Skip to comments.Wyoming is Fourth State to Adopt 'Constitutional Carry'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Things are gonna get real interesting...when one by one each state start passing “Constitutional Federal Government”....
Any rumors about GA?
Rat House, Rat Senate, Rat Governor - dont hold your breath.
My #11 misfired to CodeToad - meant for scott7278.
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...
It is quite inspiring to think that perhaps the founding fathers foresaw this. Are the citizens getting prepared for something to come?
Four down and only 53 more to go! LOL!
lol....and fittingly, 0bama’s home state will likely be the 57th to go.
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.
Those rules are worse than silly, especially the 1000 ft
free fire school zone.
You’re by no means alone in noticing that the Wisconsin GOP
legislators did nothing to remove RKBA infringements.
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.