Howard has been an avid defender of the Second Amendment on his show. In June, he slammed Democrats for pushing gun control in the wake of the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack in Orlando.
The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege. – President-elect Donald Trump
“When you think about it, if somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner, let’s say in Massachusetts, why when he crosses the border is he suddenly an outlaw?”
Co-host Robin Quivers agreed, adding, “Each state has to declare — permit you to carry or not, and so as you go from state to state you are breaking the law if you continue to carry your gun. If it was national, you would just be able to carry in any state.”
“It makes total sense. I support that.”
Robin also pointed out that the majority of concealed carry licensees “are the most law-abiding people in the country.” She continued, “So why not give them the right to carry wherever they are?”
Stern argued that concealed carry permits should be similar to driver’s licenses.
“What if you got a license in Maryland,” he said, “and then every state you went to you had to get another license.”
“It doesn’t make any sense. It’s a total [expletive] on the Second Amendment,” he said.