Displaying items by tag: Constitutional Carry
Displaying items by tag: Constitutional Carry

Columbia, SC – Yesterday, State Representative Jonathon Hill filed Constitutional Carry, a bill that would remove the requirement to obtain a government-issued permit in order to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense in South Carolina.

“The National Association for Gun Rights has been working closely with progun State Representative Jonathon Hill on this landmark legislation,” stated NAGR President Dudley Brown. “If passed, South Carolina would be the eleventh state to remove this government mandate once and for all.”

Under current law, concealed carrying a firearm in South Carolina does require a permit, and open carry is illegal. Constitutional Carry would not remove the existing permit process for those who seek reciprocity with neighboring states; however, it would remove the requirement to obtain the permit when carrying openly or concealed in South Carolina.

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Concord, NH - The National Association for Gun Rights is hailing the passage of Constitutional Carry in New Hampshire, which cleared its final legislative hurdle in the State House today by a vote of 200-97.

Senate Bill 12 recognizes the right of every law-abiding citizen in New Hampshire to carry a firearm for self–defense without having to beg the government for a permit.

“New Hampshire is on the verge of becoming the eleventh state to remove this government permission slip nonsense once and for all,” stated NAGR President Dudley Brown. “If you have a legal handgun, Constitutional Carry says you can carry it without having to beg a bureaucrat for a permit.”

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Austin, TX - National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) President Dudley Brown along with state affiliate Texas Gun Rights (TXGR) are pleased to award Rep. Matt Rinaldi and Rep. Jonathan Stickland the .50 Caliber Freedom Award for their staunch defense of the Second Amendment.

On January 13th, 2017, Stickland, Rinaldi and Brown briefed National Association for Gun Rights and Texas Gun Rights members on the full plans to push Constitutional Carry forward full speed in the current session of the state legislature.

Rinaldi and Stickland have a proven track record of championing pro-gun legislation in the Texas legislature. During the 2015 legislative session, Stickland sponsored Constitutional Carry and Rinaldi joined him in the fight as a co-sponsor.

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Joining states like Indiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, South Carolina, Michigan, and Texas, Kentucky legislators are currently considering a bill that would make the Second Amendment the only “permit” needed to keep and bear arms.


That’s right. Constitutional Carry could be coming to Kentucky THIS YEAR.


SB7, sponsored by Senators Albert Robinson (R), C.B. Embry Jr. (R), Dennis Parrett (D), and Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R), would “allow persons not otherwise prohibited by other laws to carry concealed weapons without a license, excluding certain prohibited locations..."


The National Association for Gun Rights is on top of Constitutional Carry efforts all around the country.


This year is ripe with opportunities to go on the offensive and take back our gun rights.


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - A state Senate bill would allow people to carry a concealed firearm without a license.

Senate Bill 7 would "allow persons not otherwise prohibited by other laws to carry concealed weapons without a license, excluding certain prohibited locations..."

SB7 is sponsored by state Sens. Albert Robinson (R), C.B. Embry Jr. (R), Dennis Parrett (D), Mike Wilson (R), and Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R).

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:50

NAGR pushing Constitutional Carry in ND


The National Association for Gun Rights has members all across the United States, all of them ready to make 2017 the year that we start taking back the gun rights that have been whittled away in recent years.


One such member is State Representative Rick Becker, in North Dakota.


As an NAGR member, Becker knows that we led the charge to implement Constitutional Carry in FOUR STATES in 2016, making the Second Amendment the only “permit” needed to keep and bear arms.


Naturally then, he reached out to NAGR when he decided to start a similar push in his home state, forming a partnership to draft a Constitutional Carry bill.


Your National Association for Gun Rights was on the case. The bill has now been introduced, and Becker is looking for other supporters in the North Dakota legislature.


NAGR’s members are ever vigilant for opportunities to protect and regain our gun rights. We’re less than a week into 2017, and already, our members are getting the ball rolling to bring Constitutional Carry to yet another state.


This is the grassroots power that NAGR mobilizes on a daily basis.


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A North Dakota State Representative wants you to be able to carry a loaded concealed firearm without a permit.

Eleven other states have implemented what are called “constitutional carry laws” while another four have adopted limited versions of the law.

In North Dakota, an open carry state, Representative Rick Becker says he doesn’t believe passing constitutional carry would make much of a difference.

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 13:57

Constitutional Carry filed in Texas

Last year, licensed open carry passed the Texas legislature, but Constitutional Carry died when House leadership prevented the measure from coming to a vote.

Undaunted, gun rights hero State Rep. Jonathan Stickland has once more introduced a Constitutional Carry bill.

“This is meant to restore the Constitutional rights of Texans to be able to carry a firearm without being forced to take a government-mandated test and pay a fee,” Stickland said.

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Due to the action of NAGR members, the number of states with Constitutional Carry has doubled from five to ten – with Missouri the most recent, overriding an anti-gun governor’s veto.

