Poll: Constitutional rights a motivator to seek conceal and carry permit

This week ABC2 News asked readers and viewers why they would consider getting a conceal and carry permit.

Of the 310 people who cast their votes, 75% said they would consider seeking a conceal and carry gun permit because they feel it’s a constitutional right.

The second most popular answer saw 12 percent of voters considering such a permit for safety in the city.

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Another 9 percent cited home safety or security and another 3 percent said they’d consider one for work.

In Focus | An in depth look at why people were denied conceal-and-carry permits in Maryland. Thursday at 6

Just 1 percent of voters said they’d never consider such a permit.

In the last year, 2,095 people applied for Maryland conceal and carry permits , according to information released by the state police following a Maryland Public Information Act request from ABC2 News.

More than 220 of the applications were denied.

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