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

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.


If you haven’t done so already, join or renew your expired membership RIGHT AWAY!


For a limited time, with a renewal gift of at least $25, you will automatically receive a free NAGR ball cap.


Local news reports:

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.


To help us turn 2017 into an avalanche of pro-gun bills across the nation, please sign up or renew your expired membership RIGHT AWAY!


To thank you for your dedication to protecting our gun rights, memberships purchased at $25 or more come with a free NAGR hat. Get yours today.


Local news reports:

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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Published in Gun Rights News
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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Local news reports:

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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Published in Gun Rights News
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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Mississippi is the third state to pass Constitutional Carry in just over a month, and the fifth in just over a year!

Gun owners across the country are taking back their God-given right to keep and bear arms.

Will your state be next?

Sign your “Bring Constitutional Carry to My State” pledge right now, and it could be. ►►https://nagr.org/2016/BringConstitutionalCarry.aspx?pid=GRN1a

Last year, the National Association for Gun Rights succeeded in passing Constitutional Carry in Maine and Kansas.

But that was only the beginning.

Over the last several weeks NAGR members and supporters passed Constitutional Carry in West Virginia and Idaho as well as Mississippi.

Those of us at the National Association for Gun Rights can’t express how much we appreciate your deep commitment in the fight to protect our Constitutional rights.

Only together will we do what can’t be done alone and the future of our children depends on your action.

So sign your “Bring Constitutional Carry to my State” pledge today, to help us continue to win big for gun rights all over the country .

 

Published in Gun Rights News
Friday, 15 April 2016 17:36

We won't stop!

Dear Fellow Patriot,

The hard work of National Association for Gun Rights supporters like you is paying off.

Thanks to your grassroots pressure, five new states have passed Constitutional Carry in a little more than a year!

This is a testament to the effectiveness of NAGR’s no-compromise grassroots tactics.

Hats off to each of you!

Gun owners across the country are taking back their God-given right to keep and bear arms.

Will your state be next?

Last year, the National Association for Gun Rights succeeded in passing Constitutional Carry in Maine and Kansas.

But that was only the beginning.

Over the last several weeks NAGR members and supporters passed Constitutional Carry in West Virginia and Idaho!

And in Mississippi the bill passed through the State House and Senate, and was just signed into law today!

That’s THREE states in a little more than a month, and five in just over a year, that have shaped up and recognized our Constitutional rights!

Just a few years ago, nearly everyone -- including the establishment gun lobby -- thought Constitutional Carry was an impossible goal.

They simply underestimated the strength of grassroots gun rights supporters like you.

Your support was vital in encouraging law makers as they fought the deep pockets of gun-grabbing billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his swarm of radical anti-gun groups.

The gun grabbers insisted that law abiding citizens be required to beg for a government permission slip to carry a firearm concealed, but National Association for Gun Rights’ members and supporters like you stood strong.

And thanks to your petitions, phone calls, emails and generous financial support, the gun grabbers were forced to retreat.

I can tell you without hesitation, it’s only the perseverance of NAGR supporters not only in Idaho, Mississippi and West Virginia, but across the entire nation, that made these victories possible.

It goes without saying that these are gigantic victories for liberty.

These victories are solid proof that gun rights activists CAN and DO have the ability to hold their legislators accountable and take back our freedoms.

But these victories don’t mean the battle is going to get any easier.

You see, Bloomberg’s minions are incensed; and they are digging deeper into their bag of dirty tricks, spreading fear and lies to maintain their stronghold on your Second Amendment freedoms.

With an infinite amount of cash being infused into the pockets of anti-gun lobbyists across the country, every state could be a potential target for gun control.

And after being defeated three times in one year, you can be sure Bloomberg and his anti-gun henchmen are already planning their counter assault on your Second Amendment rights.

Fortunately, by banding together to defend our constitutionally protected rights, gun rights supporters like you continue to shake up the political arena.

And trust me, politicians everywhere are CLEARLY taking notice.

Of course, your National Association for Gun Rights will be there every step of the way, fighting back against the gun grabbers and continuing our mission to protect and restore our constitutionally protected rights.

I firmly believe that this year’s victories for Constitutional Carry in Idaho, Mississippi and West Virginia are still setting the stage for even more.

But to make these victories possible, the National Association for Gun Rights will need to be prepared with the resources necessary to mobilize on a moment’s notice.

This is why it’s critical that we keep the momentum on our side.

That’s why I hope you will sign your “Bring Constitutional Carry to My State” pledge right away!

This pledge simply lets my staff and I know you are going to continue helping us fight to pass Constitutional Carry across this country.

And once you done that I hope you will consider making a most generous contribution to the National Association for Gun Rights continue gaining ground on our Second Amendment rights.

I don’t know what you can afford.

Some folks have been very generous –- with some giving $500 or even $1,000.

Of course, I know contributions like that are only possible for a very few.

But perhaps you can afford a contribution of $250 or $100?

If that’s too much, could you agree to $50 or even $25?

In order to win we must galvanize gun owners all across the country and get them into the fight.

Those of us at the National Association for Gun Rights can’t express how much we appreciate your deep commitment in the fight to protect our Constitutional rights.

Only together will we do what can’t be done alone and the future of our children depends on your action.

Thank you for your continued support.

For Freedom,


Dudley Brown
President
National Association for Gun Rights


P.S. Thanks to the grassroots pressure of NAGR members, five new states have passed Constitutional Carry in a little more than a year!

In fact, in the past few weeks, Constitutional Carry has been signed into law in Idaho, West Virginia, and just today it was signed into law in Mississippi!

This is on top of the victories in Kansas and Maine just last year where legislators were forced to restore the God-given right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

With the help of members and supporters like you, your National Association for Gun Rights was on the forefront in all of these fights.

And with your continued support, I firmly believe that we have a real opportunity for more victories in the near future.

And also please consider making a generous contribution to the National Association for Gun Rights to continue restoring our Second Amendment freedoms.

Thank you for your continued support.





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