Posts in 'Constitutional Carry'

2017 is Best Chance Yet for Permitless “Constitutional” Carry in Indiana

Indiana has always been a good candidate for permitless carry. It was one of the first states to have a shall issue permit. That was because of a judicial ruling on the Indiana Constitution, not legislative action.

TX: Constitutional Carry Bill HB 375 Filed

“It’s time in Texas to restore our Second Amendment rights to their originally intended level,” said state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, a Fort Worth-area Republican who last year spearheaded the successful open-carry bill.

Silly Carry Permit Requirements

Carry permits do not have to be expensive and complex. The New Hampshire permit has been fairly easy to obtain for many years, if you already had a permit from your state of residence. During the last few months I have renewed a couple of carry permits. It is not intensely difficult, but when you have better things to do, it can be irritating.

One Week Since Trump Won…And With Him America

I think Trump will be good for America for a number of reasons, but when it comes to the 2nd Amendment, I truly believe that the election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton has all but saved it from extinction. Or rather, saved patriots from having to literally fight for the right.

Rhode Island Supreme Court Chides Police Chief for Failure to Issue Carry Permits

East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella is in trouble with the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. Again. He failed to issue licenses to carry handguns to three more applicants, without explaining any reason for doing so.

State Police Illegally Ties Drivers License To Carry Permits Violating the Law

State Police are actively breaking the law by having a persons LTCF disclosed to them whenever they pull over a driver. You see, a recent update to the NCIC was done that now couples the information. Only one problem…such a move is completely illegal.

Welcome To Constitutional Carry Missouri, Governor’s Veto OVERRIDDEN

Missouri becomes the 10th Constitutional Carry state in the nation, meaning that 20% of the states in America no longer require the extortion of money from and the hat in hand begging of citizens in order to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.

Idaho Set To Become 9th Constitutional Carry State

On the heels of West Virginia’s override of gun control Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of Constitutional Carry, the Idaho Senate has overwhelmingly passed their own permit-less carry bill by a vote of 27-8.

West Virginia Overrides Gun Control Governor’s Veto For BIG Win

The lawmakers of West Virginia stood their ground in the face of Gun Control Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto attempt to ground the 2nd Amendment under heel.

Constitutional Carry: New Hampshire Falters While Maine Rises

In an update from earlier articles I have written about the 2 New England states bucking the gun control trends from nearby states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, Maine and New Hampshire have both passed legislation allowing their citizens to fully exercise their right to keep and bear arms without the bureaucracy, cost, or invasion of privacy and human dignity that goes along with begging the government to do so. Unfortunately, New Hampshire’s leading mouth breather, Gov. Maggie Hassan has gone against the will of the legislature and the will of the people by vetoing the Constitutional Carry measure. Hassan gave the standard two faced talk from both sides of her mouth by stating that she supports the 2nd Amendment but by eliminating the need for people to beg the government to exercise their rights it would “compromise the public safety of our citizens.” No…the only thing it...

Maine Poised To Join States With Constitutional Carry

In big news the Maine Senate has passed legislation for Constitutional Carry by a vote of 21-14. In a surprising twist, the vote did not fall completely on party lines, as three Democrats voted in favor of liberty while 2 Republicans turned their back on the Constitution and on the rights of the people. The bill now heads to the state Legislature which is expected to pass it when it is taken up within the next couple of days. The bill, L.D. 652, will Maine the seventh state that allow individuals to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. It has 96 co-sponsors, more than half the members of the Legislature, and the blessing of some members of the Republican and Democratic leadership. It will also be the first New England state that passes constitutional carry.  Vermont doesn’t count because the Green Mountain State has ALWAYS respected the rights of...

The Constitutional Carry Tide Keeps Rolling

Despite one of the most anti gun Presidents in our history at the helm, more and more states are poised to do away with the permit system for its citizens to carry firearms.  Currently 10% of states have laws enacting Constitutional Carry; the carrying of firearms without first coming to the government, hat in hand to ASK if its ok. That number could more than double by the end of the year with states currently debating and others on the precipice of introducing legislation constitutional carry laws. From Godfather Politics: Just when Barack Obama and his liberal tyrant friends have been pushing so hard to enact stricter anti-gun and Second Amendment defying laws, some states are looking to pass laws that would not require a special permit to carry a concealed weapon. Currently, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont and Wyoming do not require any special permit to carry a concealed weapon....

