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  1. Louisiana – SB 143 passed and goes into effect August 1, 2022. It allows Louisiana Residents with Military Service to carry without a permit. https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1290223 RS 14:95 Illegal Carrying of Weapons Not Effective until 8/1/2022 M. The provisions of Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall not apply to a resident of Louisiana if all of the following conditions are met: The person is twenty-one years of age or older, The person is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under R.S. 14:95.1, R.S. 40:1379.3(C)(5) through (17), 18 U.S.C. 922(g), or any other state or federal law, The person is a reserve or active-duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces; a member of the Louisiana National Guard or the Louisiana Air National Guard; or a former member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Louisiana National Guard, or the Louisiana Air National Guard who has been honorably discharged from service. At all times that a person is in possession of a concealed handgun pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(B)(2), that person shall have on his person proof that he meets the qualifications of Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph demonstrated by ONE of the following: A valid military identification card, A valid driver's license issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 32:412(K), A valid special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 40:1321(K). For a member released from service who does not qualify to have the word "Veteran" displayed on a state issued driver's license or special identification card, a Department of Defense Form 214 (DD-214) indicating the character of service as "Honorable" or "Under Honorable Conditions (General)" and a valid driver's license or special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana. No person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) may carry and conceal such handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance. A person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) shall notify any police officer who approaches the permittee in an official manner or with an identified official purpose that he has a weapon on his person, submit to a pat down, and allow the officer to temporarily disarm him. SB 143 2022 R.S. 40:1379.3 (B)(2)(a) A Louisiana resident who meets the qualifications of R.S. 14:95(M) shall not be required to possess a valid concealed handgun permit issued by the state of Louisiana pursuant to the provisions of this Section in order to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Louisiana. SB 143 2022 Massachusetts - Information Regarding LTC Restrictions After NY St. Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen from Mass.gov Firearm Services FAQshttps://www.mass.gov/info-details/firearms-license-frequently-asked-questions#information-regarding-ltc-restrictions-after-new-york-state-rifle-&-pistol-association-v.-bruen- Although Bruen concerned a New York law, the Court specifically identified the “good reason” provision of a Massachusetts law, G.L. c. 140, § 131(d), as an analogue to New York’s “proper cause” requirement. Based on this decision, any restrictions appearing on any license holder’s License to Carry (“LTC”)—limiting the license holder to carrying a firearm only for such activities as hunting, target shooting, employment, or the like—are no longer enforceable. As a result, if your LTC has any such restrictions, those restrictions are no longer enforceable. If you would like a new license issued to you to reflect this change before your renewal, you may contact your licensing authority. Otherwise, when you reapply for an LTC in the future, you will be provided a new LTC without any such restrictions provided that the licensing authority does not deem you to be a “prohibited person” or “unsuitable” under the law. If you have any questions, please contact the firearms licensing officer at the police department or agency that issued your LTC. Maryland - Maryland Shall Issue has put out information on how to apply after Bruen https://www.marylandshallissue.org/jmain/information/md-carry-permits Lots of info on how Maryland officials are handling Bruen decision and how to apply and get restrictions removed from your current restricted permit. I also want to highlight the State RKBQs Organizations. They are leading the fight at the state level and Handgunlaw.us highly recommends you join them in their fight for your God Given Rights! Not sure where to find a RKBA’s Org in your state. Handgunlaw.us has a state list which will give you a good start. State RKBA Orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/state_rkba_orgs.pdf State Firearm Forums Where you can ask questions and find info on your state orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Forums.pdf If we have missed a State Org or Forum drop us an email letting us know. If you have any info especially with links to that info about changes that are taking place in your state we would also appreciate an email giving us a heads up. Though we try we can’t see everything. admins@handgunlaw.us
  2. Hawaii – Maui County has added information on how to apply for a carry permit. We can’t see where any of the other counties have posted anything about the recent SCOTUS ruling. Hawaii is made up of 5 counties which the main islands are one county. Permits issued are only valid in the county of issue. But Maui County has added issuing info which is almost unheard of in Hawaii. Latest info is only 4 permits have been issued in all of Hawaii in the last 22 years. You can see their info down the page but you can also see their registration procedures etc. https://www.mauicounty.gov/329/Firearms-Information-and-Procedures Maryland - On July 5, 2022, Governor Hogan Directed the Maryland State Police to Suspend the ‘Good and Substantial Reason’ Standard For Wear and Carry Permits. Action Pursuant to Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down Similar Provision in New York Law. No other changes at this time on other issues on applying or places off limits. https://handgunlaw.us/documents/agopinions/LD-HPU-22-002 Suspension of G&S.pdf MD State Police Page https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organization/Pages/CriminalInvestigationBureau/LicensingDivision.aspx Massachusetts – The AG has put out an Advisory to all Local Issuing Authorities. The letter sounds good for the anti gunners about enforcing all of MA gun laws but what it says is the Just Cause can’t be enforced and if they meet the other requirements you have to issue. Time will tell if they try to do what NY has done but most likely will. https://www.mass.gov/doc/ago-eopss-ltc-guidance/download New York - The Governor has signed A41001 which is what I call a pile of garbage but lists places off limits and other items NY has changed in their laws on Issuing etc. Instead of Good Cause it is now Moral Character. Depends on who defines it!! You should read the bill. https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/A41001 Nevada & North Carolina - Nevada has put out a new list of states they will honor. The only change from their last change is they added North Carolina to their list. North Carolina honors all other states. Nevada seems to keep changing their listing adding and removing states. If you want to keep abreast of who Nevada honors this month go to https://rccd.nv.gov/Resources/Carry_Concealed_Weapon_(CCW)_Permit/ and then click on “Out-of-State CCW Permit Recognition.” Pay attention to the date in the URL as that may be your only tell if the list has changed since you last look at it. They have finally put a date in the lower right corner but they may never change that date if they update their list.
