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Texas Senate Committee Recommends Passage of Constitutional Carry

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-  Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s efforts resulted in the creation of the Senate Special Committee on Constitutional Issues. The committee hearing started at 9 a.m on 29 April 2021. Lt. Governor Patrick and other Republicans were and are receiving intense pressure to pass Constitutional Carry. It was listed as one of the top eight priorities in the Texas Republican Party Platform and by Republican Chairman Allan West. While Lt. Governor Dan Patrick worked to set up the spec...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Republican, Hawthorn, Association, Abbott, Hunt, Nra, Patrick, Rachel, Harris County, LTC, Texas Senate


Louisiana Governor Threatens Veto, Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

Louisiana Senate passed constitutional carry yesterday. IMG NRA-iLA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has said he will veto any Constitutional carry bill that arrives on his desk. From apnews.com: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated Thursday that he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk. On 27 April 2021, the Lou...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, United States, Tennessee, House, Arizona, Louisiana, South Carolina, Abbott, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Louisiana House, Louisiana Senate, Oil City


SC: Open Carry Recalled from Judiciary; Full Senate Debate to Come

SC: Open Carry Recalled from Judiciary; Full Senate Debate to Come, iStock-884217816 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 27 April, 2021, the Senate Judiciary subcommittee failed to vote on Open Carry with Training, HB3094. An activist had written, in 2018, the Judiciary committee is where gun reform bills go to die. He seemed to be prescient, from long experience. Then the unexpected happened. The Senate voted to recall HB3094 from the Judiciary committee. A recall vote for a bill is not common, bu...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, United States, House, Arizona, Louisiana, Biden, Open Carry, South Carolina, Rice, Martin, Henry McMaster, Larry Martin, South Carolina House


2A Incrementalism vs All or Nothing: Restoring Second Amendment Rights

Dean Weingarten on the steps of the Supreme Court. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- This correspondent has been involved in the struggle to restore Second Amendment rights for more than 50 years. For much of that period, many of those who wanted the Second Amendment to be honored in the United States asked a simple question: Why doesn’t the NRA[or any other pro 2A group] bring a case to the Supreme Court? The assumption was the Supreme Court would rule in favor of the clear “shall not be infringed” ...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Supreme Court, Montana, US, Department Of Defense, Reagan, History, United States, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Fdr, Kennedy, Second Amendment


SC: Luke Rankin Schedules Senate Hearing for Open Carry with Training

City of Austin Taken to Court for Violating Texas Law on Carry Rights SC: Luke Rankin Schedules Senate Subcommittee Hearing for Open Carry with Training U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A breakthrough may be happening in South Carolina’s move to incrementally restore Second Amendment rights. In past history, some Second Amendment supporters have seen the Senate Judiciary Committee as the place where the Senate leadership places bills to restore Second Amendment rights to die. The mechanism is simple....
Tags: Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Bill, Open Carry, Young, South Carolina, Rice, Martin, Senate Judiciary Committee, Malloy, Rankin, Larry Martin, Judiciary Committee, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee


Montana: Governor Signs Second Amendment State Sanctuary & Constitutional Carry Bills

Montana: Governor Signs Second Amendment State Sanctuary & Constitutional Carry Bills Montana –  -(AmmoLand.com)- Now that Governor Gianforte has signed the full Constitutional Carry bill (HB 102) and Second Amendment  Sanctuary bill (H B 2 58) , that makes, by my count, 70 pro-gun bills that Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) has gotten through the Montana Legislature and enacted into law. This does not include bills vetoed by various governors or that otherwise failed in the pro...
Tags: Guns, Montana, Best, Alaska, Nra, Legislature, Gianforte, MSSA, Montana Legislature, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry, Gary Marbut, Montana Shooting Sports Association, Montana Shooting Sports Association MSSA, About Montana Shooting Sports Association, Second Amendment Sanctuary


