Constitutional Carry

Texas Goes Constitutional Carry, makes 21 states

25 May , 2021  

By a 82 to 62 vote in the state House and a 17 to 13 vote in the state Senate, the Texas legislature has sent a Constitutional Carry bill to Governor Greg Abbott, who has promised to sign the bill.

The bill being sent to Abbott includes language that prohibits permitless carry for people convicted of certain misdemeanors in the past five years and increased penalties for felons who illegally carry a gun.

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Texas about to adopt Constitutional Carry

22 May , 2021  

Texas is about the 21st state that has Constitutional Carry.

Texas House, Senate strike compromise on bill legalizing permitless carry of handguns The agreement advances the legislation even closer to becoming law. Gov. Greg Abbott has said he will sign such a proposal.

The Texas House and Senate have reached a compromise on a bill to allow the permitless carrying of handguns, the top negotiators said Friday, moving it even closer to Gov. 

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Senators introduce the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

13 May , 2021  

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) have introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The bill would allow people from Constitutional Carry states to carry concealed handguns as they travel through other states as long as they obey those states rules regarding time, place, and manner of carrying.…

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Louisiana and Texas moving towards Constitutional Carry

7 May , 2021  

There appears to be a very good chance that there will be at least 22 Constitutional Carry states within the next month or so.

While Louisiana’s Democratic governor has promised to veto Constitutional Carry, both the state House (73 to 28) and Senate (27 to 11) have passed very similar versions of the bill with bipartisan, veto proof margins.…

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Constitutional Carry looks set to pass the Texas House

15 Apr , 2021  

By a 84 to 56 vote, the Texas House passed a Constitutional Carry bill on second reading. Eight Democrats voted for the bill and one Republican voted against it. The final vote will take place on Friday. If passed then passed by the state Senate, Texas would be the 21 state to adopt the law.…

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There are 20 Constitutional Carry States

3 Apr , 2021  

You will now be able to carry a concealed handgun from West Virginia to Idaho or from Arizona to Montana without a permit.

Iowa became the 19th state. In Iowa, the House vote was 60-37 and in the Senate it passed 31-17. In the House, all the Republicans and one Democrat voted for the bill, and in the Senate, it was a pure party line vote.…

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Testimony before the Texas House Homeland Security & Public Safety on Constitutional Carry

29 Mar , 2021   Video

Here is a video of Dr. John Lott’s testimony before the Texas House Homeland Security & Public Safety on March 25, 2021.

UPDATE: The Homeland Security & Public Safety passed two Constitutional Carry bills on pure party line 6-to-3 votes.


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Age Limits to Carry Concealed in Constitutional Carry States and Right-to-Carry States

12 Mar , 2021  

With a number of states adopting Constitutional Carry laws, one of the issues that is coming up is what should the age limit be for those who carry. Of the 18 Constitutional Carry states, twelve allow people to carry guns at 18 years of age. One other state allows carrying at age 19.…

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UPDATE: There are now 18 Constitutional Carry States, and there is a reasonable chance it will be 20 later this year

18 Feb , 2021  

On Friday, February 12th, Utah’s Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill making Constitutional Carry the law in Utah. On Thursday, February 18th, Governor Greg Gianforte’s first priority for this legislative session has been signing a Constitutional Carry/eliminating gun-free zone, and it is now on his desk.

That might not be all this year.…

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On Montana Talks: Discussing the Permitless Carry and Elimination of Gun-free Zone Bill before the Montana Senate

28 Jan , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Aaron Flint about HB 102, which would make the entire state permitless carry and eliminating many gun-free zones in the state. Montana Talks is heard across the state. The state Senate Judiciary Committee will be revoting on amendments to the bill on Friday, January 29, 2021.…