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Several States Looking to Add Permit-less Carry

Even as the country is heavily divided on nearly everything these days, almost two handfuls of states are looking to add permit-less carry to their books.

This is something I'm a huge fan of as I feel it's a step in the right direction.

Most states in the union, if they actually allow people to exercise their rights, require applicants go through some sort of state regulated training like I had to do here in North Carolina. However some states, like Pennsylvania when I lived there, just require the applicant to go through a background check in order to get their license to carry.

I have an odd opinion on this, as I believe that anybody who wants to own and carry a gun should get some training on how to use that gun properly, but I don't think it should be forced. I view mandated training as an infringement.

But that's all besides the topic at hand, which is that more states are attempting to join the 16 Constitutional Carry States already in the union. You can see the 16 current permit-less carry states in green in the below map:

I'd like to say that the above map gets updated automatically each time a new state is added to the Constitutional Carry list.

As of right now there are nine other states looking to join the ranks of those who have passed permit-less carry. Those other states are as follows:

  • Texas
  • South Carolina
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Montana (has some aspects already passed, but they want to expand it)
  • Tennessee
  • Utah

While it won't likely pass in all of the above states, there are a few worth noting where constitutional carry should pass easily, like Tennessee where it already had previous support but was derailed by the pandemic.

You can learn more about the different types of permit issue VS Constitutional Carry in this article, and as always please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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7 Responses to Several States Looking to Add Permit-less Carry

  1. Dean Barry January 28, 2021 at 7:51 am #

    Utah HB 60 passed this week. It now goes to the Utah Senate for a vote where it’s expected to pass and be signed by the new governor. Keeping our fingers crossed and doing everything we can to urge our state senators to pass the bill.

  2. Jon January 30, 2021 at 8:36 am #

    Indiana only requires a background check. But also if you buy one and keep it in a case in your car unloaded you dont need a permit. But what’s the point in all that.

  3. Daniel martin January 31, 2021 at 11:47 am #

    Is Arkansas concealed carry without permit?

    • Robert D DuPont February 2, 2021 at 5:26 pm #

      Louisiana is an open carry state.

  4. Arthur B Sederquist January 31, 2021 at 9:18 pm #

    I see a conflict between the federal and state requirements. How do you think this will be resolved. States rights would seem to be the most important factor controlling this issue
    yet it seems that Biden wants total control over everything including our Constitutional rights. Several more states are coming on board as not requiring a permit. I’m wondering how this will be resolved. Do you have any thoughts you could share on this?

  5. Arthur B Sederquist January 31, 2021 at 9:27 pm #

    People don’t seem to be aware of the steps that Hitler took to seize total control of Germany. He used the economy to build sympathy for his cause while building his army of enforcers to ensure his power, then required that all firearms be seized so that people had no way protecting themselves from his evil. Without a means to protect themselves everyone became vulnerable and susceptible to his power. HR 127 looks like Biden has decided to use Hitler’s playbook as a means to the same end step by step. Any thoughts on this?

  6. Brandywine8753 January 31, 2021 at 11:36 pm #

    Please becareful not to become a person that is caught in cross fire with people that carry a firearm and disreguard all the firearm training and any state laws. A
    possibility of illegal usuage of
    firearms and shooting people.

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