Wyoming Moves To Ban Criminal Empowerment Areas aka “Gun Free Zones”

Between states like Indiana and New Hampshire pushing for Constitutional Carry and court victories in places like California that are making May-Issue states an endangered species, so far this is a good year for the 2nd Amendment and common sense. Common sense is poised for another big win as in Wyoming, a sensible thinking state rep by the name of Allen Jaggi introduced House Bill 114.  A bill which passed the Wyoming House of Representatives without any watering down amendments by an overwhelming vote of 42-17. What does HB 114 do?  It outlaws the state of Wyoming from enforcing the fatal fallacy of Gun Free Zones.  From the bill itself:  (a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the “Wyoming Repeal Gun Free Zones Act.” (b) Persons holding a valid concealed carry permit 2 issued by the state of Wyoming under W.S. 6-8-104(a)(ii)  may carry a concealed...

New Hampshire Seeks To Empower Citizens By Equal Firepower Measures

I am appreciating New Hampshire more and more as of late.  The Live Free Or Die state is really living up to its motto.  As you may have read about last week, NH is on the verge of becoming likes its neighbor Vermont and doing away with its firearm carrying licensing system to become a Constitutional Carry state. On the heels of that legislation is another bill, brought forth by State Representative J.H Hoell, that would bar the police from becoming a paramilitary force without consent of the people. The proposed legislation is now in committee. If it’s passed and signed into law by the governor, state and municipal agencies in New Hampshire will be barred from buying or even accepting free offers of “military style equipment” for police use, except with the approval of the assembled citizenry at a public town meeting. That prohibition would include not just MRAPS...

Live Free Or Die: New Hampshire On Verge Of Enacting Constitutional Carry

The Granite state is poised to crack under the pressure of inalienable rights as legislation has been introduced to make New Hampshire the seventh Constitutional Carry state in the nation. The legislation I refer to is Senate Bill 116 that was recently introduced by Republican Senators Jeb Bradley and David Boutin. The bill is rather direct and concise in its objective and intent. This bill: I. Increases the length of time for which a license to carry a pistol or revolver is valid. II. Allows a person to carry a loaded, concealed pistol or revolver without a license unless such person is otherwise prohibited by New Hampshire statute. III. Requires the director of the division of state police to negotiate and enter into agreements with other jurisdictions to recognize in those jurisdictions the validity of the license to carry issued in this state. IV. Repeals the requirement to obtain...

Indiana Takes First Step To Become Constitutional Carry State

Constitutional Carry is the precedent currently set in 5 states which dictates that a law abiding citizen needs no permission or permit from the government to exercise their God given right to keep and bear arms. Alaska, Wyoming, Vermont, Arizona and Arkansas may have a new state joining their ranks if State Rep. Jim Lucas of Indiana has anything to say about it. Lucas has introduced House Bill 1144 which would strike down the permitting scheme currently in place and would repeal whole chunks of the nearly 30 pages of laws dealing with carrying firearms. Most important among them is the “poll tax” that requires law abiding citizens to pay for the ability to exercise their rights.  Colloquially known as purchasing a carry permit. If this bill passes it will take effect on July 1, 2015. Lucas puts it rather succinctly as to whom this bill is directed at: “This...

2nd Amendment Infringements Endanger US Troops and Their Families

When you add up the number of military personnel, including National Guard, Reservists and the Coast Guard, the United States has about 2.2 million service members who have volunteered to put their lives on the lines to defend this nation of ours. Yet a great deal of these troops have been betrayed by their state governments and denied the protection that the 2nd Amendment enumerates.  Even by the MOST LIBERAL ANTI GUN interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, these 2.2 million people (if no one else) should not have their 2nd Amendment right infringed. If you are a service member in Vermont or Alaska or Arizona then you have nothing to worry about because your state recognizes the 2nd Amendment rights of all it’s citizens.  Yet if you live in New York, Maryland, San Francisco and other such dens of iniquity you are pretty much out of luck, just like...

Gun Grabber Heads Implode as DC Ban Ruled Unconstitutional – All law abiding can now carry

Shockingly over the weekend a Judge ruled that “the right to keep and bear arms” ACTUALLY included bearing arms. In Palmer v District of Columbia, Federal Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. ruled that the Second Amendment existed OUTSIDE a person’s home.  With a decision so obvious I do wonder why it took 5 years to issue this decision.   Perhaps the five year wait had to do with Judge Scullin delving DEEPLY into both Heller v DC and MacDonald v Chicago to issue this resounding and total conclusion:  “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.” That wording is important.  According to the correct ruling of Judge Scullin, the right to bear arms is just as paramount as the right to keep them....