Louisiana Considers Constitutional Carry in 2021, SB118 Passes Senate Committee

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Louisiana is in play to pass a Constitutional Carry bill in 2021. SB 118 has passed a crucial Senate Committee. It is scheduled to go to the floor of the Senate on 21 April 2021. It seems likely to pass the Senate. Senate Bill 118 requires the person who would carry without a permit to be 21 years old, or older. It requires a person who is approached by a law enforcement officer to disclose they are carrying a concealed weapon. It prohibits the carrier from being unde...
Tags: Guns, Republicans, Senate, Department Of Defense, House, Arizona, Bill, Louisiana, Biden, John Bel Edwards, House Committee, Senate Committee, McCormick, Terrell, Oil City, Senate Senate


South Carolina Constitutional and Open Carry Bills in hands of Luke Rankin in Senate

South Carolina Constitutional and Open Carry Bills in hands of Luke Rankin in Senate, iStock-884217816 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In South Carolina, both licensed open Carry and Constitutional Carry bills (H3094 and H3096) have passed the House and are sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee, waiting to be scheduled for a vote. One Second Amendment activist, James Moffitt wrote, on 24 March, about the Senate Judiciary Committee: This is typically where most 2A friendly bills go to die. Everyo...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Georgia, Department Of Defense, House, Arizona, Republican, Biden, North Carolina, Open Carry, South Carolina, Jones, Senate Judiciary Committee, Rankin, Stewart Jones


Mandatory Firearms Training for a Constitutional Right!? ~ VIDEO

Mandatory Firearms Training for a Constitutional Right!? ~ VIDEO Texas – -(AmmoLand.com)- The constitutional carry vote in Texas has ignited a conversation about the possible value of government-mandating firearms training in the gun community. While most gun rights advocates would be in lockstep agreement that mandatory training to exercise any gun right is an unconstitutional infringement, many gun owners and even some professional instructors feel that the benefits of mandatory training ou...
Tags: Texas, Guns, United States, States, Vermont, McDonald, LTC, Heller, Rand Corporation, Rob Pincus, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Firearms Training, Constitutional Carry, Personal Defense Network, C E Training Company


Texas Constitutional Carry Bill Passes House, 84-56, Senate Fight Next

Texas Constitutional Carry Bill Passes House, 84-56, Senate Fight Next IMG iStock-884200682 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Texas House passed CSHB1927, one of the bills otherwise known as Constitutional Carry, 84-54. Democrat opposition to the bill was fierce, in spite of 19 other states have passed similar legislation without adverse effects. Texans are already able to carry rifles and shotguns around the state without any permit. A Texas state constitutional amendm...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Conservative, Democrats, Arizona, Republican, Biden, Patrick, District, Abbot, Dan Patrick, Texas House, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry


Texas LTC Instructors Distance Themselves From Letter Against Constitutional Carry

Did Texas Gun Sense submit a letter to the Texas legislature with forged signatures to oppose Constitutional Carry? iStock HOUSTON, TEXAS –-(Ammoland.com)- Did Texas Gun Sense submit a letter to the Texas legislature with forged signatures to oppose Constitutional Carry? That is what some of the instructors listed on the letter sent by license to carry (LTC) instructor and Texas Gun Sense board member Raul Camacho are claiming. The letter which AmmoLand News obtained allegedly showed a group ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, House, John, Houston, Oklahoma, Nra, Northern Virginia, LTC, Camacho, Lozano, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Constitutional Carry, AmmoLand News


Group of Texas Firearms Instructors Oppose Constitutional Carry

Group of Texas Firearms Instructors Oppose Constitutional Carry IMG iStock-884200682 AUSTIN, TEXAS –-(Ammoland.com)- A group of Texas license to carry (LTC) instructors lead by Raul Camacho have teamed up with anti-gun groups to try to sink Constitutional Carry in the Lone Star State. The group led by LTC instructor Raul Camacho of Safety Measures, LLC held a press conference in front of the Texas Capitol where they called on the Legislature to vote down House Bill 1911, which would allow for...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Guns, House, John, Nra, Legislature, Northern Virginia, Gun Owners of America GOA, LTC, Texas Capitol, Camacho, Texas Legislature, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry


