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  • Oklahoma gov vetoes bill allowing adults to carry guns without a permit

    05/11/2018 9:08:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/18 | John Bowden
    Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would have allowed state residents to carry a firearm without a permit or training. "I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal," Fallin said in announcing her veto of Senate Bill 1212, which would have removed the requirement for Oklahoma residents to complete a training course and demonstrate competency with a firearm before carrying in public. The governor argued that the bill would have taken away the ability of the state's law enforcement personnel to...
  • Oklahoma Bill Introduced for Constitutional Carry

    03/03/2018 6:13:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 2951 has been introduced in the Oklahoma House. It is an interesting version of Constitutional Carry. The bill adds self-defense to the list of activities that are exceptions to the general prohibition on carrying weapons that exist in Oklahoma law. It includes knives as well as guns. From koco.com: Coody said House Bill 2951 is about law-abiding citizens protecting themselves in worst-case situations. The proposed legislation says anyone 21 or older, or at least 18 years old and a veteran or enlisted military member, would be able to carry a gun or rifle without a license. Here is the...
  • Constitutional Carry Re-Introduced In Indiana as HB1022

    01/26/2018 6:14:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Indiana Representative Jim Lucas has re-introduced a Constitutional Carry bill in the Indiana legislature.In 2017, Lucas lead the fight to bring Constitutional Carry to Indiana. He was heavily opposed by the Indiana Media. He fought back by proposing a bill to require professional journalists to be fingerprinted and submit an application to the state to be approved for a journalist license, in order to exercise their freedom of the press.It was a nice bit of satire, fighting back against an agenda driven media. While the Constitutional Carry bill did not pass, a non-scientific poll at wane.com showed 84 percent in...
  • Alabama Constitutional Carry on the Move

    01/20/2018 5:54:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Constitutional Carry is on the move in Alabama. Senate Bill 3 would eliminate the need for a carry permit for law-abiding adults.From dothanfirst.com: Senate bill 3, sponsored by senator Gerald Allen, would repeal the permit requirement for the carrying of firearms.It would allow any law-abiding adult who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Alabama without having to first obtain a permit to do so. The NRA-ILA confirms the essence of the bill. It does not eliminate the shall issue permit system that is now in place. Alabamians would still be able to obtain permits...
  • ND: Proper State Driver's License or Sanctioned ID equivalent to "Concealed Weapons License"

    12/19/2017 6:50:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    South Dakota passed Constitutional Carry in the 2017 Legislative session.  The legislation allowed people who had North Dakota drivers licenses or nondriver identification cards to carry concealed weapons, thus becoming a practical Constitutional Carry state.  However, another provision of North Dakota law prohibits most people from carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle. State legislators asked the Attorney General if the Constitutional Carry provision applied to carrying a loaded firearm in vehicles. He wrote an official opinion stating that it did so apply.  Here are the relevant conclusions.  From nd.gov: Thus, even though a concealed weapons license is no...
  • Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Coming Up for a Vote in Senate

    10/24/2017 6:58:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wisconsin Constitutional Carry or permitless carry bill is likely to come up for a vote in the Wisconsin Senate this month, according to the NRA-ILA. Critical legislation that will improve your ability to defend yourself may be voted on in the Wisconsin state Senate this month. Senate Bill 169 will allow for the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license anywhere in the state where an individual is legally allowed to be.  The bill moves the ball forward to make real what Wisconsin voted for in 1998, when they passed the Constitutional amendment noted above. Article...
  • Patrick Tomlinson: Constitutional carry comes for Wisconsin (barf alert)

    06/21/2017 6:15:10 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 21 june 2017 | Patrick Tomlinson
    I am a lifelong firearm enthusiast. I started shooting at 10 years old when my father got me a Crossman pump action air rifle with a four power Tasco scope. He was one of only three NRA training counselors in the state of Wisconsin for many years. I began shooting competitively through 4-H not long after, eventually shooting air rifle, air pistol, and shotgun trap through the program. After 4-H, I went on to shoot small-bore rifle in local competitions. Today, I own four firearms of various kinds, make time to shoot several thousand rounds per year, and am licensed...
  • Philadelphia Officer Shoots, Kills Dirt Bike Rider During Stop

    06/09/2017 6:22:26 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | 6-9-17 | Brian X. McCrone, Aundrea Cline-Thomas and Dan Stamm
    An armed man pulled over after riding a dirt bike in North Philadelphia was shot and killed by a police officer during a confrontation Thursday evening, officials said, with surveillance video showing the officer shot the man while he was running away. "It was a very violent encounter," Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. The explosive scene evolved around 6:40 p.m. on the 4100 block of Whitaker Avenue near the southern edge of the Feltonville neighborhood when an officer transporting people to the Special Victims Unit saw the dirt bike rider driving erratically and stopped to tell the man to stop,...
  • Michigan House passes bills allowing concealed pistol carry without a license

    06/07/2017 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 40 replies
    Mlive ^ | 6-7-2017 | Emily Lawler
    LANSING, MI -- Michiganders would no longer need a concealed pistol license to carry a concealed pistol under legislation approved by the Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday. House bills 4416 through 4419 strike the requirement that a Michigander have a license to carry a concealed weapons. People banned from possessing firearms would be banned from carrying them as well. The bills also reduce penalties for certain infractions relating to carrying a pistol without proper identification or disclosure as well. Rep. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, is a sponsor of one of the bills. She and other sponsors refer to the bills...
  • Wisconsin lawmakers debate permitless carry of concealed guns

