argument that would go against the 2nd amendment, therefore calling what our government is built on, questionable.

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  • Madison from Virginia

    Yes, I believe Americans have the right to travel with firearms. The second amendment gives us the right to have those firearms. It states “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” If someone were to tell us we couldn’t, they would be infringing our second amendment. Many people feel safer traveling with there weapons. Many Americans can be prepared for anything. It could make women feel more protected when traveling alone. They are not allowed to ban us from carrying firearms while traveling.

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    Yes, I believe Americans have the right to travel with firearms. The second amendment gives us the right to have those firearms. It states “the right …

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  • Will from Virginia

    The Second Amendment states “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” A law that would prohibit someone from taking their own firearm over a state boundary certainly infringes the right to bear arms. Some claim that it isn’t overburdensome or unreasonable to purchase a new gun in a case where this law would be violated, but forcing someone to leave their firearm behind just to have them buy another one temporarily seems quite unreasonable. One may as well just bring their original firearm.

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  • Keita from Virginia

    As long as certain criteria were met before they traveled, I believe they should be able to carry their personal firearms. The abilities to carry a firearm is stated in the American Bill of Rights. The 2nd amendment, in summary, states that the U.S people have natural rights of self-defense and resistance to oppression. If we were to travel without our firearms, we would be defenseless and will not be able to protect ourselves as our founding fathers intended us to be able to.

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  • Jeremy from Pennsylvania

    The right to travel with personal firearms is most definitley defended by the Second Amendment and should be enforced as such. Even though gun rights are a touchy subject, the people that own guns go through numerous background checks to see if there even fit to carry a weapon overall. Denying the travel of personal firearms would more or less make this process useless, the whole point of it is to show the person is capable of handling the weapon safely. The Second Amendment was made just for this reason, if people want to have a weapon to defend themselves or for leisure, then they can do what they wish. Having the ability to travel with personal firearms is one worth fighting for, to enforce the second amendment.

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  • Tess from Ohio

    If you are licensed to carry a firearm, you should be able to travel with it.

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  • Anuj from New Jersey

    Yes, I do in fact believe that the citizens of United States of America should have the rights to travel with their firearms alongside of them. To touch the opposing argument, there seems to be a assumption as to why people should not carry their firearms. To elaborate, many people have an image that any individual with a gun will use that to carry out a mass shooting or will simply use the firearm in a bad manner. According to Small Arms survey, there are over 1 billion small firearms distributed globally, 857 million of which are in civilian hands. 393 million of those are civilians residing in the U.S. Approximately 40,000 people have died revolving around guns. It is key to understand that the number of deaths caused by gun violence is less than .1% of the amount of gun owners. This is not to say that 40,000 deaths is nothing, it sure is too many deaths caused by gun violence. My point is simply that people should be allowed to carry guns on their person, but background checks and possessing guns should be harder than it is now. In addition, the 2nd amendment in the Bill of Rights 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”. Not allowing our citizens to carry guns does in fact infringe the 2nd Amendment.

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    Yes, I do in fact believe that the citizens of United States of America should have the rights to travel with their firearms alongside of them. To tou…

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  • Connor from Virginia

    Yes, I believe Americans have the right to travel with their firearms. I believe safety is a priority and even when traveling citizens should be able to carry a type of weapon to protect themselves. However, they should need to go through proper security checkpoints. For example, when going on a plane or riding a public transportation vehicle, there should be safety precautions taken to make sure no one else is put at risk due to you carrying a weapon. This is also a fundamental right the Constitution which gives citizens the right to bear arms and is a right which cannot be taken away.

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  • Kayla from Virginia

    Yes,Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms if they have all the proper paperwork for it. It is also stated in the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution so unless it gets changed people can travel with firearms. I do think there should be security checks and rules for those traveling with firearms to ensure public safety and avoid any possible casualties.

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  • Matthew from Virginia

    Americans have the irrevocable right to travel with their firearms because of three clauses in the Constitution and a few key Supreme Court cases. First off, the second amendment to the Constitution 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.” meaning that citizens of the United States must be protected but only stating that those in a Militia are allowed to carry firearms. This changed after two landmark Supreme court cases, District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v.Chicago, allowed for those unrelated to the militia to carry firearms for self defense, federal land for the former and state, the latter. Before these cases, the states had no obligation to uphold the right to bear arms but one state had recognized that right, according to the fourteenth amendment and Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution, these decisions must be upheld in all states. Because of this, Americans have the right to travel with their firearms.

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  • Sorie from Virginia

    All Americans should be able to travel with their firearms. With the 2nd Amendment working universally across the United States, most people only use their guns for defending themselves in their homes. If people want to go on vacation or move to a different area, they should be able to in case of emergencies that prop up in their travels. Licensing will be a barrier, especially since you need to obtain a license and update your license to even own a gun or rifle. As much as state governments try to mask the incidents revolving around firearms, the Constitution is the law above all others.

