Half of US States Now Recognize Constitutional Carry

Half of US States Now Recognize Constitutional Carry

With the swift stroke of a pen, Georgia Governor signed his state’s constitutional carry bill into law on Tuesday afternoon.

Prior to heading to the governor’s desk, the Georgia House voted 100-67 to pass Senate Bill 319, and the Georgia State Senate voted 34-22 to concur with the House’s amendments to Senate Bill 319.

Georgia is now the 25th state to pass and sign constitutional carry and the fourth state to do so this year.

“This is a monumental moment for the Second Amendment, members and gun owners nationwide,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Half the country now rightfully recognizes the fundamental right to carry a firearm for self-defense as enshrined in our Constitution — as opposed to a government privilege that citizens must ask permission to exercise. Passing this essential legislation has been a priority for the NRA for many years, and we’re thrilled to celebrate this huge success.”

Other states that have signed constitutional carry legislation this year are Alabama, Indiana and Ohio.

As we saw on Monday afternoon, the federal government is working overtime to carry out a full-fledged assault on our Second Amendment rights.

Addressing the nation from the Rose Garden earlier this week, President  announced  as his new nominee for the position of ATF director, urged Congress to pass universal background checks and revealed the enactment of a new rule to address what he called “the epidemic of ghost gun violence.”

Thankfully, states are instead acting to protect law-abiding gun owners.

Florida Governor is planning to address constitutional carry during a special legislative session later this month.

It is worth noting that Nebraska lawmakers anticipated passing similar legislation this year, but the bills were stopped dead in their tracks in the state’s unicameral legislature this week. When asked about the bill in a Facebook comment, Nebraska State Senator — a true conservative Republican — had the following response, “thank the seven senators who switched from ‘Yes’ to ‘Present, Not Voting’ or ‘No’ in the second round.”

Screenshot via Senator Julie Slama – Facebook

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts echoed Senator Slama’s sentiments on LB 773, saying he was “sorry to see it fail in the NELeg today.”

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