The right to carry firearms in each U.S. state
Illinois and Wisconsin are "no-issue" states : concealed carry is generally forbidden.
In 10 "may-issue" states, applicants must often present a reason for carrying a firearm to an issuing authority, who then decides (based on his/her discretion) if the applicant receives a permit. These are : Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Jersey and New York.
Percentage Owning a Firearm
In the same poll, gun owners stated they own firearms for the following reasons :
|Protection Against Crime||67%|