Tag: concealed carry

Pro-2nd Amendment Groups Ask Court to Block NYC’s ‘Proper Cause’ Concealed Carry Permit Rule

In light of the latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found New York state’s “proper cause” requirement for a concealed weapons permit to be unconstitutional, pro-Second Amendment groups are seeking to block a similar permit regulation in New York City, which they say “is just as bad if not worse.” The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF),…


Ohio’s Permitless Concealed Carry Gun Law Takes Effect

Ohio residents can now carry concealed firearms without a permit after a so called Constitutional carry law went in effect on June 13. The controversial bill, Senate Bill 215, was signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on March 14. The law came into effect on June 13, the same day DeWine signed a law which…


Ohio Gov. DeWine Signs Bill to Eliminate Permit Mandate for Concealed Carry

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed into law a constitutional carry bill that allows permitless concealed carry in the state. The bill, Senate Bill 215, dubbed “Constitutional Carry” by its backers, was introduced by state Sen. Terry Johnson, a Republican from southern Ohio’s Scioto County. It will allow anyone aged 21 and above who…


Leaving Gun in Carryon Bag Will Mean Losing Concealed Carry Permit in Pittsburgh

You can’t bring more than 3.4 ounces of shampoo in your carry-on bag onto a commercial airplane. Or a gun. But too many travelers at Pittsburgh International Airport have forgotten the ‘no guns in your carry-on rule’ and now, officials there are cracking down. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers have found 27 firearms at the…


Louisiana Senate Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

The Louisiana Legislature on Wednesday ended its first-ever veto session failing to override any vetos by Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, including a bill that would have nixed the current permit and training requirements for carrying a concealed handgun. A Republican-led effort in the Louisiana Senate on Tuesday failed to override Democrat Gov. John Bel…


Chicago Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Gunman Who Killed 1, Injured 2: Police

A concealed carry permit holder shot a gunman who allegedly opened fire at a Fourth of July party near Chicago over the weekend. Calvin Gonnigan, 34, is accused of opening fire at the party, killing a woman, and injuring two more. The deceased victim was identified as 45-year-old Janina Ford, officials told the Chicago Sun-Times. After…


Louisiana Governor Vetoes Gun Law, Retains Concealed Carry Permit Requirement

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed bipartisan legislation that would have nixed the permit requirement for carrying a concealed handgun. The governor, a Democrat, said he’s a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and an “enthusiastic outdoorsman and hunter,” but he can’t support permitless concealed carry. “I simply cannot support carrying a concealed carry…


Louisiana Governor Vetos Gun Law, Retains Concealed Carry Permit Requirement

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edward vetoed a bill passed by the bipartisan state lawmakers that would have nixed the permit requirement for carrying a concealed handgun. The governor, a Democrat, said he’s a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and an “enthusiastic outdoorsman and hunter,” but he can’t support permitless concealed carry. “I simply cannot…


Teacher Uses Concealed Gun to Stop Alleged Schoolyard Kidnapping of Utah Girl

A school teacher in Ogden, Utah has been hailed a hero for preventing the alleged kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl from a school playground by using his concealed firearm. Lt. Brian Eynon of the Ogden City Police Department described the incident to ABC4. “An employee was watching the kids from the inside and observed the…


Kansas Lawmakers Override Governor’s Gun Bill Veto, Lowering Concealed Carry Age to 18

Kansas lawmakers on Monday voted to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a gun bill, lowering the minimum concealed carry age from 21 to 18 years of age. After a short discussion, the House voted 84 to 39 to override the Democratic governor’s veto of HB 2058 that proposes to let more people carry guns…