– UPDATED – Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun? – Carrying a concealed handgun in public is allowed in all 50 states with varying restrictions. Proponents of concealed carry say that it deters crime, is a right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment, and that responsible law-abiding citizens should be allowed to defend themselves with firearms. Opponents say that it increases gun crime, unintended gun injuries, and the chance of an argument becoming lethal, and that the 2nd Amendment has limits and does not mention concealed carry. Learn more about both sides at our updated website and decide for yourself.