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    All Americans should be able to travel with their firearms. With the 2nd Amendment working universally across the United States, most people only use …

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  • Megan from Virginia

    The Second Amendment gives Americans the right to own firearms, and as a piece of personal property, firearms should be allowed to be transported to locations other than where they were purchased. If a person can legally purchase a firearm in New York City, then hopefully they would be trusted to carry it outside of the city. Although firearm owners could purchase another gun in the location they are travelling to, why should they have to? If a person has already spent their money on something, they should be allowed to bring it somewhere else if they should so choose.

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    The Second Amendment gives Americans the right to own firearms, and as a piece of personal property, firearms should be allowed to be transported to l…

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  • Henri from Pennsylvania

    Defend the 2nd Amendment!

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  • Lizeth from Texas

    Yes, Americans who have proper documentation to carry firearms should have the right to travel with them. Of course, public safety should always be ensured. Proper security checks and rules must always be followed to prevent any unwanted casualties while traveling. For example, the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Airport was a result of a passenger bringing an unarmed gun, but loading it with unchecked ammunition right before firing. Some airports allow passengers to carry ammunition and some do not. Unfortunately, due to circumstances like the one at Fort Lauderdale, rules and regulations, like banning ammunition, should be highly enforced and improved to safeguard travelers.

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    Yes, Americans who have proper documentation to carry firearms should have the right to travel with them. Of course, public safety should always be en…

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  • Noah from Virginia

    I do think that Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms as long as they have valid and up to date license that permits the carrying of a gun. As stated in the Second Amendment of the Constitution “the right of the people keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This is implied that no matter where one goes with their firearm with a license and it is concealed then it is correct in the eyes of the constitution. Although each state has its own government, those state governments are ultimately under the Federal Government which permits the travel of concealed firearms.

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  • Adriel from Virginia

    Yes, it’s a Constitutional right for them to do so. The 2nd Amendment or “the right to bear arms,” says explicitly that Americans have the right to own weapons. I believe this should also mean they can travel with weapons where ever they choose. Americans should have the right to feel safe. It can be argued that the right to self-defense is a human right. I do acknowledge the concern for shootings where guns are more prevalent. However, I doubt limiting the travel of firearms will have any effect on this. It has been argued that gun owners can just buy new guns where they travel. However, this logic applies to criminals or mass shooters as well. Limiting travel of firearms is unnecessary, unconstitutional, and a futile attempt at preventing gun violence.

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  • Lillie from Ohio

    Within the US, as long as it is in a type of safe and checked, meaning not carry-on, sure. Outside of the US, no, especially considering that most countries have different gun laws, and even those that permit civilians having guns should not allow tourist or what be it with guns.

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  • Jennifer from Maryland

    Americans do somewhat have the right to hold/travel with firearms but they must have an paper stating that you can have one then you can’t have one in possession. This is also stated in the federal firearms laws. The reason to this decision is that some people misuse firearms and hurt people, either on purpose or accident. There has been many incidents with the use of guns/weapons and because of the massive amount of people misusing this weapon, the State must be careful and allow most people with firearms which is based on the law.

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    Americans do somewhat have the right to hold/travel with firearms but they must have an paper stating that you can have one then you can’t have one in…

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  • Olivia from New York

    Americans should not be allowed to travel with guns because it defies interstate commerce and some state laws. A person who owns a gun in Florida might not have the same credentials when they come to New York and be subsequent to an arrest. If a person travels through another state and sells a firearm, who’s to say they’re following all the gun laws of that state?

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    Americans should not be allowed to travel with guns because it defies interstate commerce and some state laws. A person who owns a gun in Florida migh…

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  • Peyton from New Jersey

    I believe that the safety of the country and the individual should not be dependent on the use of firearms considering they provide a high success rate of a finite conclusion in the event in which they are used.

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  • Marquita from Pennsylvania

    It can be a danger to the rest of the flight attendants if one is armed regardless of whether they are licensed to carry or not. Firearms should be handled through a separate department but should not be present on a plane. It poses to much of a danger and risk to others.

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    It can be a danger to the rest of the flight attendants if one is armed regardless of whether they are licensed to carry or not. Firearms should be ha…

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  • Jack from Illinois

    The concept of bringing personal weapons along with you as you travel around could lead to disaster. For example, a person looking to do harm could be in New York City, planning to carry such actions out in a different location. Restricting the movement of firearms would localize the threat, and possibly lead to law enforcement taking action quicker, as he could be seen as a threat trying to leave. Transport of firearms also creates a troubled-legal system, as differing gun laws are in place in nearly all states. Stopping the transportation would lead to less complications involved with differing laws, saving hassle and expenses.

