Constitutional carry, also known as permit-less carry or unrestricted carry, is a legal framework in some U.S. states that allows eligible individuals to carry concealed firearms in public without requiring them to obtain a concealed carry permit or license. The term “constitutional carry” is derived from the belief that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms without the need for government-issued permits or restrictions. Twenty seven states, as of this writing, had adopted Constitutional Carry, although in some of those states, it only applies to residents of that state, whereas most Constitutional Carry states allow anyone who is not prohibited to carry.