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Wyoming is Fourth State to Adopt 'Constitutional Carry'
Outdoorlife.com ^ | 21 March, 2011 | John Haughey

Posted on 03/22/2011 7:34:32 PM PDT by marktwain

Wyoming became the fourth state to affirm the right of its citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a special government-issued license when the state's House of Representatives Wyoming approved a "Constitutional Carry" bill in a 48-8 vote several weeks ago, and Gov. Matt Mead signed it into law on March 3.

Wyoming joins Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont as states that have adopted Constitutional Carry. It goes into effect on July 1.

Similar proposals are being pondered in Colorado and Montana. In Colorado, House Bill 1205 would make it legal for people to carry a gun without a permit. The bill passed the Colorado House in early March in a 40-25 vote and was subsequently endorsed by the State Judiciary Committee in an 8-3 vote. It will soon go before the State Senate.

Meanwhile, there have also been significant developments in concealed carry legislation in other states.

In Oklahoma, voters could decide the future of Oklahoma's "open carry" gun legislation after the state's House Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a bill that would ask on a statewide ballot if citizens should be allowed to carry a gun, whether concealed or unconcealed, if they go through a state-sponsored concealed weapon program.

There are only eight states in the nation that don't allow open carry in some form or another. Of those eight, momentum within State Houses is building in six -- Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Florida -- to allow open carry. Only Illinois and New York remain defiant.

But that may be changing even in Illinois. A measure that would allow Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public places passed a house committee in early March, but it still has a long road ahead before it becomes law.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitutionalcarry; nh; wy
New Hampshire is likely to be the next state to pass Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin already has open carry, though with silly restrictions. You have to have the gun unloaded in a car, and in a case that is not on your person. You cannot have the gun within 1,000 feet of a school unless it is unloaded and encased. But still, Wisconsin has a strong open carry movement, and the state is going to get a much better carry legal environment in the next few months.
1 posted on 03/22/2011 7:34:36 PM PDT by marktwain
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I hope WI gets it right, and soon! They missed a perfect opportunity to pass Constitutional Carry when the fleebaggers were out of town. Can always follow up with some sort permitting law (phooey!) for reciprocity. You’re right about the goofy carry laws here. They need to get tossed out. The DNR is going to have fits. Oh, darn....
2 posted on 03/22/2011 7:42:08 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: marktwain

I know there’s much doom and gloom, especially with a communist in the White House, but could anyone have honestly predicted this 15-20 years ago? Liberty is coming IN SPITE of the national suicide liberals are attempting, as well as years of indoctrination.

The Founders knew what they were doing.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 7:43:39 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: marktwain

We’ve had Constitutional Carry in Arizona for three weeks short of a year now. And my goodness, no one has been walking around and shooting people accidentally.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 7:45:43 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: scott7278

This is awesome news. The states are reasserting
their God-given sovereignty. They sucked on the
Federal teat until they finally had to admit that
the milk is rancid and poisonous.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 7:48:15 PM PDT by WKTimpco (Traditional Values Counter Revolution)
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To: marktwain

Liberals HATE this sort of thing because it proves their stupid and childish ideas about things are completely wrong. They said if people could carry guns then there would be dead people everywhere, people shooting each other at traffic lights and in the malls.

Seems the States that have done this are doing just fine.


6 posted on 03/22/2011 7:48:31 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: scott7278

Even the expatriates over in the People’s Republic of Illinois are seeing hope that the Evil Empire in America (EEA) will fall, and the Constitution would be respected.


7 posted on 03/22/2011 7:48:59 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: marktwain
Looking forward to seeing a sea of green....


8 posted on 03/22/2011 7:49:19 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: marktwain

Things are gonna get real interesting...when one by one each state start passing “Constitutional Federal Government”....


9 posted on 03/22/2011 7:49:37 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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Any rumors about GA?


10 posted on 03/22/2011 7:51:56 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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Even the expatriates over in the People’s Republic of Illinois are seeing hope.....

Rat House, Rat Senate, Rat Governor - dont hold your breath.

11 posted on 03/22/2011 7:55:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: scott7278; CodeToad

My #11 misfired to CodeToad - meant for scott7278.


12 posted on 03/22/2011 7:57:34 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: marktwain

Woohoo!


13 posted on 03/22/2011 7:58:18 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: marktwain

Momentum is still building- the gaps are filling in!

Some supposed this was a short-lived “grass roots” movement that would extinguish itself like burning a leaf pile.

It’s more like a prairie fire being whipped up by a sustained wind...


14 posted on 03/22/2011 8:03:44 PM PDT by One Name
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It is quite inspiring to think that perhaps the founding fathers foresaw this. Are the citizens getting prepared for something to come?


15 posted on 03/22/2011 8:07:28 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Four down and only 53 more to go! LOL!


16 posted on 03/22/2011 8:10:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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lol....and fittingly, 0bama’s home state will likely be the 57th to go.


17 posted on 03/22/2011 8:12:26 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: marktwain

What I’d like to see is a list of States that have passed laws saying, “In a declared emergency, you can’t take the guns away from the population”.

I don’t want to have a repeat of NO during Katrina.


18 posted on 03/22/2011 9:12:00 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: marktwain

Those rules are worse than silly, especially the 1000 ft
free fire school zone.


19 posted on 03/23/2011 1:03:07 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: 50cal Smokepole

You’re by no means alone in noticing that the Wisconsin GOP
legislators did nothing to remove RKBA infringements.


20 posted on 03/23/2011 1:05:20 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: cycjec

They say that they are working on it. Their plate has been pretty full. We need to keep the heat on and their feet to the fire.


21 posted on 03/23/2011 6:25:11 PM PDT by marktwain
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