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  • ariane from Illinois

    No, because i do not trust people that i dont know any background of them. you dont know if theyll be responsible with handling a firearm around people and its alarming.

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  • Morgan from Oklahoma

    I believe the right to bear arms should apply to the area you are traveling to, if traveling to another country. Each country has their own regulations. It should be the same for those coming into our country. They should abide by the laws of our country. Should an incident occur involving a firearm while someone is traveling in another country, there may be bigger ramifications for those involved. The American’s rights to bear arms is protected by The United States Constitution, and I believe the citizens should be allowed to bear firearms if obtained legally. However, as previously stated, should an incident occur while traveling to another US location that does not have the same law as your State of residence, you will likely be tried by the laws of that state.

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  • Rachel from Colorado

    I believe that traveling with firearms can be potentially dangerous. Yes the 2nd Amendment protects people to have firearms for protection of themselves and their property but laws may change between county/state/town/etc. lines. Most people are unaware of every law in each location relating to firearms so if they assume the rules, there is a high possibility that they might get into legal trouble for just being unaware. There is also no safe way to ensure that the individual whose carrying the weapon is able to do so legally, unless they go somewhere in the new location to get another approval. By restricting transportation as a whole, we can eliminate any chance for more drama and problems.

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    I believe that traveling with firearms can be potentially dangerous. Yes the 2nd Amendment protects people to have firearms for protection of themselv…

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  • Bella from Colorado

    when traveling people bring fire arms because they are worried about being in a new place and it makes them nervous. But seeing people who are traveling with firearms is what makes people nervous. people have the right to bear arms but traveling with firearms is taking things to a whole new level.

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  • Maliah from Colorado

    I feel like people carrying their firearms on the plane is very unnecessary and should not be aloud, but if people want to hunt, then they can check their firearms onto the plane, but not carry them onto the plane with them.

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    I feel like people carrying their firearms on the plane is very unnecessary and should not be aloud, but if people want to hunt, then they can check t…

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  • Connor from Colorado

    With the always looming threat of another case like the hijacking of 9/11, who’s to say that a another person won’t legally bring a firearm on a plane with an intent to harm others? If we really wanted to help defense on airplanes there should be a officer with a gun who is there to watch and protect the people of the plane, not allow civilians to carry it themselves.

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  • avery from Colorado

    No, I do not believe that Americans should be able to travel with their firearms. To begin, I think that there should be stricter gun laws in general for example requiring very extensive background checks for the purchase of a gun, requiring gun safety classes to gun owners, etc. Going off of that, I do not think there is any reason for Americans to be walking around on the street with a gun on them. This opens up so many more opportunities for gun violence than there already are. With the current laws now, look at how many shootings and instances of gun violence we experience every day. Now imagine if anyone was allowed to carry a gun with them at all times and how many more chances would open up for someone to misuse a gun. I think that the ability to carry a gun should be left to police officers, security guards, etc. because they are the ones who are trained and in charge of public safety and protecting the people. There is no need for Americans to be able to carry guns with them.

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  • Pennie from Colorado

    I believe in the right to bear arms, but with it comes regulations. Yes, people would be using the gun while traveling to protect themselves, but different states and countries all have different rules and regulations. It would be hard to maintain the rules. If guns were to be taken while traveling, there would have to be many rules. All places and people involved would need to be aware that the person has a gun. So that in case they needed to use it, the state or country were they are visiting would be aware that it is a possibility.

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    I believe in the right to bear arms, but with it comes regulations. Yes, people would be using the gun while traveling to protect themselves, but diff…

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    • California from Colorado

      I agree this would take almost too much work for something that is not very necessary.

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  • Noralean from New York

    Traveling with a firearm is a safety hazard for everyone, not worth it.

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  • Lana from Virginia

    I’d like to pose a question to the Yes-sayers: What exactly does one need a gun for in the first place when traveling? This is assuming that the gun wielding individual is not in a dire life or death circumstance or that their gun is what provides them their main source of sustenance. Think about that. If the answer is for self defense, what do you think about bringing a knife or a machete while traveling, potentially in a public area where other people could feel threatened? What makes a gun and other weapons different? If your answer is just because its a right that people are guaranteed, remember that one person’s rights end where another person’s rights start. If the presence of a firearm on one’s person threatens or makes another feel uncomfortable, it shouldn’t be allowed.

