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March 21, 2011
Wyoming is Fourth State to Adopt 'Constitutional Carry'   - 8

Wyoming became the fourth state to affirm the right of its citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a special government-issued license when the state's House of Representatives Wyoming approved a "Constitutional Carry" bill in a 48-8 vote several weeks ago, and Gov. Matt Mead signed it into law on March 3.            

Wyoming joins Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont as states that have adopted Constitutional Carry. It goes into effect on July 1.            

Similar proposals are being pondered in Colorado and Montana. In Colorado, House Bill 1205 would make it legal for people to carry a gun without a permit. The bill passed the Colorado House in early March in a 40-25 vote and was subsequently endorsed by the State Judiciary Committee in an 8-3 vote. It will soon go before the State Senate.            

Meanwhile, there have also been significant developments in concealed carry legislation in other states.               

In Oklahoma, voters could decide the future of Oklahoma's "open carry" gun legislation after the state's House Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a bill that would ask on a statewide ballot if citizens should be allowed to carry a gun, whether concealed or unconcealed, if they go through a state-sponsored concealed weapon program.            

There are only eight states in the nation that don't allow open carry in some form or another. Of those eight, momentum within State Houses is building in six -- Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Florida -- to allow open carry. Only Illinois and New York remain defiant.            

But that may be changing even in Illinois. A measure that would allow Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public places passed a house committee in early March, but it still has a long road ahead before it becomes law.
            
For more, go to:             
-- Wyoming passes constitutional carry            

-- Wyoming Adopts “Constitutional Carry” of Firearms            

-- Wyoming takes step forward for the Second Amendment            

-- Gun rights legislation breezes through Arkansas legislature            

-- Today’s letters: Make self-defence a right           

-- Wyoming law allowing guns without permit prompts doubts         

-- Wyoming becomes fourth state to allow concealed guns without permits          

-- Colorado’s Wild West concealed carry laws and other terrifying topics from the local news        

-- Gun bill drawing lots of discussion        

-- Commissioners postpone vote on North Carolina gun bills      

-- Proposal in North Carolina House would ease gun laws
       
-- Mooneyham: NC Gun law proposals 
         
-- Dangerous brew        

-- Concealed carry in proper hands

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Oops, sorry. Thought I was still on the story about the lady in FL.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Pink pistol, eh? Gives me an idea for a Christmas/birthday present for Mrs. Gyrene-not that it would make much of a difference. I told her about this story yesterday, and she said she'd grab one of mine, if it were more handy

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from 1uglymutha wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

a similar bill was defeated in committee in the state of colorado. the liberal democrat committee should be wary of the next election. the boulder and denver (san francisco east) liberals believe they have a free pass here but they may get a surprise.

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from Ruckweiler wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Way to go Wyoming. What business it is of the government whether I carry it concealed or not has always amazed me as my Constitutional Right via the Second Amendment is clear and the government should BUTT OUT! Remember, an armed society is a polite society so said Robert Heinlein the Science Fiction writer, an idea in which I concur.

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from majstoll wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Wisconsin already allows open carry - only 7 states ban open carry. see maps at openCarry.org

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from seadog wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

It's nice to see states upholding the Second Amendment (to a point). If the U.S. Supreme Court would ever actually read the Second Amendmant and take it for what it is, they would strike down most of the gun control laws in all 50 states. Anyone that thinks our country is really "the land of the free" must be living in some la-la land where gun control doesn't exist.

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from pjsabella wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Wonder if NJ will ever let us carry...oh wait....who am I kidding.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Congratulations to WY. It still surprises me that TX doesn't have open carry. I think IL will have a tough time getting concealed carry. Here in IA we went from "may issue" to "shall issue" for concealed weapons permits. That was a big step here.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Congratulations to WY. It still surprises me that TX doesn't have open carry. I think IL will have a tough time getting concealed carry. Here in IA we went from "may issue" to "shall issue" for concealed weapons permits. That was a big step here.

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from pjsabella wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Wonder if NJ will ever let us carry...oh wait....who am I kidding.

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from seadog wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

It's nice to see states upholding the Second Amendment (to a point). If the U.S. Supreme Court would ever actually read the Second Amendmant and take it for what it is, they would strike down most of the gun control laws in all 50 states. Anyone that thinks our country is really "the land of the free" must be living in some la-la land where gun control doesn't exist.

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from majstoll wrote 3 years 4 weeks ago

Wisconsin already allows open carry - only 7 states ban open carry. see maps at openCarry.org

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from Ruckweiler wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Way to go Wyoming. What business it is of the government whether I carry it concealed or not has always amazed me as my Constitutional Right via the Second Amendment is clear and the government should BUTT OUT! Remember, an armed society is a polite society so said Robert Heinlein the Science Fiction writer, an idea in which I concur.

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from 1uglymutha wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

a similar bill was defeated in committee in the state of colorado. the liberal democrat committee should be wary of the next election. the boulder and denver (san francisco east) liberals believe they have a free pass here but they may get a surprise.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Pink pistol, eh? Gives me an idea for a Christmas/birthday present for Mrs. Gyrene-not that it would make much of a difference. I told her about this story yesterday, and she said she'd grab one of mine, if it were more handy

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from Montanagyrene wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Oops, sorry. Thought I was still on the story about the lady in FL.

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