Permitless carry, also known as constitutional carry, is becoming much more common in the United States. Twenty-one states have now passed some form of permitless carry, and given the overall expansion of carry rights over the last 40 years, it’s not unreasonable to imagine a future where one might be able to carry in almost any state without ever having to complete a firearm licensing or permitting course. There’s conflicting data as to whether permitless carry results in increased or decreased violent crime. Still, there is one thing that’s absolutely certain: if you choose to carry a gun without going through your state’s permitting procedure, there’s a good chance that you may end up committing a felony without even realizing it—all due to the Gun-Free School Zones Act.
Floridians with a Concealed Weapon and Firearm License (CWFL) no longer need to consider whether a religious institution either 1) operates a school on the property where services are held, or 2) holds services on rented or leased school property.
On June 16, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1927, the Firearm Carry Act of 2021, (commonly known as the constitutional carry bill) into law. HB 1927 (commonly known as the constitutional carry bill) will allow legally eligible gun owners 21 years and older to carry their firearms without a Texas License to Carry (“LTC”). But before you start carrying your everyday carry (“EDC”) gun openly or concealed without an LTC, there are several things you should know.
The 87th(R) Texas Legislative session adjourned on May 31, 2021, with several firearms-related bills passing. Below is a list of some of those bills, along with brief summaries and details on how they affect Texas gun laws that may interest you as a law-abiding gun owner.
At the beginning of April, President Joe Biden nominated David Chipman, a man famous for proposing that all AR-15s be treated as NFA items, to head the ATF.
In a recent win for Second Amendment rights, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the “community caretaking” exception to the warrant requirement does not allow police officers to remove a person’s firearms from the home without permission.
Can a judge sign an order allowing police to seize your guns even if you do not break a single law? In recent years, there has been a nationwide push for “extreme risk protective orders” or “red flag” laws specifically designed to remove firearms from people accused of engaging in conduct or making statements that others may deem “dangerous.”
On more than one occasion, I have been asked about a person’s right to defend themself or others with a firearm without possessing a valid Firearm Owners Identification (“FOID”) card.