The Legacy of the Sullivan Laws

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You may not know what a so-called Sullivan law is, but you’ve probably already dealt with it in one way or another. Sullivan laws, as they’re known, were the laws…

Wisconsin Vehicle Carry Case: A Chance to Validate Open Carry Constitutionality

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A Wisconsin truck driver, Guy A. Smith, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. The handgun was on the floor of his truck. It was visible to an outside camera….

Texas Constitutional Carry Talking Points

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Rachel Malone (above) is a mover and shaker in the Lone Star State. The formerly unpaid gun rights lobbyist (and concert level pianist) recently became the Operations Director for the…

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Florida Open Carry Takes “Black Man With a Gun” Case to Supreme Court

Dale Norman, a Florida man arrested for openly carrying a firearm in 2012, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his misdemeanor conviction on the grounds that it infringed…

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Michigan House Passes Constitutional Carry. Will Governor Snyder Sign?

The Michigan House passed four bills on Wednesday, June 7th, that effectively would reform Michgan gun law to make Constitutional Carry legal in the state. People who where not prohibited…

Constitutional Carry on the Move in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin legislature is moving forward with Constitutional Carry in bill AB 247. In 1998, the people of Wisconsin voted for Constitutional Carry in a state referendum amending the state…

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Number of Carry Permits in the US Tops 15 Million in 2017

In July, 2016, the number of concealed carry permits in the United States was over 14.5 million and was growing rapidly during the election year. It’s now over 15 million, and likely…

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Constitutional Carry Bill Killed by Louisiana House Committee

HB 68 (constitutional carry) was killed in the Louisiana House Committee on Criminal Justice in an 8-5 vote. The vote wasn’t recorded, so we don’t know who voted which way. There…

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Texas Constitutional Carry R.I.P.

Rachel Malone of Texas Firearms Freedom writes: After a season of plot twists, Constitutional Carry in Texas is dead. Activists fought hard, as did the few legislators who took a stand…

The Road to Atlanta: Gun Rights Progress in the Last 40 Years

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I drove to the NRA Meeting in Atlanta this week.  I had been visiting family in Dallas, Texas, so it was only 800 miles. On the way, I reflected on the…

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Michigan Marches in Support of Second Amendment

  Michiganders gathered in the capital city of Lansing on Wednesday to show their support for the right to keep and bear arms. The seventh annual Second Amendment March, organized…

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National Reciprocity and the NRA: The Battle Begins!

President Trump is due to address the National Rifle Association convention this weekend. There’s no doubt that he’ll get a standing ovation for, well, lots of things. But especially his…