  3. Both New Jersey and California DOJ have put out Directives/Legal Alerts instructing the Issuing Authorities in their respective states that the Good Cause no longer applies. That will make it less difficult in these two states but not a walk in the park. Handgunlaw.us believes that the May Issue states will change their statutes/rules removing the Just Cause but they will make it as difficult and Expensive as they can. They will most likely drag their feet in doing so. We also believe they will expand their list of places off limits the same as DC did when they were forced to go Shall Issue. Link to CA Legal Alert - https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/media/legal-alert-oag-2022-02.pdf Link to NJ Directive - https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/agguide/directives/ag-Directive-2022-07_Directive%20Clarifying%20Requirements%20For%20Carrying%20Of%20Firearms%20In%20Public.pdf You should read all the SCOTUS Opinion. There are some really good things in there about your rights and issuing permits etc. One example at the bottom of Page 36 of SCOTUS Ruling are footnotes (Bold mine) that state the following: _______________________ 9To be clear, nothing in our analysis should be interpreted to suggest the unconstitutionality of the 43 States’ “shall-issue” licensing regimes, under which “a general desire for self-defense is sufficient to obtain a [permit].” Drake v. Filko, 724 F. 3d 426, 442 (CA3 2013) (Hardiman, J., dissenting). Because these licensing regimes do not require applicants to show an atypical need for armed self-defense, they do not necessarily prevent “law-abiding, responsible citizens” from exercising their Second Amendment right to public carry. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 635 (2008). Rather, it appears that these shall-issue regimes, which often require applicants to undergo a background check or pass a firearms safety course, are designed to ensure only that those bearing arms in the jurisdiction are, in fact, “law-abiding, responsible citizens.” Ibid. And they likewise appear to contain only “narrow, objective, and definite standards” guiding licensing officials, Shuttlesworth v. Birming­ham, 394 U. S. 147, 151 (1969), rather than requiring the “appraisal of facts, the exercise of judgment, and the formation of an opinion,” Cant-well v. Connecticut, 310 U. S. 296, 305 (1940)—features that typify proper-cause standards like New York’s. That said, because any permit­ting scheme can be put toward abusive ends, we do not rule out constitu­tional challenges to shall-issue regimes where, for example, lengthy wait times in processing license applications or exorbitant fees deny ordinary citizens their right to public carry. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf ________________________
  4. SCOTUS has overturned New York’s May Issue laws. It will be awhile before NY and most likely the other May Issue states update their laws and issuing regulations for issuing Permit/Licenses. All the states that are May Issue have very limited places off limits and will most likely follow what DC did and have a huge list of places we will be unable to carry even under their new Shall Issue Laws/Regulations.https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf Vermont Governor has signed a bill that updates their Magazine Ban Statute Per Bill S 4 which now allows for bringing higher cap mags into the state by non-residents for shooting matches. https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/BILLS/S-0004/S-0004%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf Rhode Island Governor has signed S2653 and companion bill H6614 which bans magazines that can hold over 10 rounds. Residents have 6 months to meet the requirements in the new law. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText22/SenateText22/S2653.pdf http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText22/HouseText22/H6614.pdf Washington The Governor has signed a Magazine Ban. Residents that have these mags can keep them but can’t buy/sell or bring any more into the state. Non-Residents can’t bring in any mags holding over 10 rounds. https://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/5078-S.E.pdf?q=20220305140501 Delaware has passed a bill but the Governor has not signed it yet but is expected to. This bill bans higher capacity magazines over 17 Rounds. https://legis.delaware.gov/json/BillDetail/GeneratePdfEngrossment?engrossmentId=25342&docTypeId=6 Handgunlaw.us is in the middle of updating most of the documents on the site to upload July 1. Indiana is going Permitless Carry and several other states have changes in their Statutes that are effective July 1. There is just a lot of work for all these changes. So none of the above changes will be added until July 1 or when they become effective.
  5. Georgia – The Governor has signed SB 319, “Georgia Permitless Carry.” The law becomes effective immediately. Those 21 years of age or older or Active Military or Honorably Discharged Veterans 18 or older who can legally possess a firearm can carry without a permit. See entry below as Georgia at this time does not honor all other states permits but with a valid permit Georgia Honors you can carry at 18. https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/60797 Additional bill the Georgia Governor signed today. HB 218 has Georgia honoring all other states: bill DOES NOT GO into EFFECT until July 1, 2022. https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20212022/207727 https://www.handgunlaw.us will be updated later this evening or early tomorrow with Georgia becoming the 25th state to pass Permitless Carry. Alabama, Indiana and Ohio passed bills to go Permitless Carry but their laws don’t go into effect until later. See Permitless Carry State listing at https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Permitless_Carry_States.pdf for info on when their law becomes effective.
  6. Nevada has now added Florida back on the list of states it honors. They removed them just about a year ago. As you can see by the link below their list was updated 1 Apr. 2022 and the only difference was Florida added to the list https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021%20State%20listx2_FINAL_modified%2002252022(1%20Apr%2022)PM.pdf Colorado – Effective Immediately on the Governor’s Signature of HB 22-1086. Colorado now bans the OPEN CARRYING of firearms in or near a polling place, drop box location and in a vote counting facility while votes are being cast or counted. You can read the bill at https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2022A/bills/2022a_1086_enr.pdf Georgia – NOT SIGNED BY GOVERNOR YET!!! The bill has passed the legislature and has been or will be sent to the governor soon. The Governor has stated publically that he will sign it. It will go into effect IMMEDIATELY when he does sign it. Handgunlaw.us will take a few days to get updated when he does sign it as there is a lot of pages that have to be updated with this info. The bill states If you are 21 years of age or older or 18 and Active Military/Honorably Discharged Veteran who can legally posses a firearm by state and federal law you can carry in Georgia without a permit/license. As in any Permitless Carry state you should carry your state issued ID and if military your military ID or discharge papers. This bill also changed their law and they will honor all other states permits which really doesn’t make any difference. You should read the bill. https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/60797 Refresher.Ohio Permitless Carry June 13, Indiana Permitless Carry July 1, 2022 and Alabama January 1, 2023. Which brings the total of Permitless carry states to 25 at the beginning of the New Year. North Dakota is the only Permitless Carry state that only allows for its residents to carry without a permit/license. Nebraska still has a bill that may become law making 26 states. We should know shortly on Nebraska. https://Handgunlaw.us keeps a listing of all the states that have Permitless Carry in a separate document. You can view this listing at https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Permitless_Carry_States.pdf A disclaimer on listing my own site. We make no money from Handgunlaw.us and have no ads. The site is free to all. We do what we do as our small part in supporting the “Right to Keep and Bears Arms!” Handgunlaw.us will be updated with this change is who Nevada honors late this evening or early tomorrow.
