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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Stops Initiative Designed to Kill Constitutional Carry

    07/03/2020 7:51:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 23 June, 2020, the Oklahoma Supreme Court dealt another blow to the efforts by  Democrat Jason Lowe and others to kill Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma. Constitutional Carry is the right to carry a loaded handgun in most public spaces, concealed or openly. It is the state of law that existed when the Constitution was written and when the Bill of Rights was ratified.On 27 February, 2019 Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed HB 2597 into law. Oklahoma became the 15th member of the Constitutional Carry club.The bill had become very popular in the legislature. It had passed with veto-proof majorities...
  • Governor Little Signs Bill to Improve Constitutional Carry in Idaho

    04/01/2020 5:15:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 30 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 25 March, 2020, Governor Little signed HB 516, the Idaho bill which improved Constitutional Carry in the state. It passed the Senate 27 to 5, on 18 March, with three absent and excused. The five Senators who voted against it were: Buckner-Webb, Burgoyne, Nelson, Nye, and Ward-Engelking.The bill passed the House 56 to 14 on the 27th of February. The 14 representatives who voted against it were:  Anderson, Berch, Chew, Davis, Ellis, Gannon, Green, Mason, McCrostie, Necochea, Rubel, Smith, Toone, and Wintrow.Idaho was one of three states which had a peculiar twist to their Constitutional Carry law: It only...
  • Constitutional Carry in Play 2020, Tennessee and Louisiana

    03/05/2020 4:32:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 3 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from gun-nuttery, cropped by Dean Weingarten Constitutional Carry continues to gain members. One to three states are likely to pass new laws in 2020.Constitutional Carry is the return to a close approximation of the state of law in the United States when the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791.  At that time there were no permits required to carry weapons in public places, either openly or concealed. Concealed weapons were common and popular. Examples are knives, sword canes, and Queen Anne's or “muff” pistols. This state of law persisted in the United States for 30 years, until nearly...
  • Constitutional Carry Being Stopped by FUDDS in Tennessee: And They Are REALLY Pis&%$# Me OFF!

    03/04/2020 6:56:50 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 4, 2020 | Reid Henrichs
    In this informative video, Reid Henrichs of Valor Ridge discusses "instructors" who compromise on the Bill of Rights and their descent into irrelevancy. If they have a problem with me or what I say in this video, they are more than welcome to come to Valor Ridge and meet me and I can show them just how incompetent, unskilled, and ignorant they are when it comes to firearms via some simple marksmanship tests and tasks. But I doubt they have the courage or motivation to truly see what they really are. 5 minute video
  • Tennessee Governor Lee Promotes Constitutional Carry Bill in 2020

    03/03/2020 3:37:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 27 February, 2020, at 1 p.m., Governor Bill Lee announced he is proposing Constitutional Carry for Tennessee in 2020. Tennessee has been a prime candidate to join the growing number of states with Constitutional Carry. Currently 16 states have Constitutional Carry of varying degrees. Constitutional Carry is an approximation of the state of law and the Second Amendment at the time of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791. At that time there were no laws restricting the carry of weapons, openly or concealed.Concealed weapons were common in the early republic, from knives and sword canes to...
  • Tennessee Governor Launches Push For Constitutional Carry

    02/28/2020 4:02:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2020 | Chis Eger
    “The Second Amendment is clear and concise and secures the freedoms of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms,” said Gov. Bill Lee, announcing legislation for constitutional carry in the state. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday went public with his plans to bring a constitutional carry law to the Volunteer State. The proposal would recognize the right for those 21 or older in Tennessee to carry a handgun without a permit except for currently restricted areas. The move has the backing of Lt. Governor Randy McNally, state Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, and state House Majority Leader...
  • Walmart Shooting Stopped by Armed Citizen in Oklahoma, days after Constitutional Carry Restored

    11/24/2019 5:09:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 24 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from ABC, text and green added by Dean Weingarten Link to video On Monday, 18 November, 2019, at about 9 a.m., a man, confirmed as Yayo Varela, Jr. killed two people in the Walmat Parking lot in Duncan, Oklahoma. A witness at the Walmart double murder in Duncan, confirms the murderer was stopped by an armed citizen.  The murderer killed a man and a woman in a parked red sedan in the parking lot. The woman is reported to have worked in the Walmart in question. A witness told ABC news:   "He told him to stop, then...
  • Oklahoma Judge Denies Desperate Injunction against Constitutional Carry

    11/04/2019 7:21:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 Novemeber, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma Judge Denies Desperate Injunction against Constitutional Carry Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, 1 November, 2019, Constitutional Carry is scheduled to be restored in Oklahoma. The latest desperate attempt to stop the restoration was blocked by an Oklahoma District judge. The plaintiffs had asked for a temporary injunction against the law. From oag.ok.gov: Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews’ ruling that denied the plaintiffs request for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented the constitutional carry law from going into effect on Nov. 1.The law will now take effect Friday, despite...
  • Michigan Constitutional Carry Bill Advances

    10/24/2019 2:41:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 24, 2019 | Chris Eger
    “This legislation simply allows law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” said the bill’s sponsor. “Protecting yourself should not be a criminal activity.” (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)A Michigan bill that would drop the need to get a special license or permit to legally carry a concealed firearm passed a key committee vote this week. State House Bill 4770 passed out of the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. The measure makes a host of changes to Michigan’s weapon laws, the most polarizing of which is to repeal the requirement to have a license to carry a concealed...
  • Oklahoma Representative Files Lawsuit Against Constitutional Carry