Indiana State Senator Liz Brown (R), and Leadership, Kills Constitutional Carry

Indiana State Senator Liz Brown (R), and Leadership, Kills Constitutional Carry, iStock-884171528 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Indiana appeared to have a good chance of passing Constitutional Carry in 2021. The House passed the bill 64 – 31. A majority of Republicans in the Senate called for the bill’s passage.  From therepublic.com: Republicans easily pushed the proposal through the Indiana House, but Senate leaders have decided against taking up the bill in the final weeks of this year’s legisl...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Indiana, Gop, House, Arizona, Senate Judiciary Committee, Brown, Legislature, Wayne, Carmel, Republican Senate, Indiana House, Fort Wayne


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) Signs Constitutional Carry Expanding Gun Rights

Iowa RKBA Constitutional Amendment has a good Chance in New Legislature U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Iowa has become the 18th state to restore Constitutional Carry. Vermont has always had Constitutional Carry, so Iowa becomes the 19th member of the Constitutional Carry club. Three members, Utah, Montana, and Iowa, have been added in 2021, so far. Tennessee is expected to join shortly. On Friday, 2 April, 202. Governor Kim Reynolds (R) of Iowa, signed bill HF 756 into law. The bill was delivered t...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Indiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Tennessee, House, Iowa, Arizona, Vermont, Nra, Lee, Reynolds, Holcomb, Kim Reynolds


Iowa Joins Constitutional Carry Movement – The Long Journey ~ VIDEO

Iowa Joins Constitutional Carry Movement – The Long Journey Iowa – -(AmmoLand.com)- Iowa has become the 19th state in this great nation to embrace and codify Constitutional Carry into their state law.  If you’re only interested in a headline, the first sentence in this article will serve. If you’re interested in the truth, and a really good story I might add, then you should remain engaged.  …And if you were on the fence, the answer to the question of whether or not you’re interested in the ...
Tags: Guns, Iowa, Ifc, Capitol Hill, Jim Crow, Black, Michael, General Assembly, Jackson Pollock, Midwest, Nra, State, Chapman, House Senate, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Grassley


Tennessee on the Brink of Strong Constitutional Carry

Tennessee on the Brink of Strong Constitutional Carry, iStock-884202954 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Tennessee is on the brink of passing a strong Constitutional Carry bill. HB0786 originally relied on the requirements needed for an advanced carry permit in Tennessee. The requirement made the bill somewhat unclear. The Tennessee Senate amended the bill to change the “advanced carry permit” section to a requirement the person be 21 years of age or more, with exceptions for people who served in the...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Indiana, Atlantic, United States, Wyoming, Tennessee, House, Iowa, Arizona, Pacific, Lee, Vermont Vermont, Tennessee Senate, Kim Reynolds


Wyoming Improvement of Constitutional Carry Likely to Pass

Wyoming Improvement of Constitutional Carry Likely to Pass, iStock-1063332582 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Wyoming is on the cusp of a needed improvement of their Constitutional Carry law. In 2011, Wyoming was only the third state to restore Constitutional Carry. Constitutional Carry is a close approximation of the state of law that existed when the Second Amendment was ratified in the United States, in 1791. At that time, there were no permits required to carry weapons in most public spaces, eit...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, Indiana, United States, Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska, Tennessee, Iowa, Arizona, Vermont, Senate Judiciary Committee, Wyoming House, Residency, Gun Rights News


