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.
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.