Gun Control Laws, Open Carry

34 States allow Open Carry without a permit in all (33 states) or virtually all (Iowa) their state

9 Mar , 2021  

After many years with no real change in state laws on open carry, following the move to Constitutional Carry, there has been a significant increase in the number of states that allow open carry without a permit. Just in the last couple of years you have seen changes in states such as Oklahoma and Utah.…

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Retail Store Policies on allowing guns in stores

7 Sep , 2019  

Only one retailer bans guns in their stores. While a number don’t allow open carrying of guns, that is not the most important type of carrying of guns (see a piece we wrote earlier on open versus concealed carry).

Retailers with no gun restrictions

No. 16 TJX Companies ($29.59 billion)



CPRC in the Austin (Texas) Statesman: “Open Carry versus Campus Carry: what should be the priority”

12 Feb , 2015  

John Lott’s piece in the Austin (Texas) Statesman’s is as follows:

With well over 700,000 concealed handgun permit holders in Texas, there is a good chance that someone next you in a grocery store or restaurant is carrying a concealed handgun. But some are only satisfied if others actually know that they are carrying.  

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CPRC at Fox News: Media feeding frenzy over open carry guns in restaurants much ado about nothing

3 Jun , 2014  

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

The NRA’s strong statement reprimanding a few people for carrying long guns into restaurants was bound to get media attention. Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and much of the media quickly jumped in and described various restaurants as “asking customers to leave their guns at home.” 

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