A Tale of Three Tennessee Bills – The Case for Constitutional Carry

Opinion A Tale of Three Tennessee Bills – The Case for Constitutional Carry New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)-  On a growing list that has been exploding as of late, Tennessee aims to be the next state to enter to fold of Constitutional Carry.  To date, there are three bills that wish to achieve the same thing, allow those that are lawfully allowed to purchase a firearm to carry one without first obtaining a permit. The bills that have been introduced are SB 0318/HB 0018, SB 0765/HB 0786, and SB...
Tags: Utah, Guns, US, Tennessee, New Jersey, Bill, Nra, Lee, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry, Bill Lee, John Petrolino, Volunteer State Citizens


Texas Permitless Carry on the Horizon? 3 Bills are Currently on the Line

It seems the big theme of the year is Permitless Carry. The State of Texas has recently seen 3 new bills come into play in regards to carrying a concealed handgun without a permit. Currently, Texans are allowed to carry a concealed firearm within their own property which includes their vehicles. Texas also allows the […] Read More … The post Texas Permitless Carry on the Horizon? 3 Bills are Currently on the Line appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Texas, News, Guns, Daily News, Constitutional Carry, Concealed. Carry, Texas Permitless Carry, Permitless Carry The State of Texas


Utah Adopts Constitutional Carry

Concealed carriers of the Beehive state, rejoice! Governor Spencer Cox signed constitutional carry into law on February 15th, a late but welcome Valentine’s gift for gun owners. Adults age 21 and older will be able to carry concealed firearms with no permit. This new law takes effect on May 5th. Until then, the old law […] Read More … The post Utah Adopts Constitutional Carry appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Utah, News, Guns, Valentine, Daily News, Spencer Cox, Constitutional Carry, Concealed. Carry, Guns & Gear, Concealed Carry Permits, Permitless Carry


Iowa Constitutional Carry Bill Passes House

Iowa RKBA Constitutional Amendment has good Chance in New Legislature, iStock-884220838 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Constitutional Carry is an approximation of the state of law in the United States when the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791. At that time no permit was required to carry a weapon either openly or concealed in the United States. The Iowa House voted on 18 March, to pass HF756, a gun law reform bill that includes Constitutional Carry. The bill passed House 60 to 37, with all but...
Tags: Utah, Mississippi, Guns, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, Department Of Defense, Indiana, United States, Wyoming, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Maine, Arkansas, Alaska, House


Texans, Time to Take Your Stand on Constitutional Carry

OP-Ed by Rachel Malone, Texas director for GOA and star of GOA’s YouTube videos. Constitutional Carry Map March 2021 Texas – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Texas House’s hearing on Constitutional Carry this Thursday could signal the most important breakthrough for gun rights that this state has seen since 1995. Currently, in the Lone Star State, you can go to jail for peacefully walking down the street, minding your own business, with your handgun in a holster – simply because you failed to jump thro...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Youtube, US, Austin, Capitol Hill, Goa, Gun Owners of America GOA, Texas Legislature, Texas House, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry, Gun Owners of America, Rachel Malone, Homeland Security Public Safety Committee, Multiple Constitutional Carry


SC: Moving Forward on Constitutional Carry, Open Carry

SC: Moving Forward on Constitutional Carry, Open Carry, iStock-884217816 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The South Carolina legislature has two prominent bills in progress which would restore significant Second Amendment rights in the state. South Carolina is one of only five states which ban the open carry of handguns in most public spaces. The other four states are California, Florida, Illinois, and New York. Open carry in South Carolina has a majority of sponsors in the House, can likely pass the...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Department Of Defense, House, Arizona, Open Carry, South Carolina, State, Palmetto State, Republican House, Lexington, McMaster, Henry McMaster, South Carolina House, South Carolina Senate, North Carolina Senate


