New Hampshire this week passed a law allowing residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, joining a growing number of states that are allowing residents to carry weapons out of sight without a license.
At least 11 states have passed laws allowing the concealed carry of guns without a permit, and 16 states have introduced legislation this year to do the same, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Rifle Association.
Gun rights advocates see the laws as the next frontier in Second Amendment rights. However, the legislation has been controversial in many places where it has been introduced, with law enforcement members, politicians and gun proponents arguing that the bills go too far.
“That’s kind of the next step in expanding law-abiding gun owners’ constitutional right to self-protection,” said Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “It’s where a lot of states are moving.”
Nationwide, the legislation has been contentious and has failed in states that are traditional bastions of gun rights. The legislation has been dubbed “permitless carry” or “constitutional carry,” as proponents believe that people have a constitutional right to carry a gun with as few restrictions as possible. Legislation is pending in states including Kentucky — where gun rights advocates expect it to pass — Texas, Colorado and Indiana.
Idaho, Mississippi and West Virginia passed laws last year that do away with concealed-carry permits, allowing people to carry weapons without them.
In New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a law on Wednesday that allows anyone who has purchased a licensed pistol or revolver to carry it, loaded or unloaded, on him or herself or in a vehicle. Sununu’s predecessor, Sen. Maggie Hassan (D), twice vetoed the legislation.
“We have historically allowed people to openly carry a pistol. I don’t see why you have to get a second permit if you’re a law-abiding citizen and legally entitled to own a gun,” Jeb Bradley (R), the majority leader of the state Senate, said. Bradley and Sununu also said the law puts New Hampshire on equal footing with neighboring Vermont and Maine, which also do not require permits for the concealed carry of handguns.
The legislation went into effect immediately. Previously, gun owners had to apply for a concealed-carry permit with the local police chief, who granted or denied the request. Bradley said numerous people were unfairly denied permits, but police chiefs testified during hearings that few applications were turned down.
“This bill will eliminate the state’s long-standing permitting system and prevent local law enforcement from making important determinations that help keep guns out of dangerous hands,” Portsmouth Police Commissioner Joseph Plaia said in a statement. He is a member of Granite State Coalition for Common Sense, an offshoot of Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun control group founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said the passage of such laws are an “anomaly” and occur in “legislatures that have been doing the NRA’s bidding.”
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) vetoed a bill allowing for the carrying of concealed guns without a permit on Thursday. Bullock said in a veto letter that the state’s sheriffs may require safety training before granting a concealed-carry permit and can deny permits to people struggling with mental illness. He equated the bill to allowing people to drive cars, fly planes or erect buildings without determining if they are eligible and able to do so.
“While I will fiercely defend the 2nd Amendment rights of our citizens, I cannot support an absurd concept that threatens the safety of our communities by not providing for the basic fundamentals of gun safety or mental health screening,” Bullock wrote.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R), who said he is a lifetime member of the NRA, has vowed to veto a bill that would
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R), who said he is a lifetime member of the NRA, has vowed to veto a bill that would establish permitless carry in the state. South Dakota does not require a permit to purchase a gun and a concealed-carry permit costs $10 and requires a background check. In an op-ed in the Rapid City Journal, Daugaard wrote that he would not sign “bad legislation” that could have many unintended consequences.
In Missouri, lawmakers last year overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s (R) veto and passed a package of gun legislation that established a “stand your ground” law and allowed people to carry concealed handguns without a permit.
“The basis of this whole bill is that it allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families,” state Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R), the bill’s sponsor, said at the time. His office declined to comment on Thursday. Concealed-carry permits were no longer necessary in the state starting Jan. 1.
The legislation sparked an outcry, with many concerned that it could put residents at risk and some public safety officials, including St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (D), and the city’s police chief, Sam Dotson, said it would make neighborhoods less safe and make it more difficult for police to do their jobs
The Washington Post - Friday, February 24, 2017
Simply put, the Second Amendment—and your God-given right to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones—is on the ballot in November. That’s not an overstatement; that’s the plain and simple truth.
There was plenty of talk about gun control at the DNC, and I’ll turn to that shortly. Talk, when it comes to politicians, can be cheap. But their actions and the company they keep speak volumes, and in the case of Hillary Clinton and the relentless focus on gun rights throughout the week at the DNC, eliminating your freedom is clearly priority number one.
