Federal appellate courts and state high courts are split on whether the Second Amendment secures a right for law-abiding adults to carry guns outside the home, and not just possess them in the home. Several federal appellate courts have generally held that states may, if they want to, sharply limit such carrying (e.g., by giving licenses only to people that the police view as unusually vulnerable to attack). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Illinois Supreme Court, though, have held that the Second Amendment does generally entitle law-abiding adults to carry guns in most public places, though the government may require licensing and training, and regulate how guns are carried. The Florida Supreme Court has stated the same, and some other courts have opined on the matter as well.
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