Idaho moves to complete Constitutional Carry

On Thursday March 24, 2016, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed Constitutional Carry into law in Idaho.  Idaho had previously only required a permit within city limits, and this bill eliminates that requirement.  The bill had been passed by veto proof margins in both the state House (54-15) and Senate (27-8).  There are now 10 states that don't require a permit to carry anywhere in their states and Montana, which has the old Idaho regulation requiring permits within city limits.  People can carry without a permit in Montana in 99.4% of the state.  Mississippi is different than the other states in that you can carry without a permit as long as the gun is not carried in a pocket or a concealed holster -- people can carry in purses or fanny packs or some other carrying case.

In March this year, West Virginia also adopted Constitutional Carry.  You can now carry concealed without a permit in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana (99.4% of state), Mississippi, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.  Interestingly, these laws have frequently with very large legislative majorities in most states.


Blogger Unknown said...

Why in the world does Mississippi care where I carry my weapon?

4/22/2016 12:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So . . . how many of the other 39 states are "shall issue" vs. "may issue"?

4/22/2016 12:03 AM  

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