On December 2, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 565, which would have provided constitutional carry for Pennsylvania. While unfortunate, this veto came as no surprise to Pennsylvania gun owners.
Kansans between the ages of 18 and 20 years old may now apply for a “provisional” Concealed Carry Handgun License (“CCHL”), which—once issued—allows such licensees to lawfully carry a concealed handgun on their person.
In early 2021, the Colorado Legislature passed, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed, Senate Bill 21-078, the “Isabella Joy Thallas Act.” This new law will impose a duty upon Colorado firearm owners to report lost or stolen firearms. This law is currently set to become effective on September 11, 2021. However, if a referendum petition is filed before that date, the bill would then be submitted to Colorado voters for approval in the 2022 general election.
I never would have believed a time would come when I would walk into a gun store in Connecticut and hear, “Sorry, we cannot sell guns to anyone right now.” But this is exactly the situation we are currently facing in Connecticut. Was it a new law or regulation that shut the entire system down? No. The State says its new computer system, which is designed to make firearm sales easier, is not yet fully implemented. Let me clarify that: the new system does not work, and the stores are left helpless, unable to serve law-abiding persons who have a constitutional right to purchase a gun.
The Open Carry With Training Law Became Effective August 15, 2021: What Every Gun Owner Should Know!
On May 17, 2021, Governor Henry McMaster signed Act No. 66 into law, the Open Carry with Training Act. That law became effective on August 15, 2021. Anyone who has a valid Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) issued by the State of South Carolina, (or any other U.S. state with which South Carolina enjoys reciprocity), may now openly or concealed carry their handgun or a concealable weapon (a firearm having a length of less than twelve inches measure along its greatest dimension).