Wave of gun carry deregulation sweeps USA

Wave of gun carry deregulation sweeps USA

There’s gun rights policy grid-lock in the nation’s capital, where the Administration keeps proposing restrictions on gun rights through executive action, and Congress members primarily introduce pro-gun bills.

But the several states are another matter. Five states this year have sharply eased gun carry regulations, improving gun rights for over 38 million residents, and many more potential visitors.

This year a number of states have passed legislation providing for broad liberalization of gun carry rules, aiming specifically at eliminating or reducing the need for permits….

Maine followed Kansas and also passed “Constitutional carry” legislation in that state. This form of gun carry law has caught the eye of gun rights leaders.

“There are now eight constitutional carry states that allow citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Vermont, and Wyoming,” Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, recently told The New American.

And he notes, there are efforts underway in more than a dozen states to enact similar legislation. This movement is one of the very positive and encouraging developments regarding the Second Amendment and the right of individuals to self-defense.

Meanwhile other states are pursuing narrower “clean up” legislation aimed at repealing smaller but still objectionable vestiges of gun control….  Wisconsin repealed that state’s “waiting period” to buy handguns.