Constitutional Carry

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.…

Constitutional Carry

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.…

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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. 

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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.…

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

29 Apr , 2019  

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

12 Mar , 2019  

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.…

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

28 Feb , 2019  

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.…

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

28 Feb , 2019   Video

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

1 Feb , 2019  

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.…