9 states considering permitless concealed gun carry bills

Republican lawmakers in nine states are considering bills to change existing gun restrictions by letting people carry concealed weapons without requiring a permit.

Following the lead of 15 states that already allow concealed carry without a permit, legislation aiming to relax the rules has been introduced in Utah, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Alabama and Georgia, Fox News reported.

To obtain a concealed carry permit, most states mandate that individuals undergo background checks and weapons training, but pro-gun groups and lawmakers claim the requirements undermine Second Amendment rights.