Arkansas Campus Carry Bill Signed Into Law

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (above), a Republican, signed into law today a bill allowing licensees to carry concealed handguns for personal protection on college campuses, taverns, and the State Capitol building….

Report: Dearborn Cops Tracked Open Carriers Via Social Media Before Police Station Arrests

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Reader John Dingell III writes: There has been an interesting development in the case of two individuals who were arrested for open carry in the anteroom of the Dearborn, Michigan…

Florida Supreme Court Affirms Open Carry Ban

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In the matter of Dale Lee Norman v. State of Florida, a divided Florida Supreme Court affirmed the Sunshine State’s general ban on the open carry of firearms, even by…

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Course Review: Rick’s Firearm Academy Michigan CPL Class

The rain was coming down in buckets that Saturday afternoon. A good thing, given that all of southeast Michigan was in a drought at the time. Still, it curtailed most…

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Rumors of Florida Open Carry Law’s Death Have Been (Slightly) Exaggerated

Our reader on the ground in the Sunshine State reports: Like Westley in The Princess Bride, Florida’s open carry bill currently in the Senate judiciary committee, SB-140, is only mostly…

Sen. Anitere Flores Opposes SB140, Florida Open Carry is Dead. Again

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Our correspondent on the ground in Florida writes: Florida Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Greg Steube needs all five Republican votes for Senate Bill 140, which would legalize open carry, to…

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Update: Florida Open Carry On Life Support

Earlier today we ran a post from a reader regarding the legislative bottleneck holding up Florida Senate Bill 140 which would legalize open carry in the Sunshine state. That reader…

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BREAKING: Florida Open Carry Dead?

A TTAG reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes: I just got off the phone with Senator Greg Steube’s office. Tomorrow is the Judiciary Committee meeting. The open carry bill, SB…

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Random Thoughts About Florida Open Carry and ‘Gun Free Zones’

Florida is home to more licensed concealed carriers than any other state. Yet it remains one of the handful of states that don’t allow open carry (outside of hunting, fishing and camping)….

South Dakota Scores Second Highest Rate of Concealed Carry in the U.S.

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  At the end of November, 2016, South Dakota had a total of 96,227 active concealed carry permits. According to kelo.com, “Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says there were 30,029 concealed…

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Florida Committee Assignments Positive for Open and Campus Carry Bills

Florida has been flirting with licensed open carry for several legislative sessions. Some of the flirting has become rather provocative, to the point of teasing. Last legislative session, open carry…

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Question of the Day: Do You Open Carry? (Or Would You If You Could?)

It’s been almost a year since I started open carrying in Austin. The number of people complaining? Zero. O.K., sure. The fact that I’m carrying a gun may have something to…