  7. Nevada has just added the above listed states back on their list of states they honor. They never tell anyone but just add to the list. The list still states Effective July 1, 2021 but look at the link when you go to the listing and you will see it states in the link Modified 28 Mar 2022. That is why I use the link below to reach their reciprocity listing as that is the only way you can see their latest edition and also the reason I check it about every day! Nevada has been adding and subtracting states from their listing for years. https/handgunlaw.us will be updated with this new information later this evening or early tomorrow. https://rccd.nv.gov/Resources/Carry_Concealed_Weapon_(CCW)_Permit/
  8. South Dakota – The Governor has signed three bills that will become effective July 1, 2022. SB 195 clarifies their current Stand Your Ground Law. https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/235699.pdf SB 1162 Updates the definition of Loaded Firearm that a firearm is considered loaded only if a round is in the chamber. https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/235683.pdf HB 212 reduces the cost of a South Dakota Permit to $00.00 https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/236252.pdf Utah - The Governor has signed SB 115 which puts more teeth in their firearm Preemption laws. The amended laws become effective May 4, 2022. You can read the bill at https://le.utah.gov/~2022/bills/static/SB0115.html Vermont - (Effective July 1, 2022) The governor has signed S 4. This bill adds a section Banning firearms in Hospitals. They must be posted. It also added a section to existing law allowing for Non-Residents to take high cap mags into VT for a certified shooting match. I had reported this earlier as passed and the legislature overrode the Governors veto. That was not correct. The legislature made one little change the Governor wanted and sent him this bill which he signed. All they changed was 30 days to 7 days for Background Check Waiting Period. You can read the bill at https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/BILLS/S-0004/S-0004%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Official.pdf Virginia – I posted about S 758 and VA removing Switchblade Knives from their law. The bill only allows for possession of switchblades. It is still illegal to possess a switchblade until July 1, 2022 when this law takes effect. § 18.2-308. Carrying concealed weapons still makes the carrying a concealed switchblade knife illegal even when the new law goes into effect. You can read § 18.2-308. at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-308/ The bill that covers another section of VA law that only allows for the possession can be seen at https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?221+ful+SB758ER+pdf that just allows for the possession. A Thank You to those who pointed this out to me.
  9. Indiana – (Not Effective until July 1, 2022) The Governor has signed HB 1296 making Indiana the 24th state with Permitless Cary. Effective date for Permitless Carry: July 1, 20222 Any person 18 years of age or older who can legally possess a firearm under State and Federal Law can carry a handgun openly or concealed in the State of Indiana without a permit http://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/1/f/4/21f4b4d7/HB1296.04.ENRS.pdf Rhode Island – The U.S. District Court Rhode Island has struck down Rhode Island’s ban on stun guns. Rhode Island was the last state with a total ban on stun guns. You can read the ruling at https://ecf.rid.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2019cv0612-46 Virginia – TThe Governor has signed S 758 which removed Switchblade Knives as illegal weapons from Virginia law. This change did not remove all knives from the list of banned knives. You can read the Virginia bill at https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?221+ful+SB758ER+pdf Knife Rights https://kniferights.org has a good article about; “Knife Myths: The Switchblade Act Bans Owning & Carrying Automatics.” at https://kniferights.org/resources/federal-switchblade-act/
  10. Try this link. Explains the changes. https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=18493&format=pdf
  11. Made an error on the Vermont entry. Was told the legislature overrode the governors Veto. It was just the Senate so the bill has not passed yet. Sorry for the Incorrect info post. Gary Slider Alabama - (Effective January 1, 2023) The Governor has signed HB 272 which makes Alabama a Permitless Carry State. They also amended parts of their parking lot storage law and Brandishing law. You can read the bill at http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2022RS/PrintFiles/HB272-enr.pdf Idaho - (Effective July 1, 2022) The Governor has signed SB 1262 which puts real protection on firearms and just about everything associated with firearms doing a state of emergency including Public Health Emergencies. The law also states the Governor can’t add or detract from the laws doing an emergency. You can read the bill at https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/S1262.pdf Ohio – (Effective Date near the middle of June) The Governor has signed SB 215 which makes Ohio Permitless Carry. You should read the bill to see the additions and redactions from Ohio Law as it is long and wordy. https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/sb215/EN/05/sb215_05_EN?format=pdf Vermont - (Effective July 1, 2022) The Legislature overrode the veto of the Governor and S 30. This bill adds a section Bans firearms from Hospitals. They must be posted. It also added a section to existing law allowing for Non-Residents to take high cap mags into VT for a certified shooting match. You can read the bill at https://legislature.vermont.gov/Doc... Passed by Both House and Senate Official.pdf West Virginia - (Effective May 24, 2022) The West Virginia Governor has signed HB 4048 which allows for the carrying of loaded firearms in vehicles. Previously only defensive handguns could be carried in a vehicle. WV is a Permitless Carry State. It also cleaned up the law as there were problems with carrying a defensive Long Gun in the forests of WV. The law prevents the carrying of an uncased rifle or shotgun carried specifically in a state park or state forest recreational facilities and marked trails within state park or state forest borders. The bill removed wording about long guns and other things. You can read the bill at https://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2022_SESSIONS/RS/bills/HB4048%20ENR.pdf
