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.…

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.  …

19 Dec , 2016

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Concealed Carry Permit Holders Getting Training Even When It Isn’t Required

While adopting Constitutional Carry in Idaho means that training is no longer mandated by state law, the Idaho Statesman has some interviews that show that even people who are carrying without a permit still feel the need to get training.  However, the benefit of not having the formal regulations on training means that the cost of training has probably gone down, and it can be done when it is most convenient.  …

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15 Sep , 2016

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Missouri becomes 12th state allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit

After a 24-6 veto override vote in the state Senate and a 112-41 vote in the state House, Missouri joins Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana (99.4% of state), Mississippi, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.  Yet, because of Federal regulations, Constitutional carry is more limited than most people think.

Bloomberg’s gun control groups unsuccessfully made a full court press on this issue to try flipping the votes of a couple vulnerable members of the state Senate, spending large amounts of money on advertising and polling.…

30 Mar , 2016

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The Very Real Limits on Constitutional Carry: The Problem with Gun-Free School Zones

We have recently noted that with new laws being passed in West Virginia and Idaho it is possible to carry concealed handguns in 10 states without a permit (in addition, in Montana you can do that outside of city limits). But Federal law clearly hasn’t caught up with the Constitutional Carry movement.  …