Constitutional Carry

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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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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New Governors in Montana and Utah promise to sign permit less carry bills

13 Jan , 2021  

It looks very likely that there will be 18 Constitutional Carry states very soon. The new Montana and Utah Governors have promised to sign Constitutional Carry (in Montana “permitless carry”) and the Republican legislative majorities in both states look set to pass it. The Montana bill (HB 102) would also eliminate many gun-free zones in the state, such as college campuses.…


Tennessee House makes moves to Constitutional Carry and allow students to carry on college campuses

29 May , 2020  

The state House has previously been the hardest part of passing these bills so this is big news in Tennessee. The vote in the House occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

The GOP-led Tennessee House has advanced several proposals that would allow public college students with permits to carry concealed guns on campus and eliminate the requirement that residents obtain any permits to carry handguns, including for concealed weapons. 



Coronavirus: Some States have stopped issuing Concealed Handgun Permits

8 Apr , 2020  

In 16 Constitutional Carry states, you don’t need a permit to carry in the state, and in Montana, you don’t need a permit to carry in about 99.4% of the state. But in the rest of the country, you need a permit to carry concealed.

Partial list of states (We will update as we have time)

Georgia – “Probate courts across Georgia have been instructed to temporarily stop accepting applications for weapons carry licenses.”…

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

3 May , 2019  

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.…