Skip to comments.Wyoming governor signs concealed gun bill
Posted on 03/03/2011 4:01:35 AM PST by marktwain
CHEYENNE Wyoming has become the fourth state to allow citizens to carry concealed guns without a permit.
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The gun industry has to be dragged, reluctantly and hesitantly, into supporting some efforts. They are pretty good when they are directly threatened, such as the bill to prevent frivilous lawsuits against them. Mostly, they do not want the publicity of being in the fight. I think that is bad policy on their part, but that is the way it is.
The idea that these grass roots directed battles to restore our Constitutional rights are pushed by the firearms industry to increase profits, is laughable to anyone who has actually been in the trenches. It is so far removed from reality that it fits the "big lie" category.
Now we have four states with Constitutional carry. I predicted that we would have at least five by the end of this year. Who will be next? New Hampshire? South Carolina? Kentucky? Wisconsin? Tennesee? Idaho? Utah? Maine?
The article does not mention the names of the other 3 states who allow concealed carry without a permit. They are Alaska, Vermont, and Arizona.
It sure as heck won’t be Nebraska.
I am seriously considering a move back to AZ.
It is truly wonderful how far we have come from the awful days of the 1970s, when it appeared that the RKBA was being crushed out of existence.
Now most states have "shall issue" concealed carry licenses, and in four states, we have achieved constitutional carry.
My ultimate dream is to pass a federal firearms freedom act, eliminating all federal firearms control and taxation:
Federal Firearms Freedom Act1) United States Code Title 18, Part I, Chapter 44 is hereby repealed in its entirety. 2) United States Code Title 26, Subtitle E, Chapter 53 is hereby repealed in its entirety.
The first part takes care of all of 922 and 923. The second part takes care of the Internal Revenue Code related to 922 and 923.
Colorado is on the way. Colorado HB1205 - passed out of committee a few days ago on an 8-3 vote.
VT, WY, AK, AZ. Great. That means that a whole 2.5% of the US population actually possess their full 2A rights.
EXCELLENT! I hope the trend for Constitutional Carry makes its way across the states. Amazing. I never thought we’d have 4.
Let's hear it.
What about Wisconsin?? - an island in the nation (along with Illinois).
Yep, I have said for quite a while “if we truely had the right to bear arms, I could own my own howitzer”. (guess I could if I made it inoperable.)
Very obvious pattern of growth. Thanks for graphics.
This should be an incentive for the Colorado Senate to pass it too.
The Colorado House already passed it.
Now if our Democrat governor Hickenlooper doesn’t fail us,
but we may have enough votes to override anyway.
That will happen here in Wisconsin before the end of the year. Have to get the budget fixed first.
I hope you are right.
Many people don’t remember this, but there was one other recent time when Republicans had majorities in the Legislature and a Republican governor. I believe it was 1994 with Thompson when they tried to pass CC and they couldn’t do it.
They do say "Alaska, Arizona and Vermont already don't require permits for carrying concealed guns."
However, they are not allowed to carry everywhere in the state, so even in some of those states, there are significant restrictions.
If Texas doesn’t join this list this year, there’s going to be some serious consequences to the RINO legislooters.
I find it refreshing news for a change. It may not seem like much, but then again, a few states could kick start the whole thing.
I think the gun grabbers are losing ground, even if a little.
It seems that before are tired victims, even on the left.
Be Ever Vigilant!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Buffalo, Wyoming is my choice for a summer home. I no longer have the frontier blood to do the winters there.
Remember that Ernie Chambers is no longer in the Legislature. He is the one and only reason that it took so long to get a concealed carry permit. Without him, the no-permit option might happen.
Constitutional carry is the law of the land....the courts have just not recognized it yet.
Your efforts have been noted by others, my FRiend. 'Preciate it!
Not quite. Though things are better in those states- and improving, there remain restrictions from the federal level that are onerous and unjust. That'll be a later step.
But as for those other states which refuse to show full faith and credit to our states' carry permits when we visit there? Why should we continue to recoignize their driver's licenses or automobile registration and license plates when they come to Wyoming. It's time to start arresting those folks and confiscating their vehicles....
Nor Montana, which is not only taclking open carry, but working on a few other items as well.
WI currently has no CCW provision at all. The legislature previously tried to pass CCW, but it was vetoed by the Dem governor.
With the Fleebaggers out of town, they can't pass licensed CCW, since that would require an appropriation for the record keeping. But they CAN pass Constitutional Carry without any need for the Dems.
Bingo! And they should do it. It would fire up their base, and some of those Union members who are Second Amendment Constitutionalists. They would be seen as heroic and courageous, and not without reason, given the thugish mobs around the Capitol.
God, even a despicable drug dealer or a nut case has the God-given Right to Self-Defense!
As I know from personal experience, “Those who shouldn’t have guns” include the Politically Incorrect and politically vocal persons pointing out corruption such as myself who the local Sheriff simply doesn’t like.
Why do they demand “Training?” From all my lifelong of experience, there are simply levels of deterrence, and most criminals never even get shot.
Wearing openly at times, is good. That saved me and my son’s life, one time. Simply drawing, and even that loud click of the hammer going back is quite another, and that was another time. Most self-defense actions take place in very close range, so why exact Police State Taxes and the like on, say, some little old lady from keeping a .38 in her purse?
The Police simply don’t like it because, otherwise, everyone has to “Call 911!” Keeping THEM in CONTROL - And increasing their own funding for nice, new, shiny cars and uniforms, and new radio gadgets, and status in the community. AND the adrenaline rush.
It’s a Power Trip, a very human trait, yet one the US Constitution was designed to guard against.
Know what “Police” also means? To “Clean up.”
In my younger years, the Police were called to clean up after whatever citizens had concluded their private business.
Now, they’re set out on Orwellian “Potential Mind Crimes that one might not even know one possesses the ability for...”
Felonies, once a rare charge, now will put you in prison, forever take away your political voice and your right to defend yourself, your family, home, religion, town... for so much as spitting on the sidewalk.
And the next CC state will be Colorado.
The militarization of the local Law Enforcement truly bothers me. I live in a town of 700 people and the local officer wears a black uniform. He is a couple of years younger than I am. My brother was briefly married to his sister. There is nothing threatening about him and he does a fine job of law enforcement. He is a good friend. None the less the culture has spilled over on him.
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