And so it seemed more than coincidental that just as members of the Democratic Party were gathering in Philadelphia to coronate Hillary Clinton as their presidential nominee, the Obama administration once again released a sweeping gun control measure by executive fiat. With little fanfare or warning, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a “guidance” document that sought to turn gunsmiths into regulated firearm “manufacturers” for purposes of U.S. laws governing the import and export of military materials. DDTC’s guidelines drag small businesses that perform relatively simple work on existing firearms into a regulatory regime that requires thousands of dollars in annual registration fees. Gunsmiths who fail to pay could be looking at 20 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine.
And then there was Clinton’s choice of a running mate—Tim Kaine, former governor of Virginia and current U.S. senator from that state. Perennially “F” rated by the NRA during his tenure at both the state and federal levels, Kaine has proudly voted time and again against Second Amendment-protected freedoms. Clinton herself alluded to this when she announced he would be her running mate. “[B]ehind that smile, Tim also has a backbone of steel,” she told a cheering crowd. “Just ask the NRA.”
I don’t know about Kaine’s “backbone,” but his anti-gun bona fides are ironclad. As Virginia governor, Kaine vetoed a bill that would have protected the right of Virginians to keep their own guns in their own cars. That same session, he also vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to carry concealed handguns into restaurants that serve alcohol, provided they didn’t drink on the premises. Both measures later became law without any detriment to peace or good order in the commonwealth.
Kaine’s record has been no better in the U.S. Senate. Against the NRA’s opposition, he supported Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. And at her first opportunity, she voted against the individual right protected by the Second Amendment. Kaine also voted for bans on private firearm sales and supported limiting the number of rounds a law-abiding person could carry in a firearm for self-defense.
I could go on, but suffice it to say that Kaine is no friend to gun owners.
Both Clinton and Kaine nevertheless voice respect for the Second Amendment, just as Barack Obama did before them.
But even as the national Democratic Party pushes to destroy the Second Amendment, gun control advocates obscure their true intentions with carefully crafted messages. That’s why they speak of “gun violence prevention” rather than “gun control.” That’s why they re-cast gun restrictions as “closing loopholes” or merely “common-sense” approaches to controlling violent crime. And that’s why a woman the media described as a former Democratic delegate and a volunteer organizer for Clinton told an investigative journalist that Clinton “for sure” would support banning guns but had to couch that agenda in benign phrases. “You say [stuff] like that and people will buy into it,” she explained.
But make no mistake, if pro-gun voters buy into the Clinton/Kaine act this November, they might never get another chance to get it right. The next president will decide whether we have a Supreme Court that does or does not believe in the Second Amendment.
And Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and the Democratic Party machine have made their position unmistakably clear.
(NaturalNews) As yet more proof of the complete lunacy of "gun free zones" and the truly delusional argument that society would be safer if all the law abiding citizens were stripped of firearms by a totalitarian government, guess who just stopped the Minnesota mall murderer over the weekend? A man with a concealed gun.
The MN mall terrorist reportedly asked each person if they were a Muslim before stabbing them to death. If you were Muslim, you were spared, but if you were anything else, you were murdered in cold blood.
These are the kind of Muslims that our traitor-in-chief Obama is deliberately bringing into the United States as an invading, occupying enemy force to overthrow America, by the way. Just today, news broke that the feds just granted citizenship to 800 immigrants with security concerns, meaning they just deliberately let hundreds more terrorists into the United States (to build more radical Muslim terror cells on U.S. soil, of course).
As all this is happening, the same corrupt, criminal government -- run by criminal traitors like Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama -- is desperately trying to strip away Second Amendment rights of the American people. At the very moment all these terrorists are being deliberately brought into the country, in other words, the Obama regime is attempting to disarm all Americans and make sure they are helpless against the murdering rampage intentions of radical Muslim terrorists. No American citizen should have the right to defend herself against rape, murder or assaults, the democrats insist... all while people like Hillary Clinton are surrounded by armed guards with loaded guns (and the physical strength needed to chuck Hillary's convulsing body into a waiting van like a side of beef).