  12. Update: Looks like someone in SLED got the word. They have removed the map showing what states that honored their permit that showed WA, DE, NH and CO honoring the SC permit when they didn’t. Hoping they put it back but with the correct listing. I didn’t hear from them so someone out there must have made contact that got their attention. Thank You! Gary Slider You can see that on the first map on SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) site at which shows which states they honor. This brings to 29 the number of states South Carolina honors. https://www.sled.sc.gov/cwp.html#reciprocity There is a major problem on the SLED 2nd map which shows states they are saying honors the South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit. They are showing Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and Washington honor their License. These 4 states do not honor the South Carolina Permit. So be aware SC Permit Holders as what SLED is stating could get you arrested when you believed you were perfectly legal. You can see that for yourself at the links below. I have used their contact email to tell them of these errors and have left voice mail with those who are in charge of this and have received no replies. With these major errors on who honors them I am concerned there may be errors in who they honor. You can contact SLED at CWPquestions@sled.sc.gov or at 803.896.7015 Colorado - https://cbi.stg.colorado.gov/sectio...unit/concealed-handgun-permit-chp-reciprocity Nevada - https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021 State listx(16 July 21).pdf New Hampshire - https://www.nhsp.dos.nh.gov/our-ser...s-and-licensing/pistol-and-revolver-licensing This really doesn’t matter as NH is a Permitless Carry State but they shouldn’t list it as a state that honors the SC CWP when they don’t. Washington - https://www.atg.wa.gov/concealed-weapons SLED is also reporting that Utah doesn’t honor the South Carolina CWP. Utah honors all other states permit/licenses. https://bci.utah.gov/concealed-firearm/reciprocity-with-other-states/
  13. This actually happened over a month and a half ago and I thought I had posted about Nevada Adding Mississippi Enhanced back on their listing after removing it July 1. I updated the site back on that date but didn’t post it to the boards I usually post updates to. Sorry for the lateness!!! If you look at the URL for their listing it has the date that Mississippi was added back on their listing. https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021 State listx(16 July 21).pdf
  14. Nevada has added South Dakota (Their Enhanced Permit Only) back on the list of states they honor. It was either paperwork went out from Nevada and they didn’t send it back stating what their laws are on carry permits or SD contacted NV and explained things. We will most likely never get a definite answer. But again at least they have added SD back on their list. Hoping they add more back. If you want to watch it you can go to the link below. Look at the date in the URL they always change it when they update that list. Previous update was dated June 24. This one June 30. https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021 State listx2(30 Jun 21).pdf
  15. Nevada/Ohio - Nevada has added Ohio back on the list of states it will honor. Only took Ohio 11 days to get them added back on once removed. The new list is dated 6/24/2021. The doc when they were removed was dated 6/13/2021. The Ohio DOJ was involved. Nevada never states why they drop a state. The good news is Ohio has been added back on the list of states they honor. Hoping they add more of the states they dropped back on. https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021%20State%20listx2(24%20Jun%2021).pdf
  16. Washington/Oklahoma - Washington State no longer honors Oklahoma. They are stating that Oklahoma issues to those under 21 so they will no longer honor them. https://www.atg.wa.gov/concealed-weapons Corps of Engineers – Well the fix put forth by the Corps for legally carrying on Corps property has been withdrawn. All I know is what they posted on their site. Thing is nothing is going to change concerning Corps property at this time. https://www.regulations.gov/docket/COE-2018-0008/unified-agenda Colorado - The Governor has signed SB 21-256 which guts their preemption law. This new law allows local authorities to make laws more strict than state laws on firearms and their accessories. Saw a story where Denver was looking at banning AR’s. Looks like it is effective immediately. http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2021A/bills/2021a_256_enr.pdf Texas Permitless Carry – Not Effective until September 1, 2021. . . The GOA has put out a 2 page FAQ on the new statute. That FAQ also has a link to a free download from US LawShield that is really good at answering a lot of questions about the new law. https://texas.gunowners.org/1927faq/ US LawShield has put out a very good explanation of the new Texas law. It is free but you have to sign up to get it sent to your email account. Then you will get emails from them but you can unsubscribe at any time. I believe it is worth it. https://www.uslawshield.com/texas-constitutional-carry/ I am in the process of updating just about every document on Handgunlaw.us. There are many statute changes in a number of state come July 1. Site will not be updated until July 1 due to the number of changes and the time it takes to get it all done. Been looking at the firearm statutes for a long time and the more they pass the more complicated they get. It is way beyond the point that no one can know them all and with the way government is going anyone can be arrested. It is impossible to stay within all the laws as written. So we technically are all Law Breakers! Below are all good bills that make it better for us who wish to own and carry firearms but make things more and more complicated. Texas Bills that have passed. HB1920 Airport Carry https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB01920F.htm HB1927 Constitutional Carry https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB01927F.htm HB1387 Foster Care Storage https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB01387F.htm HB957 Firearm Suppressor https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB00957F.htm SB313 No sales tax on firearm safety devices. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/SB00313F.htm HB29 Firearm storage for public gun free zones https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB00029F.htm HB2675 & HB918 18-21 LTC if they have a protective order against someone, or considered at risk. Basically the same, but minor differences. