Permitless Carry Revolution Continues In The States

Why do you need a permit to exercise a Constitutional Right?  It is a right, not a privilege.  If you need permission then it isn’t a right.  Try applying the idea you need a permit to speak or worship according to your beliefs.  People would call bullshit immediately.

Freedom is something we are born with and we have to treasure it and protect it, not let it be taken away from us by politicians playing word games.

From America’s 1st Freedom:

by AWR Hawkins
Friday, July 14, 2017

To call the wave of permitless carry legislation sweeping our nation a “revolution” may sound hyperbolic at first blush, but it is accurate. After all, there were only six states that recognized permitless carry on Jan. 1, 2016. There are now 12.

Those 12 states are Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming and West Virginia. Additionally, Arkansas and Montana recognize permitless carry throughout the vast majority of their states.

Moreover, permitless carry is being considered in more states even as I type. reports that Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow law-abiding “Ohioans age 21 and older to carry a concealed firearm without obtaining a concealed handgun license.” The bill is being sponsored by Republican Reps. Ron Hood and Tom Brinkman.

The permitless carry revolution blends the philosophical with the practical, reviving a full-throated Second Amendment for law-abiding Americans.

On the philosophical side, the permitless carry revolution forces legislators to ask why American citizens should be required to obtain a permit to exercise a God-given right? (The revolution surges to the forefront of legislatures that think along these lines.)

For example, after signing permitless carry legislation into law in North Dakota, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum stressed that abolishing the need for a carry permit meant state residents could exercise their Second Amendment rights because of the Constitution (rather than government permission). The Wells Fargo Pioneer quoted him as saying:

North Dakota has a rich heritage of hunting and a culture of deep respect for firearm safety. As a hunter and gun owner myself, I strongly support gun rights for law-abiding citizens. House Bill 1169 allows citizens to exercise their Second Amendment right under the U.S. Constitution.

And in New Hampshire—a state that adopted permitless carry in February of this year—Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley explained that he did not understand why “a law-abiding citizen” who is “legally entitled to own a gun” would have to a get a permit in order to carry the gun he owns.

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