Idaho moves to complete Constitutional Carry

26 Mar , 2016  

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On Thursday March 24, 2016, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed Constitutional Carry into law in Idaho.  Idaho had previously only required a permit within city limits, and this bill eliminates that requirement.  The bill had been passed by veto proof margins in both the state House (54-15) and Senate (27-8).  There are now 10 states that don’t require a permit to carry anywhere in their states and Montana, which has the old Idaho regulation requiring permits within city limits.  People can carry without a permit in Montana in 99.4% of the state.  Mississippi is different than the other states in that you can carry without a permit as long as the gun is not carried in a pocket or a concealed holster — people can carry in purses or fanny packs or some other carrying case.

In March this year, West Virginia also adopted Constitutional Carry.  You can now carry concealed without a permit in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana (99.4% of state), Mississippi, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.  Interestingly, these laws have frequently with very large legislative majorities in most states.


One Response

  1. Concerned says:

    Would be interesting to see crime stats in these states that have this type of legislation. Are they up? .. or down? .. compared to those states that DON”T have this type of rules / regulation as far as guns go.

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