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    • ebon from Colorado

      in the world no one has perfect safety anything can happen at any time and for some one attacking or defending a knife or machete can do just as much damage in one persons hands as a gun could its all a matter of whos holding it and for traveling it can happen at anytime so why wouldn’t you want that extra bit of protection

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    • Olivia from Colorado

      I agree with that statement, why would Americans need firearms in the airport or on the airplane? Honestly it does more harm than good. Just because you feel uncomfortable and have to carry a gun doesn’t mean other people around you don’t feel uncomfortable regarding the gun you are carrying. Like you said, “one person’s rights end where another person’s rights start”.

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      I agree with that statement, why would Americans need firearms in the airport or on the airplane? Honestly it does more harm than good. Just because y…

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    • Eric from Connecticut

      While I agree assault style weapons are simply excessive and unnecessary for self defense, bringing a knife as an alternative defensive weapon is not feasible. There is a reason ‘bringing a knife to a gunfight’ is an expression. If something were to happen, and the assailant had a gun, you would be woefully unprepared and without the proper tools to defend yourself.

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  • Rachel from District Of Columbia

    That is dangerous and unsafw

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  • Emily from North Carolina

    I personally believe that the Second Amendment is a group liberty, meaning that Americans only have the right to bear arms in larger groups such as a militia. Though the Supreme Court disagrees (DC v Heller in 2008 states that the right to bear arms is an individual liberty), I believe that the Court is misinterpreting the Second Amendment. Because I do not believe that citizens have the individual right to bear arms, I also do not believe that they have the individual right to travel with a firearm.

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  • Brooke from Kentucky

    No, Americans should not have the right to travel with their firearms. With that ability, one could argue that the firearm they own could be harder to locate outside of city or state limits. Also, it puts the public at greater risk. While firearms are a form of property under the second amendment and people have that right, they are also weapons. These weapons can be used for self-defense, but they also put the public at risk of injury and potential harm, which has been an issue throughout history. This is why I believe people should not be able to travel wherever they want with a firearm.

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    No, Americans should not have the right to travel with their firearms. With that ability, one could argue that the firearm they own could be harder t…

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  • Taylor from Kentucky

    The second amendment gives the people right to own guns. I believe that carrying around a gun when traveling is considered a clear and present danger, so therefore it should not be allowed. When you have a firearm on you, you can make other people uncomfortable and maybe even frightened and that would infringe on their rights as well. I personally think that the carrying of firearms while traveling is an obvious danger to not only themselves, but to everyone around them.

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    • Rachel from Colorado

      I agree with your viewpoint. I believe that firearms in general make people feel uncomfortable, but if you are only traveling for a short amount of time, that would raise some red flags, at least for me. What is the point of taking a firearm then? There is not a logical reason for it unless it is for a specific reason, like a hunting trip, but even then you have to have the right qualifications for it. In those cases, it would be easier to trust someone that they wouldn’t use their weapons for bad things. There should not be a reason to “hide” the fact that you own a firearm so if you are moving, for example, then it should be fine to transport weapons as long as you can go somewhere to register them legally in the new location. This eliminates any drama with law enforcement that could possibly happen.

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      I agree with your viewpoint. I believe that firearms in general make people feel uncomfortable, but if you are only traveling for a short amount of ti…

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    • Bella from Colorado

      I agree, traveling with firearms makes people around nervous and that can cause a very dangerous situation.

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  • Emmalee from Colorado

    I do not think people should be able to travel with firearms because it is dangerous and there is no way to tell what someone can do with a gun. I understand that people feel the need to have guns to protect themselves, but that does not mean people should be able to carry a gun on a plane or to an airport. What if you luggage got stolen or you lost your bag? It a potential hazard for everyone traveling.

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    I do not think people should be able to travel with firearms because it is dangerous and there is no way to tell what someone can do with a gun. I und…

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  • Josh from Kentucky

    American’s should not be able to travel with guns. I even would go as far to say that the second amendment should be repealed and guns banned from the general population altogether. With the second amendment being written 228 years ago the world is a completely different place. We no longer need guns to keep our homes safe. There aren’t wild predators lurking around peoples homes ready to attack, people don’t go out and hunt animals for food and clothes anymore. America is holding on to this out of date amendment that has no place in a civilized country. It causes more destruction than advantages with the rising number of mass shootings occurring in the United States.

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    American’s should not be able to travel with guns. I even would go as far to say that the second amendment should be repealed and guns banned from th…

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  • Robert from Kentucky

    “Dangerous weapon, i.e. a knife capable of being transformed by circumstances of its threatened, attempted, or actual use into a weapon capable of causing death”. Some states have laws against possession these kind of weapons. If a modified knife can be illegal to own or carry just because of the threat of death, what are the reasons that any gun should not be included in this category? Guns are made entirely with the intent of causing high amounts of lethal damage possible in a short amount of time, and weapons like pistols are able to be concealed and snuck into public places with low amounts of security. The intent of weapon restrictions is to protect innocent citizens, yet not considering guns a “dangerous weapon” like a knife is a large oversight. Guns can cause higher amounts of harm in a shorter amount of time than most any melee weapon. Even pistols are capable of causing a mass murder spree in the hands of the right person.

