Polling suggests millennials are more liberal than earlier generations on many social issues except gun laws. Pollsters say they can’t explain this anomaly. Some millennials are surprised by it, too.
Legal guns are a reality for police, especially in states with open-carry or concealed-carry laws. But there’s no consistent guidance for either gun owners or police on how to react to such weapons.
The state passed a tough gun law in 2013, but the people “have repealed it on their own. They’re just ignoring the law,” says the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Alaska has one of the most liberal gun laws in the country. It’s one of four states that do not require a permit for carrying a concealed weapon.