Two States Pass Constitutional Carry Law
Count this as a win for the 2A community! Two states, Ohio and Alabama, pass constitutional carry law. What does this mean? This means that residents of those states do not have to have a license to carry a concealed firearm. “Constitutional carry empowers law-abiding citizens who are already otherwise eligible to obtain a carry permit to exercise their right-to-carry without having to go through government red tape and delays.” from NRA ILA
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey had this to say:
‘”Unlike states who are doing everything in their power to make it harder for law-abiding citizens, Alabama is reaffirming our commitment to defending our Second Amendment rights,” Ivey said in a statement after she signed the measure on Thursday. “I have always stood up for the rights of law-abiding gun owners, and I am proud to do that again today.”
“With Alabama included, there are now 22 “constitutional carry” states in America. Most recently, Iowa and Texas implemented similar measures. Last month, a Georgia Senate committee approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry their firearms in public without a permit.” Reported by Fox News
Constitutional Carry and What that Means for Women
Two states passing a constitutional carry law is huge. As a result, almost half of the states in our amazing country will allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms. Why is this such a win? This shows us that the fight to protect our Second Amendment is going strong. Women can now carry responsibly in almost half of our country without the added expense or having to go through hoops to get a concealed carry license! Celebrate this one, ladies. Good things are happening!
2 thoughts on “Two States Pass Constitutional Carry Law”
It IS a win! However, the need for training is crucial still AND getting a permit may help you if you travel with your firearm to other states, because many states recognize other states’ permits through a reciprocity arrangement.
“Constitutional carry” or “permitless carry” comes with caveats, depending upon each state’s enabling legislation. We’ve discussed what this means here in Ohio where the sheriff’s departments in the 88 counties will continue to issue concealed handgun licenses (CHL) and why it might be to your advantage to get one. Ohio’s surrounding states – Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky – each have their own handgun laws as well as reciprocity understandings with their neighbors. Some require that Ohioans traveling to or through their states carry a CHL. While “constitutional carry” may be o.k. if you never plan to travel armed outside of your state, it’s prudent to check the requirements for reciprocity if you do plan to travel. Always view the color-coded map of states permitting or prohibiting non-resident firearms carry and under what circumstances that can be accomplished.