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB02675F.htm https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB00918F.htm HB781 & SB741 Allow marshals to carry on campus. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB00781F.htm https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/SB00741F.htm HB4346 Allows one to carry and use on an Easement. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB04346F.htm HB2112 & SB550 Allow one to open carry using ANY type of Holster. (HB1927 also changed this) https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB02112F.htm https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/SB00550F.htm HB2622 Our version of the 2A Sanctuary state bill. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HB02622F.htm HB1500 Prevents State Governor or local government from issuing bans etc. on firearms and firearm businesses during a state or federal emergency. https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB1500 SB 19 prohibit state contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries. https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/SB00019F.htm SB20 Hotel Carry https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB20
  17. Nevada – Nevada just posted their new listing of states they will honor. They have removed Florida, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota and Virginia. They don’t give a reason they just posted a new list. It is dated Effect July 1, 2021. I am making the changes for this to the site now as those states are not listed anymore and there is no way for a person to know that those permits removed are still valid for the rest of this month. Florida will also stop honoring Nevada come July 1. Florida will only honor states that honor them. Also I have a ton of updates to the site coming up July 1 and have to start getting some of the work out of the way. https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021%20State%20listx2(10%20Jun%2021).pdf Louisiana Permitless Carry – Has passed both houses with Veto Proof Votes and goes to the governor who says he will veto it. Dean Weingarten made a post that tells about the bill and a Veto Session that will be held if he vetoes it and does a much better job on giving the info needed than I ever could. http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2021/06/louisiana-constitutional-carry-hb-118.html U.S. Supreme Court - Court has made a ruling that answers the question about Reservations and State Highways that pass through them and who has authority to stop you. You can read the decision at https://handgunlaw.us/documents/agopinions/SCOTUS_Tribal_Police_Can_Detain_Non_Indian.pdf Texas Permitless Carry Guide - The Texas State Rifle Association has put out a link to a very good guide on the new Texas Permitless Carry Law. The Guide is from US LawShield and is free. You can go to US LawShield (https://www.uslawshield.com/texas-constitutional-carry/) and put your email address in if you wish and they will send you a link to the PDF file or you can click on the link below from the TSRA https://cdn.brandfolder.io/5Z10RK5F/at/3grj768k34x5pqmmvhpc85c/TXCC-Guide-Single-Pg-Digital.pdf
  18. The Texas Senate has approved the Conference Committee Report on House Bill 1927 and it will be sent to the Governor. The Governor has stated he will sign it. So Sept. 1 Texas will be the 21st state to have Permitless Carry. There is a process and it will most likely be some days before the bill is officially delivered to the Governor.
  19. Arizona – The Governor a has signed HB 2570 which strengthens the Rights of Gun businesses doing a declared emergency. Bill will become effective on or about Ausust 28, 2021. https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/1R/laws/0367.pdf Michigan - The Michigan Capitol Commission has stated they closed a LOOPHOLE in their banning of Open Carry in the capitol building. Seems those with a permit could still open carry. Now they are saying No visible firearms. You can read the story at https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2021/05/17/michigan-capitol-open-carry-ban-loophole/5129756001/ Montana – The Governor has signed SB 504 that takes effect immediately. It strengthens the RKBA doing an emergency. https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2021/billpdf/HB0504.pdf North Dakota - I mentioned this in a previous post but have confirmed that North Dakota bill which becomes effective August 1, 2021 changes North Dakota Reciprocity. They will only honor Resident Permits from the states they honor. https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/documents/21-0774-04000.pdf South Carolina - The Governor has signed H 3094 The law becomes effective August 15, 2021. Sled has put some info on their website. https://www.sled.sc.gov/forms/regulatory/SLED%20Open%20Carry%20with%20Training.pdf The Bill https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/prever/3094_20210507.htm Texas – The Conference Committee Report on House Bill 1927 is complete. The House has agreed to the Committee Report and now the Senate has to agree. They should agree and it looks like Texas will be Permitless Carry come September 1, 2021 BUT anything can happen between now and the Governor actually signing it. https://lrl.texas.gov/scanned/87ccrs/hb1927.pdf#navpanes=0 U.S Supreme Court – The Supreme Court Unanimously Rejected Warrantless Gun Seizures. The Court considered whether police acted lawfully by entering a man’s home and removing his firearms without a warrant after he had expressed thoughts of suicide and was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-157_8mjp.pdf Handgunlaw.us - With the Dems in control of the Fed Government the Red States have stepped right up. There are more good changes in the firearm laws happening this year than any year I can remember and that goes back to 1995. COVID has made a lot of states update their Emergency Declarations statutes for the better when it comes to the RKBA. Just about half the counties in the USA are 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries and states are passing legislation stating no state officials will assists the Feds with enforcing Unconstitutional Firearm Laws in their state. There are 20 Permitless Carry states with 4 being added so far this year with Texas being #5 shortly and Louisiana is even in the running to be a Permitless Carry State. If TX and LA come through that will be a total of 22 Permitless Carry States. Also the Dems are showing their true colors and firearm sales are through the roof. 21million firearms sold in 2020 and 2021 is outpacing 2020 according to NSSF. There are millions of new gun owners! Now if I could just find some Ammo!!!!!!!
