South Carolina Becomes the 29th Constitutional Carry State, 46.8% of Americans now live in Constitutional Carry States, with 67.7% of the area

Mar 13, 2024 | Concealed Handgun Permits, Constitutional Carry

On March 7th, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed legislation making South Carolina the 29th state in the nation adopt Constitutional Carry. As of July 2024, there will be 29 Constitutional Carry states when Louisiana’s law goes into effect, covering 46.8% of Americans (157.6 million) and 67.7% of the country (2.57 million square miles). Our work on Constitutional Carry is available here. North Carolina is like to be the next state to adopt Constitutional Carry. If so, the percent of the population covered by these laws will cover over half the country (50.1%) with 69.2% of the area.