Concealed Carry

CASPER —A series of bills could eliminate gun-free zones in government buildings and meetings for those with concealed carry permits and introduce an “enhanced” permit that would allow firearms in the Wyoming Capitol. One of the three bills introduced at this year’s legislative session seeks to repeal gun-free zones in government and legislative meetings; it
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RICHMOND — A Democrat-led Virginia Senate panel voted Monday to advance a range of gun control bills, including legislation meant to address recent campus shootings at the University of Virginia and a Newport News elementary school. In an hours-long hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee signed off on measures that would tighten Virginia’s gun storage regulations and ban most
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Campus carry is back. The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced SB 10, the Campus Self-Defense Act with only minimal opposition, and now it goes to the full Senate.  The bill would allow individuals who possess a concealed carry permit to have a pistol or handgun on college campuses in the state.  Individuals must be at
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The US is in the grip of a surge in gun violence, a necessary result of political polarization. With the ringing of New Year bells all over the world, the US ushered in the New Year amidst violence. On January 1, 2023, the sound of gunshots, cries for help, and screams pierced the sky. On
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The Illinois General Assembly moved closer to a so-called “assault weapon” ban when the state House of Representatives passed the Protecting Illinois Communities Act on a vote of 64-43. HB 5855 is now headed to the State Senate as SB 2226, where it is expected to pass before going to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama on Sunday will become the latest state to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a state permit that requires a background check. The new state law ends the requirement for a person to get a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun in public. A person can still choose
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Governor Phil Murphy from New Jersey signed bill A4769 into law on Thursday, tightening gun restrictions in the state and triggering a lawsuit from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Back in June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to require New York applicants to show “proper cause” for carrying a handgun in
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AUSTIN, Texas ― Few people are more enthusiastic about carrying handguns than Mike Cargill. The owner of Central Texas Gun Works often carries three ― two concealed, plus one holstered outside his belt. He’s also enthusiastic about handgun education. Even after the Republican-dominated state legislature passed a “constitutional carry” law, which allows Texans to carry
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Since the horrific murders at Sandy Hook Elementary a decade ago, America has seen hundreds more mass shootings, a sharp rise in gun deaths generally, and an alarming turn toward gun-glorifying political extremism. Yet we still depend on hundreds of laws that keep guns out of crowded public places, stop teenagers from buying handguns, and
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HARRISBURG — The 2021-22 Legislative Session closed on Wednesday. There were more than 4,000 bills and 600 resolutions proposed in the state House and Senate, the two chambers that constitute Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. What follows is a look back at the outcome of legislation proposed by area lawmakers. Rep. Aaron Bernstine Rep. Aaron Bernstine represented
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Del. Brewer proposes allowing concealed carry in Capitol Square Published 1:08 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Brewer (File photo) Del. Emily Brewer, R-Isle of Wight, has proposed legislation that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring firearms into Richmond’s Capitol Square and surrounding state government buildings. Brewer announced the legislation, filed as House Bill 1407,
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This article first appeared on The Daily Yonder and is republished here under a Creative Commons license. A higher prevalence of gun ownership in rural America has contributed to increased suicides, raising the overall gun-death rate in rural areas above that of urban communities. Experts say some legal interventions that have broad public support could
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