It looks like terrorists have finally figured out where to go to inflict mass casualties on the most innocent of Americans.
On the same day as two separate improvised devices were detonated in New Jersey and New York, a knife wielding terrorist dressed in a private security uniform and claiming allegiance to ISIS walked into the St. Cloud Crossroads Mall in Minnesota, asked passersby if they were Muslim, and then proceeded to stab them.
The man slashed at least eight people and had planned to hurt or kill more but he was stopped dead in his tracks by a lone individual with a concealed handgun.
Off duty police officer or civilian is of no matter. What matters is that he had a firearm with him and used it to stop someone who had, up until his death, intended to injure, maim or kill as many people as possible.
While we understand that politicians like Hillary Clinton want to disarm Americans and believe that only they deserve protection, the fact is that guns in the hands of law abiding American citizens save lives.
Terrorists should not be given safe spaces like gun free zones to inflict damage at venues that are often patronized by families.
As Natural News readers know very well, I am a longtime firearms advocate for personal safety, which is probably one of the reasons why my name hasn't yet joined the "dead doctors" list that keeps growing by the week, it seems. (If you're a holistic doctor, you need to be carrying concealed at all times...)
Anyone who seeks to physically attack me knows that they're going to have to dodge bullets first. It's the right posture for a world that's gone mad with government-incentivized violence against innocent Americans, carried out by radical Muslim terrorists who are fully supported by our very own America-hating, Muslim President (who still refuses to call bombings acts of terrorism).
If you don't yet own a Glock 19, and it's legal to own one where you live, get a Glock 19 right now. It's a great starter pistol for both men and women.
The Glock 19: Your last line of defense against the terrorists being deposited all over the country by the Obama regime:
While you're waiting for your FBI background check to clear, pick up this horizontal magazine carrier. It's the most useful gun magazine carrier I've ever found, and it allows you to store an extra mag without that mag getting in your way. (NEVER carry just one magazine. Carry two minimum, because there might be more than one magazine's worth of terrorists nearby, especially since Obama is bringing so many into the country all of a sudden...)
Finally, get trained in gun safety and gun combat. Without training, your Glock 19 is just an expensive paper weight. If you don't know how to clear stovepipes, double feeds, F2Fs, misfires and other problems, then you have no business carrying a pistol in the first place.
When you get to the really advanced stages of handgun training, you'll be able to reload and rack your pistol even with one arm injured. You'll learn how to shoot with either hand and how to unleash extremely rapid pistol fire through proper trigger reset control. These are skills that every law abiding American needs to master to defend our nation against the invasion of terrorists who have been deliberately dumped at our doorstep, all across America, by the traitors in Washington D.C.
It is no coincidence that the Muslim terrorists bombings have wildly accelerated under the Obama regime. It was all part of the plan from day one. WAKE UP and smell the tyranny you've been living under. Stop being played by a government that considers YOU to be the enemy! Don't you realize yet that YOU are now the designated enemy of your own government? Obama and the democrats care far more about Muslim immigrants and illegal aliens than black Americans or veterans, get it?
If you're not already prepared for mass chaos across America, you're already behind the curve and need to make your personal preparedness an urgent matter. We still have a few Ranger Bucket 100% organic storable food pails available from a recent production run, but they'll probably be sold out by the end of this week.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/055353_Minnesota_mall_knife_attack_concealed_handgun.html#ixzz4KobKyPtP
Merrick Garland was the Justice Department prosecutor of McVeigh who denied McVeigh access to the media, who successfully petitioned for the sealing of over 100 records, and who arranged one of the hastiest executions in the 21st Century, a mere 5 years after the bombing. Thus he achieved a permanent silencing of McVeigh. Hillary Clinton has supported his nomination and continues to lie about the 911 black op and the alleged murder of Osama Bin Laden. (OBL had died long before that.) 30 Navy Seals in the operation were murdered in a helicopter crash afterwards.
There are dumba$$e$ that will still vote for her, and okay him for the supreme court. Hard to fathom.
Challenge the message and not the messenger!
The first person to resort to name calling and personal attacks automatically loses the debate!
Personal attack is often the best indication that the writer knows his logic is flawed and therefore tries to deflect attention by attacking the opponent, instead of attacking the arguments of the opponent.
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