    One of the most popular cases defending gun ownership and transportation is self-defense. Right now, nearly 50% of gun owners claiming that they own a gun for self-defense. According to the 2017 Pew study, 30% of Americans own guns themselves. This means that 15% of americans own guns for self-defense, and with that comes the expectation that they will use it if threatened by a criminal. However, a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey states that people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011. While crimes do happen disproportionally to people of a lower financial status, there is still a large discrepancy between the amount of people intent on defending themselves (or others) with a gun. If people do not often defend themselves with guns, what is the purpose to carry in public? I fully understand the want to quickly defend yourself in your own home with a gun, but in public research does not support that carrying is necessary.

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  • Chisom from Kentucky

    I don’t think people should be allowed to carry their guns outside of city limits. The guns have the potential to do evil and could infringe on the right to life of the other citizens on the same flight. I do understand that the 2nd Amendment promises citizens the right to protect themselves through the ownership of guns and prevents the government from taking it away. However, the government is not taking away their guns but preventing them from taking them outside the city limits where it was registered. If the gun cannot be tracked, then that could be a danger to others.

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    I don’t think people should be allowed to carry their guns outside of city limits. The guns have the potential to do evil and could infringe on the ri…

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  • Grace from Kentucky

    The 2nd Amendment states that the owning of a firearm is permitted in order to protect oneself against government tyranny. It also states that the ownership of firearms is in order to protect themselves from intruders/attackers in their own home. I do not believe you should be allowed to to carry a firearm on a plane. Governments need to know where guns are and who has them for the safety of all. Firearms can cause great harm, and I believe they need to be regulated. Many opposing arguments state that the right to carry a firearm is included while traveling, but for specific reasons I believe that guns should only be stowed in your house and only allowed for personal protection.

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    • Connor from Colorado

      People are inclined to believe that carrying a firearm on an airplane would protect them yet they fail to realize that those who seek to hurt you could legally have these same guns on the plane, in order to protect ourselves no one whatsoever should be allowed the even thought of a gun on a plane.

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  • Noah from Kentucky

    No. Americans have never historically had the right to travel with their firearms, even while the country was in its infancy and the idea of a gun slinging cowboy was prevalent, citizens did not have the right to bring weapons into town. Someone might say that, “Just because it was illegal didn’t keep criminals from bringing guns into town”. But this idea does not match up with historical facts. The homicide rate in the Wild West is actually smaller than the homicide rates in more recent years. A large reason that the Wild West was actually so safe was the fact that many cities were firearm free zones.

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  • Natalie from Kentucky

    There are many downsides to conceal and carry especially across state borders. Sometimes this is the cause of a dangerous situation instead of preventing it. Since states have different laws regarding weapons, what kind you are allowed to own, and where you can have them, as well as conceal and carry laws. Traveling with guns creates more turmoil and dangerous situations and therefore should not be permitted.

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  • Madeline from Pennsylvania

    Even though the second amendment protects the possession of firearms, bringing one onto a plane has the potential to be dangerous. TSA would have to worry about the people who do bring firearms in an already stressful job to keep planes safe. Bringing a weapon can also stress out pilots and flight attendants. Airports are one of the most crowded places, where ever you go, so being able to carry a firearm into one legally could have the potential to increase terrorist attacks.

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    • Kylie from Colorado

      Although I believe Americans have the right to travel with firearms, I agree that they could pose a risk in airports, etc. What if there were restrictions, such as that you could not bring ammunition on a plane?

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      Although I believe Americans have the right to travel with firearms, I agree that they could pose a risk in airports, etc. What if there were restrict…

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  • Seren from Massachusetts

    American’s should not have a right to travel with their firearms. There’s simply no reason for it. It is dangerous because we don’t know what kinds of people they could be and they could be violent. Giving people guns and letting them take them anywhere is just dangerous.

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    American’s should not have a right to travel with their firearms. There’s simply no reason for it. It is dangerous because we don’t know what kinds of…

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    • Emmalee from Colorado

      I agree that allowing people to travel with fire arms is dangerous for many different reasons. I know it is a person’s second amendment right to bear arms, but carrying around a firearm in a public place when you do not know what they are capable of is dangerous.