    MADISON - People in Wisconsin would be able to carry concealed firearms without getting training or state permits, under a proposal debated by lawmakers Wednesday. The broad legislation would also allow some people to bring guns onto school grounds and lower the penalties on unauthorized people who are caught doing so. The bill by Sen. David Craig (R-Town of Vernon) and Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) goes beyond the state’s 2011 law, which allows concealed weapons but reserves them for trained and licensed residents. Instead, Senate Bill 169 would make Wisconsin a “constitutional carry” state where qualifying people could pack firearms...
  • Texas House Committee Passes Landmark Constitutional Carry Bill

    05/05/2017 1:55:51 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 30 replies
    The Orange Leader ^ | May 1, 2017 | Orange Leader
    House Bill 1911 passed with a vote of 6-2 in the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety, allowing for the carry of handguns without a permit. Often called “Constitutional carry”, permitless carry is one of the eight priorities outlined by the Republican Party of Texas and is currently legal in fourteen states... HB 1911 will now move to the Calendars Committee where it will await scheduling for debate on the floor of the Texas House. Text of the legislation along with a record of actions taken can be found at www.capitol.state.tx.us.
  • Constitutional Carry Still Has A Chance in South Carolina

    04/20/2017 5:00:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee.On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.  On Wednesday, April 5th, it passed the House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From thepostandcourier.com: COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow residents to carry a gun, openly or concealed, without getting a weapons permit.The controversial bill passed the chamber 64-46 after more than three...
  • Update on Constitutional Carry this Year, with good chances in at least three more states

    03/10/2017 8:58:59 PM PST · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 10, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After New Hampshire enacted Constitutional Carry, similar bills are still under consideration and a chance in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and South Carolina. The bill is still under consideration in South Dakota, but the governor in South Dakota has already indicated that he will veto the bill. As of right now, there is still a chance for 16 to 17 states having Constitutional Carry by the end of the year. Alabama: Will likely be voted on in the state Senate during the week of March 13th. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill, SB 24, with a 6-3 vote on March...
  • Constitutional Carry and Self Defense Law Reform to be heard Wednesday! (MN)

    03/05/2017 10:52:19 PM PST · by dustind · 5 replies
    NRA National Rifle Association ^ | 3-3-2017 | Bryan Strawser
    Two critical pieces of pro-gun rights legislation are coming up for a hearing in the House Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:15am: HF188: Constitutional Carry (also known as Permitless Carry) HF238: Defense of Person and Dwelling Act (also known in other states as "Stand your Ground") These are the two centerpieces of our 2017 legislative agenda --- and this year we have the best chance of passing them through the legislature because of the work that supporters like you did during the 2016 elections - by putting a pro-Second Amendment legislature in...
  • New Hampshire Enacts Constitutional Carry

    02/23/2017 5:41:00 AM PST · by jdege · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 23, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    New Hampshire Enacts Constitutional Carry Constitutional carry continues to grow in popularity among states New Hampshire became the latest state to adopt a permitless concealed gun carry policy on Wednesday. Governor Chris Sununu (R., N.H.) signed the legislation that allows anyone in New Hampshire to legally carry a gun so long as they are legally allowed to possess a gun. The measure removes the permitting process that had previously been required for gun carry.
  • Constitutional Carry Bill in Kentucky Pulled from Consideration

    02/10/2017 5:39:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 7 is the Constitutional/Permitless carry bill in the Kentucky legislature for 2017.  It was moved to the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection committee.  The NRA-ILA is reporting that the bill has been removed from Senate consideration.  Unfortunately, the constitutional/permitless carry legislation, Senate Bill 7, has been pulled from consideration in the Kentucky Senate. SB 7, as with all modern Constitutional carry bills, leaves the permit system in place.  People who value the permit for state to state reciprocity, or as an alternate to NICS checks, will be able to use it for those purposes. Kentucky is one...
  • ND: Chances for Constitutional Carry?

    02/05/2017 3:22:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    North Dakota is considering a permitless, or "Constitutional" carry bill. The sponsor is Representative Rick Becker (R-Bismarck).  The bill is HB 1169, and was heard in the House Energy & Natural Resources Committee. The vote in the committee is likely this week.  From Representative Becker's facebook page on January 26, 2017: We had a great hearing today for HB 1169, the constitutional carry bill. There were about 10 articulate, impassioned advocates speaking in favor, plus many more supporting in attendance. There were only 3 against, most of whom employed the oft-touted emotionalism that gun control advocates often do. Lawmakers,...
  • NH: Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Senate

    01/26/2017 5:53:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The New Hampshire legislature has passed permitless "Constitutional carry" both of the last two years. Both times the bill was vetoed by Democrat governor Maggie Hassan.  Now, early in the session, the New Hampshire Senate has passed SB 12-FN.  It had five Senators as sponsors, Senators Abard, Birdsell, Carson, Daniels, and Gannon.  It passed the Senate with a healthy 13 to 10 margin, defeating two attempts at amendment, on January 19, 2017. In 2016, the New Hampshire House passed the Constitutional carry bill 206 to 146. New Hampshire is bordered on the East by Maine and on the West...
  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Texas lawmaker pushing for Constitutional Carry

    01/04/2017 8:44:30 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | January 4, 2017 | FOX4News.com Staff
    DALLAS - A state lawmaker from Bedford wants to make it legal for all Texans to pack a pistol, with or without a permit... He has authored House Bill 375, or the Constitutional Carry bill, to give all Texans the right to openly carry a handgun... “Right now what HB 375 is looking to do is make the CHL program right now optional for folks. We don’t think that Texans should have to take a required class or pay a fee to exercise their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves,” Strickland said... Stickland said criminals by nature do not obey...