And despite the hysteria of the anti-gun lobby, the states that passed Constitutional Carry have not seen crime rates increase.

If Stickland’s bill succeeds in 2017, Texas would become the eleventh Constitutional Carry state.

NAGR urges lawmakers, Speaker of the House Joe Straus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Gov. Greg Abbott to listen to liberty-loving Texans, and pass Constitutional Carry into law.

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Measures to give Texans even more gun rights already are ricocheting around the Texas Capitol.

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland became the latest lawmaker Wednesday to file a gun-related bill with his proposal to allow Constitutional Carry — letting gun owners carry weapons openly or concealed without first obtaining a license — in Texas.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article115184688.html

 

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After a terrorist attack on Ohio State University, students are calling out the university and their state for denying them the right to protect themselves.

Among these students is former Miss Ohio, Madison Gesiotto. In her third year of law school at OSU, Gesiotto has also been active in the campus carry group, “Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus.”

During the attack, where a Somali immigrant rammed his car into a group of students and then stabbed several of them, Gesiotto tweeted, “I really wish we could protect ourselves and our friends on campus with CCW.”

She followed up with this tweet, “I am sick of schools serving as victim target zones for criminals & terrorists. We should be empowered to protect ourselves & those around us.”

The National Association for Gun Rights also finds it appalling that students are left to be sitting ducks, while states like Ohio impose permits and “gun-free” zones to block law-abiding citizens from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

Ohio, and all other states, should join the ranks of states like Missouri and West Virginia. These states have passed Constitutional Carry, upholding the Second Amendment as all the permission its citizens need to carry firearms.

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American Military News reports:

Madison Gesiotto, a third-year Ohio State University law student and former Miss Ohio USA 2014, is one of many students that are calling for the right to bear arms on campus after Monday’s terrorist attack. 11 people were injured when a deranged Somali immigrant plowed his car into a group of his fellow students before going on a stabbing spree with a butcher knife.

Gesiotto took to twitter on the day of the attack to voice her displeasure with her inability to carry on campus and the danger that this creates for her and her fellow students.

Read more:  http://americanmilitarynews.com/2016/11/miss-ohio-among-osu-students-calling-for-right-to-carry-on-campus-after-terror-attack/

 

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Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:41

NAGR Champions Constitutional Carry in Texas

Austin, TX- Earlier today State Representative Jonathan Stickland prefiled Constitutional Carry, a bill that would remove the requirement to obtain a government-issued permit in order to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense in Texas.

“The National Association for Gun Rights has been working closely with pro-gun State Representative Jonathan Stickland on this landmark legislation,” stated NAGR President Dudley Brown. “If passed, Texas would be the eleventh state to remove this government mandate once and for all.”

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Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri State Legislature gave final passage to Senate Bill 656, the “Constitutional Carry” bill, making Missouri the tenth state to fully recognize the right to carry.

This was done during the state legislature’s special veto override session on Wednesday afternoon, in which Missouri legislators voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill.

The National Association for Gun Rights delivered over 12,000 petitions from our Missouri members to their legislators, and placed over 20,000 calls, all supporting Constitutional Carry. They sent over 800,000 emails in Missouri supporting the bill, reached another 127,000 Missouri Facebook viewers, and had staff on the ground in Jefferson City through the veto vote.

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This spring, West Virginia passed constitutional carry — in part thanks to NAGR’s members and activists. At a town hall, gun-grabber Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attacked this positive development, saying the Second Amendment needs regulation.

Manchin told town hall attendees that “gun control should be governed by common sense.” According to him, when citizens no longer need permission to carry, more criminals will be armed.

Any logical person know that criminals, by definition, do not care what laws say!

“Before, we always knew who we were chasing — the bad guy — but we knew most of the people didn’t have a gun concealed, and if they did, they were responsible. We don’t know that anymore. So I’m for responsible gun control.”

Like any gun-grabber, Manchin hates it when law-abiding people can carry a gun without the government knowing about it. And no matter how gun-grabbers describe their poison, it’s deadly for our freedoms and our lives.

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Manchin also claimed that constitutional carry will jeopardize law enforcement — saying that now every policeman in America “will be walking into an ambush.”

Gun-grabbers like Obama and Manchin have harped on this theme, claiming that gun ownership is a problem for police.

But as NAGR has repeatedly reported, police and law enforcement across America view gun rights as a positive thing. One police chief put it this way, “We may use those citizens that legally carry as helpers in times of emergency.”

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Breitbart News reports:

Speaking at an August 8 town hall in Rocket Center, West Virginia, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized his state’s recently enacted constitutional carry law, suggesting that relying on the Second Amendment alone as a carry permit will actually increase ambush incidents for police officers.

Constitutional carry, which allows law-abiding West Virginians to carry openly or concealed without a permit, was enacted after the West Virginia legislature overrode Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s (D) veto of the measure earlier this year. Tomblin vetoed similar legislation last year at the urging of Senator Manchin.

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/11/joe-manchin-second-amendment-needs-more-regulation/

 

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