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  • Lauren from Iowa

    While the second amendment guarantees that United States citizens have the right to bear arms and it is implied that they should be able to travel with them, the government’s obligation to protect public safety is more important. The term “travel” is applied loosely here and it is not specified by which means citizens are transporting firearms. This could include anything from flight to walking. In this case, public transportation and transportation in which an individual is near strangers will be referred to as “travel”. If Americans were allowed to use public transportation with firearms, not only would many others feel uneasy, but the armed individual would pose a threat to the safety of everyone else. Access to firearms has become increasingly dangerous within these areas due to the rise in the occurrence of mass shootings. Airports, for example, are an important part of travel and involve many people from across the world. Firearms would be extremely dangerous and difficult to contain in this setting. For instance, there was a mass shooting in the Fort Lauderdale Airport several years ago that could have been prevented if firearms were prohibited in public transportation areas. Firearms in public transportation areas also allow for the potential of terrorism and the hijacking of vehicles and airplanes. Although there is an argument that the second amendment secures all gun rights, the government actually has the jurisdiction to create and enforce all laws necessary to protect the people. This is stated under the necessary and proper clause of article 1, section 8 of the constitution. In other words, if there is a legitimate basis for outlawing firearms in and/or near public transportation, congress has the ability to do whatever necessary to protect both the government and the citizens. For these reasons, American citizens should not be allowed to travel with guns.

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  • David from Texas

    If your going across the ocean no because the USA has that right but maybe the place your going doesn’t

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  • Mary Kate from Massachusetts

    Many of the constitutional rights need to be updated, the 2nd Amendment included. If people are allowed to travel with firearms that is just asking for something bad to happen and goes against everything that we have tried to change since the 9/11 attacks. It makes no sense to not let illegal immigrants stay in the country but allow citizens to carry guns on planes.

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  • Brian from Massachusetts

    I think Americans shouldn’t be able to travel with a weapon because bringing a weapon on the plane because it brings fear to passengers. Not everyone who owns a gun has the right intention and sometimes they might be planning to do something bad, and no one could be safe.

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  • ben from Massachusetts

    I believe that people should have the right to bare arms but bringing them onto a plane is a whole other ball game. If someone were to have bad intentions and went onto a plane there’s nowhere for you or him to go once you’re up in the air. And if a bad guy has a gun and you don’t there’s a good chance you could get shot or be threaten to be shot. Just because it would be impossible to safeguard every flight I personally think it would do more harm then good if people were allowed to bring firearms or weapons on travel. Same with a train or a bus but to a lesser extent for both of those transportation options, for other reasons.

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  • Andre from Massachusetts

    Even though the 2nd Amendment says we have the right to do so I don’t we should. It’s very dangerous and very concerning for someone to have a gun with them. We don’t know who the person is and what they might do with their gun. I think it’s just bad idea to let the person come with a firearm. The only people that should be carrying firearms are security, the police, and the military when traveling.

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  • Camryn from Texas

    I think we need to know where guns are at all times and keeping guns in a city allows you to have your gun but we would also be able to know tat gun is with you in your city.

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  • Pamelaly from Massachusetts

    I think people should not have the right to travel with fire arms because some people abuse the use of fire arms that is how so many people get killed.Fire arms should not be allowed when traveling.

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  • Shannon from Massachusetts

    Although the Second Amendment states “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” traveling with firearms is dangerous and should not be allowed. Most that are in favor of the second amendment claim that their fire arms are for self defense but because traveling with firearms is not allowed, you should not need defend yourself. Americans should be allowed to own firearms, but not travel with them.

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  • Abigail from New York

    It is a fact that the Second Amendment states that Americans are able to carry firearms. However, the Constitution was written in a time where the militia may be called at any time. Nowadays, our Army is called and sent where they need to be, and most of the time you can volunteer yourself if you want to be included in that. There are different ways you can protect yourself than by carrying a deadly firearm. We have tools such as pepper spray, personal alarms, and others. Guns are used to kill, and I don’t believe all Americans need to be carrying them everywhere they go. There have been reported accidents of people sitting down and accidentally firing the weapon, and children getting ahold of the gun and hurting themselves and others. I believe is it acceptable to own a gun as long as it is locked away and in a safe place, but to have it on your person at all times is a bit extreme. There is no way someone can truly determine someone’s intentions when they’re purchasing a firearm, and there are many things that could go wrong very fast.

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  • DENISHA from Illinois

    I believe that it will be very dangerous to travel with a gun due to America has had a bad taste with gun violence

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  • Antonio from Louisiana

    The reason I chose NO is because the United States have enought problems with people useing firearms for wrong doing. There are other ways to protecting yourself and others, and using a firearm wouldn’t solve the problem. People die everyday from crashes, health problems, drugs, etc, firearms aren’t needed.

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  • Vianney from Nevada

    No i don’t think Americans should have the right to travel with their firearms even if the 2nd amendment gives us that right. I say no because there could be lot of risks is you’re traveling with it. Some states might not even allow guns in the first place. It can also be a safety hazard to travel with firearms.