    10/14/2019 5:16:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Constitutional Carry Coming Soon U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On 7 October, 2019, Representative Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma. The law is scheduled to go into effect on 1 November, 2019.  He and four other plaintiffs have asked for an injunction to stop the law from going into effect while their case is litigated. From koco.com: The law will allow most people in Oklahoma 21 and older to carry a gun without a permit.On Monday, state Rep. Jason Lowe filed a lawsuit at the Oklahoma County District Court, asking for a judge...
  • Effort to Stop Constitutional Carry in OK Lacks Signatures; Official Count Pending

    09/13/2019 7:22:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma passed Constitutional Carry in December of 2018. The law was vetoed by Governor Mary Fallin. The legislature passed the bill again, in 2019. The statute was signed into law on 27 February, 2019, by Governor Kevin Stitt. The law restores the right to carry arms in most public places, openly or concealed, without a government permit. It is essentially what the state of law was in 1789, when the Constitution was ratified, and the modern United States came into existence. The Oklahoma legislature adjourned on 24 May, 2019. According to Ballotpedia, a referendum, called a veto referendum, could...
  • Top Three Rated “Safe States” are Constitutional Carry States

    09/11/2019 5:52:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- US News and World Report rates the states for public safety. The rating takes both property crime and violent crime into account. The ratings use the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data from 2017 for the article this year, as the latest data available. The top three states for public safety this year are Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. All three are Constitutional Carry states, which means no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in most public places, openly, or concealed. That was the state of the law in the nation when the Constitution was ratified...
  • Bill for Constitutional Carry During Disasters Goes to Governor Abbott

    06/04/2019 2:03:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 29 May 2019, H.B. 1177 was sent to Governor Abbott.  The bill will make Constitutional Carry legal in Texas, during evacuations when a “state of disaster” is declared and for 168 hours (one week) after the state of disaster declaration. The law is another incremental step moving toward Constitutional Carry in Texas. It makes perfect sense when taken in the context of the Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. In the basic understanding of the...
  • Idaho Governor Signs Constitutional Carry for 18 to 20 Year-Old Adults

    04/11/2019 4:23:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 April, 2019, Governor Brad Little signed H 206 into law.  The bill restores Constitutional Carry for adults aged 18-20 carrying concealed guns in the incorporated areas of the State of Idaho. The bill, now law, becomes effective as of 1 July, 2019. Idaho became a member of the Constitutional Carry club in 2016. Governor “Butch” Otter signed that law on March 26 of that year.The new law is a small, incremental change that is mostly symbolic. Idaho has been a mostly Constitutional Carry state for most of the last 100 years.  There were restrictions that most people...
  • Kentucky Governor Bevin Signs Law Restoring Constitutional Carry

    03/14/2019 6:39:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Monday, 11 March 2019. Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky restored Constitutional Carry to the State of Kentucky. From wkyt.com: Bevin signed Senate Bill 150 into law Monday. It allows Kentuckians 21 and older who can lawfully possess a firearm to be able to conceal it without a permit. Governor Bevin explained the law does not create a right, it only reaffirms the Constitution. From oann.com: The governor emphasized the measure doesn’t grant the right to carry a gun, but instead he explained it reaffirms the constitution. “This is a bill that recognizes as part of Kentucky law, once it...
  • Constitutional Carry Passes the Kentucky House

    03/06/2019 4:56:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, 1 March 2019, Constitutional Carry, SB 150, passed the Kentucky House with a vote of 60-37.  On 14 February, two weeks earlier, SB 150 passed the full Kentucky Senate, 29-8. The bill was watched intently by Second Amendment supporters.  It passed the House just before 1 p.m.Gutshot II, a long-term, vigorous contributor to OpenCarry.org, was in the gallery of the House of Representatives in Kentucky when SB150 passed. From opencarry.org: Gutshot II: I am sitting in the gallery of the House Chamber now. They will start soon. garyh9900: The bill has passed and is being sent to the...
  • South Dakota Passes Constitutional Carry, New Governor Noem Signs Bill

    02/06/2019 7:15:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 31, 2019, Governor Kristi Noem signed her first bill into law. The bill was SB47, South Dakota Constitutional Carry. From sd.gov: Governor Kristi Noem today signed her first bill into law. SB47, which Noem signed today, will further protect the Second Amendment rights of South Dakotans by allowing constitutional carry. The bill will go into effect July 1, 2019.“More than 230 years ago, the Founding Fathers of our country penned the Constitution that has since laid the framework for centuries of policies. They so firmly believed in the importance of the freedom to bear arms that they...
  • South Dakota Passes Constitutional Carry

    02/01/2019 8:29:28 PM PST · by jdege · 16 replies
    WikiMedia ^ | 2/1/2019 | Jeffrey C Dege
  • South Dakota legislature votes to allow concealed handguns without a permit

    01/29/2019 7:25:36 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/29/19 | Morgan Gstalter
    The South Dakota legislature has passed a bill allowing residents to carry concealed handguns without a permit, sending the measure to Gov. Kristi Noem (R) for a signature. The state House passed the Senate legislation in a 47-23 vote on Tuesday to allow for the so-called “constitutional carry,” The Argus Leader reported. Noem has vocalized support for the measure before but said she will consider the language in the bill before signing it into law. "We are pleased to see constitutional carry pass the state Senate and House of Representatives. Hopefully Gov. Noem will see the benefit in providing law-abiding...
  • Constitutional Carry on the March in Oklahoma with New Governor

    12/20/2018 8:44:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Support Constitutional Carry On 25 April 2018, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry by a vote of 59-28. The bill had passed the Senate unanimously on March 6th, 2018.  Constitutional Carry was part a bill removing wildlife refuges as gun free zones. The amendment process allowed the bill to bypass Senate committees that had blocked Constitutional Carry in the past. On 2 May 2018, the Oklahoma Senate passed Constitutional Carry again.  The popular bill had passed both the House and the Senate by veto-proof margins. It passed the Senate on a 33-8 vote.On 11 May of 2018, Governor...