Some conservative lawmakers are working to roll back restrictions on the Second Amendment.
They want to stop the government from imposing burdensome requirements for citizens to obtain firearms or concealed-carry permits.
Gun control advocates, on the other hand, are shifting their focus to voters as opposed to politicians.
Alicia Acuna reported on “America’s Newsroom” that when Republicans picked up multiple seats in Congress and state houses nationwide in the midterm election, groups like the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation saw an opportunity to push for looser gun restrictions.
“We’re seeing lots of pro-gun legislation moving through various state houses across the country, from coast to coast,” Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, said.
Acuna reported that a priority for pro-gun groups is concealed-carry.
“Kansas’s governor just signed a law to carry [concealed weapons] without a permit,” Acuna said. “Nearly 20 states have similar legislation in the works.”
Meanwhile, advocates for stricter gun laws are targeting several states, such as Oregon, Nevada and Arizona, for gun control measures on upcoming ballots.
“The Second Amendment Foundation calls that ‘buying ballot measures,'” Acuna said. “Their opposition wholeheartedly disagrees.”
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