  20. Florida – Governor has signed SB 1884 which puts teeth back in Florida’s Preemption Bill which has been in a court fight for years and that issue was settled in Florida’s favor late last year. A lot the law covered in the bill was put on hold by the courts until Florida won an appeal last year. Then they added to it and gave it huge teeth to keep those locals from passing illegal ordinances. It becomes effective July 1, 2021.https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1884/BillText/er/PDF Idaho – HB 391, 392 & 393 have been signed by the Governor and are effective immediately. They put more restrictions on what things the State and Local Governments can’t do during a state of Emergency. Protecting our rights during a declared emergency especially our right to KABA. https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2021/legislation/H0391.pdf https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2021/legislation/H0392.pdf https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2021/legislation/H0393.pdf Montana – The Governor signed SB 370 last week which went into effect immediately. It vastly improved their emergency powers statute protecting Firearm and all their components of carriers, sellers and shooting ranges plus other liberties no government entity can infringe doing an emergency. Short and Sweet to the point and I wish every state would copy their Emergency Staute!!!! I have to say Montana has been doing things right when it comes to our rights. Worth the look . https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2021/billpdf/SB0370.pdf Oklahoma – The Governor has signed HB 2645 which goes into effect immediately. They updated their wording in the section of their code that covers outdoor events and defined minimum-security provisions that local governments have to have to ban firearms at temporary events. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20ENR/hB/HB2645%20ENR.PDF Oregon – Looks like they are going to make things more difficult for Oregon Gun Owners. The bill has passed and the governor will sign it. It would become effective 9/28/2021. Must have a Trigger or cable lock on a firearm and in a safe unless it is on you or under your immediate control. If not secured and stolen person can be charged. Capitol is off limits and Local Governments can post all their property. Airports with over 1 million boardings are off limits and they just about doubled the cost of permits. https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB554/Enrolled South Carolina - The Governor has not signed H 3094 but his spokesman stated he would sign it in the near future. The bill will allow those with a permit to open carry. One item also in the bill is SLED can’t charge for a permit. This act takes effect ninety days after approval by the Governor which would be sometime around the middle of August. https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/prever/3094_20210507.htm Washington – Governor has signed SB 5038 which took effect immediately. This new law bans open carry in or near demonstrations and around the capitol building. Concealed carry is still legal with a valid permit. Definition of a demonstration is really broad! http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/5038-S.PL.pdf?q=20210513051118
  21. First – I what to thank everyone for their kind words in replies to my post and what I do. It is very much appreciated. I don’t answer posts to say thanks etc as I will miss someone and don’t want to do that. So Thank You All! I enjoy what I do and I can’t do what a lot of other people do for the RKBA. I post these updates and take care of Handgunlaw.us as my little part. Kansas – The Kansas Legislature has overridden the Governors veto of HB 2058. Kansas will now issue Provisional Permits to those 18 -20. Kansas still requires those carrying under Permitless Carry to be 21 but their new law states they will honor all other states permits but you have to be 21 to carry under their Permitless carry law or with a permit they honor. Kansas bills usually state and HB 2058 states “This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.” In the past this has usually been July 1 of the year the bill passes. So it will most likely not go into effect until that date. http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/hb2058/ Illinois – An Illinois Circuit Court has ruled that the state requirement to have a FOID Card to keep a firearm at your residence for self-defense is unconstitutional. The ruling will most likely be appealed. I have not seen anything saying a stay is in place on this ruling but most likely the state will request one if appealed. Oklahoma – Governor has signed SB 672 effective November 1, 2021 which will allow anyone 21 or older or Active/Retired Military 18 or 18 or older who can legally possess a firearm (This would include long guns) to have in a vehicle any firearm loaded or unloaded. .http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20ENR/SB/SB672%20ENR.PDF Oklahoma – Governor signed SB 926 effective November 1, 2021 strengthens Oklahoma’s Preemption. .http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20ENR/SB/SB926%20ENR.PDF Oregon - SB 554 has passed both houses in Oregon and the Governor will most likely sign it. Allows more than 1,224 Oregon school district boards to prohibit Concealed Handgun License Holders (CHL) on their grounds. Bans CHL holders from the State Capitol and airports. Mandates one-size-fits-all firearms storage within your home and vehicle. Increases CHL application fees 2x and increases renewal fees by 50% and Implements felony charges and loss of your firearm rights for violations. https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/sb554/Enrolled Florence County South Carolina – The reason I got started with cataloging the laws was Mas Ayoob telling me to know the law better than those you are dealing with. That was 1995. Then I see stories like this and know that facts are needed and to be aware that you must confirm anything you read on the internet. That includes Handgunlaw.us. That is the reason I put the laws as written and links to them so you can confirm the law yourself. Florence Co Sheriff had to put out a story telling people that Open Carry had not passed yet and it was illegal. Some places are reporting the law has passed and he had stopped more than one person open carrying in SC. Remember it is up to you to confirm the laws. You are the one who will pay the price if something is reported in error. https://www.wbtw.com/news/open-carry-law-has-not-been-changed-florence-county-sheriffs-office-sends-reminder-after-increase-in-cases/ Texas – It looks like Texas will become a Permitless Carry State. The TX Senate approved HB 1927 which had already been approved by the House. The Senate made some changes and it has to go back to the house for concurrence. The Governor has stated he would sign a Permitless Carry Bill that came to his desk. If it does get signed it will go into effect September 1, 2021. This is the version the senate passed. It may have a few more slight changes before going to the governor but everyone is saying it is a done deal just the last I has to be dotted and T crossed! https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/pdf/HB01927E.pdf#navpanes=0 West Virginia - Made an error in my last post. I stated West Virginia would start issuing Non-Resident Permits June 7. The correct date is July 7, 2021. https://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2021_SESSIONS/RS/bills/HB2793 SUB ENR.pdf