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  • Michelle from Nevada

    Although the Second Amendment states that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” Americans should not have the right to travel with firearms. Many Americans legally own firearms for the use of protection. They own firearms to protect their family and themselves from being harmed. Firearms should be kept at home or in the car. If someone tries to harm you and your family at home or in your car, you will only be directly using your firearm to defend yourself against that person. However, if you travel in any form of public transportation, you have a greater chance of putting others in danger. Even if something occurs and you are trying to defend yourself, you may accidentally target the wrong person. As a result, the firearm is no longer being used as a weapon for defense but as a weapon for murder.

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  • Hugo from Nevada

    No, Americans do not need to carry any guns with them while traveling because it will most likely end up hurt someone accidentally if used in a place of public transportation. The TSA is there to make sure that no one carries any weapons with them so why bring more protection with you if everyone is already checked for weapons. If someone really wants to defend themselves, let them learn hand combat not how to take a life.

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  • Aldo from Nevada

    Although the 2nd Amendment says Americans have the right to own a firearm and travel with it there should be restrictions to keep catastrophes from occurring. There should be a much deeper back ground check for someone trying to buy a firearm specially since there has been a lot of school/public shootings happening. Someone going onto a plane with a gun will disturb other passengers and make them feel confortable.

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  • Asia from Connecticut

    I said no because their limitation to having a weapon when traveling with a firearm. Plus, with the consequence of wars that deals with soldiers that are children, bringing a firearm when you’re traveling can cause a rebellion between child labor and terrorism.

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  • andrea from Virginia

    NO, Americans should not be able to travel with firearms. Even though Americans are able to hold firearms with in certain states of U.S., doesn’t mean you can carrie firearms in other states. Although many people would argue for their second amendment right. But when they made the second amendment they didn’t expect to have all of these new types of firearms.

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  • Erin from Virginia

    In 1791, the Second Amendment was created at a time when the newly founded country was trying to build up from the Revolutionary War. The founding fathers created this amendment with the intention of protecting the citizens from any possible military threat, as they had been attacked by British soldiers before. Now, times have changed, and aspects of every day life have to be taken into account when “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” is debated. In this instance, I don’t think people should be allowed to carry a gun when they travel because of the threat it poses. Even if you are not planning on using your gun and only want to bring it for protection, accidents can happen. The gun could go off, and if, for example, you are on an airplane thousands of feet in the air, it can cause widespread panic in a confined space. This creates a dangerous environment that leads to dozens of people becoming injured when the gun was supposed to prevent that entirely. Also, the weapon can be misplaced or stolen and can fall into the hands of someone who would actively try to hurt others. Even the most responsible gun owner can make a mistake, and so by leaving your gun at home it eliminates that possibility all together.

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  • Citlalli from Nevada

    No, because if the people travel with firearms an are in an airplane with don’t know anything about the person to have firearms maybe is a person can want to do badly in other state o country so is not good to travel with a firearms

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  • Grace from Virginia

    I do not think Americans should have the right to travel with their firearm. I understand that in the 2nd Amendment it states that people have the right to keep and bear firearms without an affiliation to the military but I think in modern time guns have been used in ways to hurt others, like school and public shootings, and not as a mean to protect ones self. Giving an a person who possesses a gun to be able to travel around with it makes it more dangerous because that person would have the gun on them at all times. It doesn’t specifically state what form of travel and I believe that if you give someone the right to travel with a gun it could very easily be brought on a plane and that could end very badly. I think when the 2nd Amendment was written it was appropriate for that time but I don’t think it applies well to modern day life, especially traveling and bring a gun into a public places where, if used wrongly, could injury many people.

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    • Pennie from Colorado

      I agree with you, people should not be able to travel with firearms. It opens up more opportunities for people to be hurt, or hurt others. There are so many scenarios that we could not prepare for if people were able to travel with their firearms. I also agree that the second amendment was not written for modern times, and it does not strongly relate to the world now. I think it would benefit America to modernize gun laws.

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  • Cordell from Virginia

    I think that while firearms are a right, the licenses to them are doled out by state, meaning that every state may have stricter gun laws than others, so by their standard, carrying a firearm would be frowned upon. While at the same time, having to get a license to carry a firearm in any state that you travel through would be quite difficult so I can understand that. Traveling or not, people have the right to protect themselves. And creating a law that would hinder that would go against our 2nd Amendment right. Such a law would decrease the boundaries for American protection as opposed to the 2010 Supreme Court decision that allowed people to have guns at home.

