18 Jun , 2017

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UPDATED: 20 State Capitols Officially Allow (and at least 23 allow in practice) Some Form of Legal Firearm Carry

CPRC has found that there are 20 State Capitols in the U.S. which officially allow some form of legal firearm carry for either visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above. Some require the individual have a handgun carry permit before being allowed to enter the Capitol with a firearm. Here is the breakdown of those Capitols.  …

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23 Mar , 2017

Arkansas mandates that Public Universities. some bars, and government buildings allow permitted concealed handguns

Arkansas has become at least the 11th state that mandates that permitted guns can be carried on campus (Michigan requires that they be carried openly) and the 19th state that to allow them in state Capitols.

For campus carry, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) previously said eight states allowed this, but Michigan (it clearly allows people with a permit to carry guns on college campuses as long as they carry openly) and Tennessee that allows carrying by professors and staff.  …

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16 Feb , 2017

Wyoming looks likely to pass Campus Carry and allowing permitted concealed handguns in government meetings, including state legislators

On Wednesday the Wyoming Senate Judiciary Committee passed two bills: House Bill 136, which would allow concealed carry on college campuses, including athletic events, without prior approval from the college, and House Bill 137, which would allow concealed carry at any meeting of a government body on public property, including the state Legislature.  …

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14 Jan , 2017

CPRC in the Associated Press: “packing guns on statehouse grounds”

Despite us emphasizing the Associated Press reporter with how incredibly rare any problems were with carrying guns at legislatures and noting that not one had been harmed in those cases, the reporter focused the very rare, minor problems that have occurred.  The AP headline for the piece is “Gun-friendly statehouses see occasional reckless conduct.” Relying largely on our data on where guns are permitted on statehouse grounds, the reporter lists one accidental discharge and two cases where people have temporarily misplaced their guns.  …

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