  22. Florida - The 1st District Ct of Appeals in FL has overturned a ruling from a Circuit Ct. on a FL law that passed back in 2012 that would hold local authorities liable and could be sued and have to pay for gun laws they passed that were illegal under FL Preemption Law. The Circuit Ct ruled the law was invalid but the Dist Ct Upheld the law. Handgunlaw.us is not sure if a stay will be put in place as the local authority will most likely appeal. You can read the ruling at North Dakota – Governor has signed HB 1498 which strengths their use of force laws. The new law becomes effective August 1, 2021. You can read the bill at: https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/documents/21-0667-05000.pdf North Dakota - Governor has signed SB 2344 that prevents the shutting down of Shooting ranges sellers of firearms/ammunition/accessories etc and forbids the confiscation of firearms and carrying etc doing emergencies. The new law becomes effective August 1, 2021. https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/documents/21-1005-04000.pdf North Dakota – HB 1293 was signed by the Governor. The new law becomes effective August 1, 2021. The NRA stated this bill: expands the list of firearms that an individual can carry in their vehicle under North Dakota’s Constitutional Carry law. HB 1293 also removes the restrictions on certain times of the day when one can open carry, and reduces the residency requirement for Constitutional Carry from one year to 30 days. There is one item they are not reporting on. If this bill becomes law ND will only honor resident permits from the states they honor. At least it seems very clear to me that it will only honor resident permits from the states they honor. https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/bill-actions/ba1293.html Virginia – VA is adding more places off Limits. Any property where any school district employees work can be posted as off limits. https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+HB1909+pdf West Virginia - The Governor has signed HB2499. It is a bill that removes sales tax from firearms and ammo. Not just for a week but No Sales Tax until some dems take over the state and repeal the law which I hope that never happens. The bill also removes most if not all the taxes from businesses that produce firearms and or Ammunition. Property taxes would be greatly reduced if not totally eliminated. Even saying that they are wanting to attract businesses from the anti gun states. http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2499%20SUB.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=2499 West Virginia also just passed and the Governor signed HB2793 which becomes effective June 7, 2021. West Virginia will now offer Non-Resident Permits. Non-Residents will have to appear at a Sheriffs Office and must meet the same requirements as a Resident. Only those 21 or older can apply. https://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2021_SESSIONS/RS/bills/HB2793%20SUB%20ENR.pdf West Virginia – Governor has signed SB 458 which goes into effect July 8, 2021. This bill strengthens the rights of gun owners and gun stores in a declared emergency. https://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2021_SESSIONS/RS/bills/SB458%20SUB1%20ENR.pdf Note: West Virginia Bills become effective 90 days from the date they pass both the House and Senate unless they have a date specified in the bill. A good site to see how states bill become law and how long Governors have to sign bills etc plus other info on the States. http://www.statescape.com/resources/regulatory/regulatory-process/ Wyoming - My last post I stated Wyoming Permitless Carry Bill had not passed but most likely would. It passed the day I posted and becomes effective July1, 2021. There bill to remove some of the places off limits in their law which I really liked died. https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021/HB0116 LA/SC/TX Permitless Carry still have a long way to go before they can become law but at least they are still alive. Louisiana – Their Permitless Carry Bill current wording the way I read it only allows for Residents of Louisiana to Carry W/O Permit. This bill has not passed yet and the wording of the bill can change. First it has to pass! The Governor has also stated he would veto the bill if it got to his desk. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1208956 South Carolina – Permitless Carry Bill https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/prever/3096_20210408.htm Texas – Permitless Carry Bill https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/pdf/HB01927E.pdf#navpanes=0 Handgunlaw.us when be updated with these changes when they become effective. There are a lot of changes coming down the pike. Most seem to be good for the RKBA.
  23. Iowa – The Governor has signed House File 756 Making Iowa a Permitless Carry State. The Law becomes effective July 1, 2021. The age will be 21 or older to carry openly or concealed under their Permitless carry Statute if you can legally possess a firearm. https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=hf756 Kansas, The Governor has signed SB 40 which makes the law stronger protecting firearms doing a declared state of emergency. You can read the bill to see all the details. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/documents/sb40_enrolled.pdf Tennessee – Governor has signed HB0786/SB0765 making Tennessee a Permitless Carry State. The Law becomes effective July 1, 2021. It allows anyone 21 years of age or older and 18 years old or older Active Military/Veterans if they can legally possess a firearm to carry a concealed handgun without any type of permit. https://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/112/Bill/HB0786.pdf Virginia – HB 2081 has made Polling Places Off Limits beginning 7/1/2021. One Hour before they open until one hour after they close. VA is going backwards hopfully this trend will reverse itself. https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+HB2081ER+pdf The below 2 Wyoming bills have not passed yet but have a 90%+ likelihood of passing. Wyoming - Bill has not passed but will most likely be passed in the near future. The law would not take effect until July 1, 2021 but this bill would make Wyoming a Permitless carry state for anyone 21 or older or 18 and older if active/retired military. Wyoming is Permitless Carry for their residents only right now and this would make it legal come July for anyone who meets the age requirements and can legally possess a firearm to carry in Wyoming without a permit. https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021/HB0116 Wyoming - Looks like Wyoming is trying to one up their neighbor Montana. I hope they succeed. I usually don’t get excited about bills that have a long way to go but Montana did it back in February with HB102 that removed a lot of places that they had listed as Off Limits. I really hope Wyoming one ups them. You can read the bill at https://wyoleg.gov/2021/Engross/SF0067.pdf Indians, South Carolina and Texas To the best of my knowledge SC and TX still have bills on Permitless Carry in their legislatures. I have been busy with other items and haven’t checked on them for awhile but did see that Indiana’s Permitless Carry Bill was killed. Texas - https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB1927 South Carolina - https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/3096.htm 9th US Circuit Court ruled in a suit brought against the state of Hawaii that a person had to have a permit to open carry. It seems the Supreme Court should take up this case as other circuits have stated just the opposite. You never know how the courts will respond. The ruling: https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/03/24/12-17808.pdf Corps of Engineers – I really expected the rule to be adopted and from what I saw in the past it should have happened in February/March 2021 and we could legally carry on Corps property outside of their building etc but can’t find that date in the material now and they still say it is pending. I don’t know what is going on but Smells to Me like more than one fish died and the woke administration has quietly put a stop to the rule change. Hope I am wrong but it has been to long! If I have missed something on this please let me know. https://www.regulations.gov/document/COE-2018-0008-0001 Must Inform Officer on Official Contact – I get this question often and see it mentioned or ask about many times on firearm forums. I made this document up when Oklahoma changed their law and no longer required notification. It is linked in the FAQs on Handgunlaw.us Here is a link you can share to those you see on a forum when they ask that questions. People download things all the time from our site. My only concern about that is once it is downloaded it is static and out of date very quickly. I have seen pages and documents on the web that people have downloaded from Handgunlaw.us and put on personal websites that are 10 years old. They are so far out of date they are junk. That is one way that incorrect information gets out there and with Handgunlaw.us listened on the document it makes us look like we are out of date. I will keep it updated so it is always as accurate as possible. https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Must_Inform_Officer.pdf Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools Haven’t had the time to read this yet but it looked very interesting. A link for those who want to check it out. https://www.secretservice.gov/sites/default/files/reports/2021-03/USSS%20Averting%20Targeted%20School%20Violence.2021.03.pdf Handgunlaw.us will be updated ASAP for those law changes that take effect immediately. All others will be updated on the site when they become law.
