Constitutional Carry Gaining Momentum in the US

Constitutional Carry Gaining Momentum in the US

( – In March, Ohio, Alabama, and Indiana adopted constitutional carry laws, allowing law-abiding citizens to carry guns without first obtaining a permit. Second Amendment advocates believe the laws strengthen the constitutional rights of Americans by breaking down expensive barriers to gun ownership. The controversial laws are gaining momentum across the country.

In December 2021, Pew Research Center released a report that constitutional carry laws were picking up steam. Last year, Iowa, Tennessee, Texas, Montana, Arkansas, and Utah passed the laws, bringing the total of states with the laws to 21.

In 2022, three others have already passed legislation and Florida will likely bring the total number to 25. Should this happen, half of the states in the union will have taken steps to cement the constitutional rights of their residents.

Aside from the 24 states that have currently passed constitutional carry, others have come very close. In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf (D) vetoed a permitless-carry bill that passed both state chambers. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) also vetoed a measure that would have allowed it in his state.

Do you support constitutional carry laws? If so, do you believe the federal government should make it the law of the land rather than waiting for individual states to pass a bill?

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