The Racist Roots Of Florida’s Gun Control & How It Is Still Enforced Today

By Luis Valdes Slave Market in St. Augustine, Florida Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- The regulation of owning and carrying firearms has been a hotly contested issue since Florida being founded as a US territory in 1821. Why was and is it such an issue? Simple. Chattel Slavery. Florida was founded as a slave territory and its entire economy functioned through this barbaric practice. You can’t have a slave society if the very people you are putting in chains have access to arms. So, laws were pu...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Senate, US, Indiana, Fbi, House, Watson, Capitol Hill, Republican, Goa, Orange County, Civil rights movement, Jim Crow, Black, State


Constitutional Carry Update

Indiana's had numerous Constitutional Carry bills die in committee in the Hoosier House of Representatives over the last decade. With Speaker Bosma retired, it looked like the 2021 session was going to be the one where we finally pushed Constitutional Carry through, and H.B.1369 has indeed sailed through the House.  However it's encountered a bit of a slowdown in the Senate Judiciary Committee, so please contact your state senator, Hoosiers, and remind them that we want this thing done this...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Indiana, House, Tam, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hoosiers, Bosma, NRA ILA, Constitutional Carry, Boomsticks, Ignorance is no excuse for a law, Horton hears a Hoosier, Hoosier House of Representatives, Contact Judiciary Committee Members


Indiana House Votes to Eliminate License to Carry by March 2022

In a 65-31 vote in the Indiana House, Bill 1369 passed meaning Indiana’s citizens will be able to carry concealed without the need for a license if the bill passes through the Senate. This is just on the heels of Montana becoming the most recent state to pass constitutional carry laws within its borders. However, […] Read More … The post Indiana House Votes to Eliminate License to Carry by March 2022 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Montana, Senate, Indiana, Daily News, Indiana House, Constitutional Carry, Concealed Carry, License to Carry


Louisiana Considers Constitutional Carry in 2021

Louisiana Considers Constitutional Carry in 2021 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A Louisiana legislator, Danny McCormick, Republican, has filed a Constitutional Carry Bill in the House, HB16. It has a chance of becoming law. Constitutional Carry is a close approximation of the state of law which existed concerning the carry of weapons when the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791. At that time, no permit was required to carry weapons, either openly or concealed. The Louisiana legislature has strong...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Montana, Senate, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Alaska, House, Arizona, Bill, Louisiana, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Nra, Edwards, Gun Rights News


Does Constitutional Carry Imply Reciprocity with Other States Permits?

  Does Constitutional Carry Imply Reciprocity with Other States Permits? iStock-697763612 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Constitutional Carry has become a mainstream movement. The term means a state’s laws concerning the carry of weapons approximates the state of the law when the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791. At that time, no permits were required to carry weapons, openly or concealed. 17 states have restored a reasonable facsimile of Constitutional Carry. Vermont always had Constitutiona...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Department Of Defense, Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho, Maine, Arkansas, South Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas


Montana Constitutional Carry Bill Has Been Signed into Law

According to the Montana Free Press, as of February 18th, 2021, Montana’s House Bill 102 would allow state citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. The bill clearly specifies that Montana’s citizens may (beginning June 1st, 2021) carry concealed firearms in public places like bars, restaurants, banks, parks, etc, while still giving private […] Read More … The post Montana Constitutional Carry Bill Has Been Signed into Law appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Law, Montana, Daily News, Constitutional Carry, Concealed Carry, Montana Constitutional Carry Bill Has Been Signed, Montana Free Press


Tennessee on the Move Toward Constitutional Carry (HB0786/SB0765)

Tennessee on the Move Toward Constitutional Carry (HB0786/SB0765), iStock-884202954 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Tennessee legislature has introduced two bills, one in the House, the other in the Senate, that have a good chance of passage. The bills change current law enough to qualify as a reasonable version of Constitutional Carry. Majority Leaders in both the House and the Senate are in favor of the bill. Governor Lee is in favor of the bills. From tennessean.com: A controversial bill to ...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Montana, Senate, Department Of Defense, Indiana, United States, Tennessee, House, Iowa, Arizona, Bill, General Assembly, Lee, Tennessee House, McNally



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