3 May , 2019

Bill to let people carry without a permit during disasters overwhelmingly passes Texas state House

Republicans hold a somewhat narrow a 83-to-67 seat majority in the Texas state House, but a bill to let people carry concealed handguns without a permit during state-declared disasters passed by an overwhelming 102 to 29 vote. For 7 days after the disaster is declared, people are allowed to carry while evacuating or re-entering the disaster area.…

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29 Apr , 2019

Indiana becomes 17th state that doesn’t require a fee or training to carry a concealed handgun

In addition to the sixteen Constitutional Carry states, Indiana has become the 17th state that doesn’t require a fee or training to get a concealed handgun permit. The Constitutional Carry states don’t require a permit as long as you are within their state, but you have to get a permit to carry outside of your state.…

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12 Mar , 2019

Kentucky becomes 17th state that allows concealed carry without a permit in all or virtually all the state

Yesterday Kentucky become the 17th state that allows people to carry concealed without a permit in all or virtually all the state. There are 16 states where no permit is required and Montana where a permit isn’t required in 99.4% of the state. As of 2018, over 11.38% of the adults in Kentucky had a concealed handgun permit.…

28 Feb , 2019

Oklahoma becomes 16th state that allows concealed carry without a permit in all or virtually all the state

Oklahoma has become the 16th state that allows people to carry concealed without a permit in all or virtually all the state. There are 15 states where no permit is required and Montana where a permit isn’t required in 99.4% of the state. As of 2018, over 10.21% of the adults in Oklahoma had a concealed handgun permit.…

28 Feb , 2019

Dr. Lott testifies before Kentucky House Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Carry

Dr. John Lott testifies before the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee regarding Constitutional Carry. Dr. Lott was the first speaker on the bill. He was invited by Representative Savannah Maddox, the sponsor of the bill and a member of the Judiciary Committee. The vote on the bill was 12 for – 8 against – 3 abstain.…

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1 Feb , 2019

South Dakota becomes 15th state that allows concealed carry without a permit in all or virtually all the state

South Dakota has become the 15th state that allows people to carry concealed without a permit in all or virtually all the state. There are 14 states where no permit is required and Montana where a permit isn’t required in 99.4% of the state. As of 2018, over 17% of the adults in South Dakota had a concealed handgun permit.…

26 Nov , 2018

Oklahoma and South Dakota look likely to adopt Constitutional Carry this coming year

Fourteen states allow people to carry a permitted concealed handgun in all or virtually all of their state. This last year legislatures in both Oklahoma and South Dakota passed Constitutional Carry bills only to have the legislation killed by the Republican governors. But Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt and South Dakota Gov.-elect Kristi Noem both supported Constitutional Carry during their campaigns this year.…

26 Mar , 2017

North Dakota 14th State that allows carrying without a permit — Now covers 40% of entire US territory

On Friday, North Dakota’s Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation making their state the 14th that allows carrying without a concealed handgun permit.  The bill had passed the legislature with overwhelming majorities (34 to 13 in the state Senate and 83 to 9 in the state House).  North Dakota thus joined New Hampshire in passing Constitutional Carry this year, though it seems unlikely that any more states will pass these laws during the current sessions.…

10 Mar , 2017

Update on Constitutional Carry Bills becoming Law this Year, with good chances in at least three more states

After New Hampshire enacted Constitutional Carry, similar bills are still under consideration and a chance in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and South Carolina.  The bill is still under consideration in South Dakota, but the governor in South Dakota has already indicated that he will veto the bill.  As of right now, there is still a chance for 16 to 17 states having Constitutional Carry by the end of the year.…

14 Jan , 2017

After this year, there will likely be 16 or 17 States that allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit: Constitutional Carry

With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states.  This includes Montana that allows people to carry without a permit in about 99.4% of the state.    And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws.  …