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  • 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...
  • New Study Shows no Relationship Between CCW, Homicide or Violent Crime

    12/17/2018 6:30:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A new study of violent crime and concealed carry law found no correlation between them. The study compared homicide and violent crime at the state level with changes in concealed carry law over a 30 year period, from 1986 to 2015. During this period there where large changes in the laws regulating the carry of concealed weapons. From the study: Results During the study period, all states moved to adopt some form of concealed-carry legislation, with a trend toward less restrictive legislation. After adjusting for state and year, there was no significant association between shifts from restrictive to nonrestrictive...
  • South Dakota expects Constitutional Carry with Governor Elect Kristi Noem

    12/01/2018 7:55:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    South Dakota is a deep red state. It should have passed Constitutional Carry years ago. Constitutional Carry is a reform of gun laws restrictions to approximate the restrictions in place when the Bill of Rights was adopted in 1791. Actually, it did. More than once. But Republican governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed a Constitutional Carry bill on March 17, 2017.  This wasn't the first time.  It was a long-standing performance. Governor Daugaard vetoed his first Constitutional Carry bill in 2012.  In between, Daugaard was certain to lobby against Constitutional carry and get it killed with legislative maneuvers.A Governor does not...
  • 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,...