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  • Seleste from Nevada

    American’s should not have the right to travel with their firearms even though the 2nd Amendment says we have the right to. Following the 9/11 attacks it proves that there is a flaw in this amendment. Bringing a fire arm to a plane causes there to be fear throughout the entire airplane and air port as well. Some may say that those who own a gun have gone through entire legal process of getting approved to get a gun, yet this doesn’t guarantee that the person is owning a gun for the right intentions.

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  • Natalie from Virginia

    American’s rights to bear arms is protected in The Constitution, but the Sovereignty of individual states have also been established. People of different states/cities need to respect and abide by any laws pertaining to the new area that they are travelling to. If federal firearm regulations were to be established, travelling would not create so many issues. But as thing stand right now, I believe that travelling with a firearm should require the firearm bearer to comply with all laws fo the states they travel through and the ultimate area in which they arrive.

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    • Maliah from Colorado

      I strongly agree with this point! We can’t have a free for all.

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  • Austin from Nevada

    Doing anything but owning a firearm and caring a firearm should be inconvenient, considering that they can easily be used to end one’s life with the pull of a trigger is already a high risk. Also considering that moving said firearm out of a city’s limits can also bring about that someone could then lose their firearm, if any altercation happens and someone is harmed then responding personnel could be put at risk and may end up harmed when responding to the situation. It is just too risky, however making it too inconvenient could also be dangerous but the risks previously stated are too high.

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  • Carley from Kentucky

    You don’t need to have them with you at that moment because of everyone’s safety something could happen, you can always just ship it later.

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  • Mark from Michigan

    The second amendment’s wording guarantees two main rights. First, the right keep and bear arms to defend oneself and secondly the right to use these arms if a government ever becomes tyrannical and violates the rights of its citizens. Under New York City’s new law both of these rights are not violated. This is seen in that the primary location where firearms can be used to defend and fight against a tyrannical government is in that person’s city of residence. While this country has recognized the importance of self-defense by means of firearms, this does not mean that a person is entitled to cross city boundaries with that firearm. In order for New York’s law to be validated, it must adhere to the Constitutional test of Strict Scrutiny. Essentially, New York’s gun law must meet an essential governmental interest, and the law must be narrowly tailored to that interest. Examing this law, the state has a compelling governmental interest in protecting the rights of its citizens while protecting the overall safety of its state. Furthermore, this law is narrowly tailored to that interest as it does not restrict the citizen’s rights to own weapons, but to transport them out of the city. Therefore, the New York Gun Law is a constitutional law that protects the citizen’s rights, not only to weapons, but also to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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  • Bella from Virginia

    It is currently not impossible for people to go across state borders with their firearms, although it can be more challenging especially depending on how strict each state is on gun laws. This, although complicated, is a good method to have in place. I answered no to this question because even though people are able to carry their guns across the borders does not mean that they have the right to do it, or that it is spoken about in the second amendment. So people do not have the right to travel with their firearms into states that will not allow it unless they have followed the correct safety precautions. “The right for people to bear arms shall not be infringed.” It is difficult to say that restricting the ability for people to carry guns across the border is not infringing their right to bear arms because it is limiting the people, however it is also difficult to say that these limitations are unjust which is what we need to take into consideration. Various states have stricter gun laws because of the danger guns pose in their state and to allow people to carry weapons through their borders does create a threat that they are trying to avoid. Among the states that have high restrictions on guns coming through their borders is Illinois, California and New York. Each with high crime rates and therefore more restrictions.

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    • Cassandra from Oregon

      I vote no because it holds a much greater risk for people who travel. If people wish to take their firearms with them when they travel there are alternatives to flying.

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  • emily from Virginia

    I believe that Americans should not have the right to travel with their arms. Firearms were given in our 2nd amendment in order to protect ourselves without military affiliation but if one needs to protect themselves while traveling it puts many others in potential danger which is already too much risk. Since every U.S. citizens has the right to bear arms, many gun problems have already risen due to school shootings but because the 2nd amendment is broad and was made during a time in which firearms were a necessary need for families and individuals, it is hard to apply this to our modern, more complicated time.

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  • Dowon from Virginia

    No, Americans should not be able to carry firearms while traveling outside of their territories. Although Americans are able to hold firearms within the U.S. , other countries might not allow firearms being carried around in public. If Americans hold firearms in prohibited areas, it is breaking the law of that area because your in their territory, and you have to abide by their rules. This is also because you are being welcomed under their territory. You are not privileged to be there, you chose to be there under their rules.

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  • Jennifer from Nevada

    no, it illegal ot bring firearms

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  • Margaret from Virginia

    Though many may argue for their second amendment right even when they travel. However do to the recent issues with airline security following the 9/11 attacks, I believe that we need to put the security of the whole above the individual “security” that a firearm provides.

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