  24. Arkansas – The Governor has signed SB 24 which adds Stand Your Ground to Arkansas Law. This means you don’t have to retreat if you are in a place you can legally be. Effective on or about July 30, 2021. Arkansas bills become law 90 days after the legislature adjourns which is scheduled for 4/30/2021. You can read the bill at the link below. South Dakota - The Governor has signed and these Bills will take effect July 1. With SB 111 South Dakota is cutting the cost of their permits in half. https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/219316.pdf SB 100 limits the government from putting limitations on firearms and weapons doing an emergency including those in the business of selling firearms. They added a whole new section covering firearms mainly because of the COVID problems and shutting down businesses. https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/219022.pdf HB 1212 Titled: An Act to Clarify The Use of Force. Has rewritten South Dakotas Use of Force Statutes. There is no Duty to Retreat. https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/219922.pdf Utah - HB 227 and HB 216 were signed by the Governor and become effective on or about May 5, 2021. HB 227 better defines Justified Use of Force with Utah adding a new section to their statutes. That is the same time their Permitless Carry law will go into effect. Utah bills go into effect 60 days after the Legislature adjourns. https://le.utah.gov/~2021/bills/static/HB0227.html HB 216 cleans up their Provisional Permit issued to those 18-20 Y/O. Spells out things that were not in the original statute. https://le.utah.gov/~2021/bills/static/HB0216.html Virginia – Roanoke City has adopted Gun Laws banning the carrying of firearms in their city buildings, Parks, Rec Areas etc etc. This makes 11 Cities or Counties that have banned firearms on their property. The Virginia Citizens Defense League has a listing of those cities and a little info about them at https://vcdl.org/CarryInfo Mississippi - The Governor has signed SB 2253 which becomes effective July 1 which will allow an applicant or renewal applicant to choose to have their permit noted on their driver’s license or State ID Card or get issued a separate card. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/pdf/SB/2200-2299/SB2253SG.pdf The above will be added to their respective pages on Handgunlaw.us when they become effective. Below are some very interesting items moving in state legislatures. Tennessee and Iowa - Iowa and Tennessee have Permitless Carry bills moving in their legislature. Tennessee looks very good as the Governor is behind the bill and the legislature has passed similar legislation in the past. Iowa is still 50/50. Iowa looks promising. TN Bill - https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0765&ga=112 IA Bill - https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HF%20756&v=r South Carolina has Open Carry moving in their legislature. SC is 1 of 5 states that doesn’t allow open carry. Permitless Carry was shot down in their legislature as far as I can tell. Someone will correct me if I am wrong on that. https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php Louisiana - Permitless Carry bill has also been introduced but hasn’t been moving in their legislature. It is getting lots of press. I don’t see it even getting a vote but then again stranger things have happened. http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1199929 Handgunlaw.us - Tooting my own horn just a little here and showing just how much you can research on Handgunlaw.us I have a new listing for my links checked. It shows the files and the number of links that each document has. Then there is a total that shows over 7900 total links on Handgunlaw.us Yes some are doubles but most are to Local/State/Federal government sites or sites that gives information concerning firearms and many statutes of the states covering carrying firearms. I check those links every 3 or 4 months. https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Links_Checked.pdf
  25. Utah – The Governor has signed HB 60 which will make Utah a Permitless Carry state on or about May 5, 2021. Utah bills without an effective date take effect 60 days after the Legislature adjourns. May 5 would be 60 days from that date the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn but they could adjourn earlier or later than that date. https://le.utah.gov/~2021/bills/static/HB0060.html Montana – The Governor has signed HB 102 which makes Montana a Permitless carry state. They already had Permitless carry outside cities and towns which was over 94% of the state but this change makes them a total Permitless Carry State. The law goes into effect when signed by the Governor but the section that allows for Campus carry doesn’t go into effect until June 1, 2021 and there is a catch in that law. You have to have the training that a person applying for a permit in Montana must have to carry on a University Campus WITHOUT a PERMIT!! The second link below is the state statute stating what training is required to obtain a permit in Montana. Looks to Handgunlaw.us if you are going to carry on campus you would have to carry your training certificate or a permit from a state Montana honors and Montana didn’t change their reciprocity statute and doesn’t honor all other states. The 3rd Link is a link to the Montana Page at www.handgunlaw.us and lists in the first section the states Montana Honors. The 4th Link is a link to the Montana DOJ and who they say they honor. https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2021/billhtml/HB0102.htm https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0450/chapter_0080/part_0030/section_0210/0450-0080-0030-0210.html https://handgunlaw.us/states/montana.pdf https://dojmt.gov/enforcement/concealed-weapons/ https://www.Handgunlaw.us will be updated later this evening or early tomorrow with the changes in these two states. Just Saying - What Montana did was fantastic not only with Permitless Carry but removing many places their statutes stated were off limits. Just last month they put teeth in their preemption laws. They also did what other states are doing and making little traps in their laws. Having to have the training needed to obtain a permit in Montana before carrying on a college campus without a permit is a great example of that. Other states have ands, ifs or buts in their laws that set little traps for those who don’t READ the laws. Massad Ayoob told me over 25 years ago and I quote: “Know the law better than those you are dealing with!” That is what got me started cataloging the carry laws all those years ago and sharing them. Read and read a lot if you wish to stay out of trouble. Get as much training as you can afford. Not just the shooting part but how to avoid trouble. What to do before, during and after a confrontation. You not only have to protect yourself from the evil in this world but also to protect yourself in the legal system of the Local, State and Federal Courts. It is better to be prepared beforehand than to play catch up after the fact.
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