“No-compromise gun activists are building momentum for state laws that allow firearms owners to bring their weapons into public spaces without securing the government permits or completing the proficiency training now required in most parts of the country,” thetrace.org dutifully reports.
With the signing of permitless carry in New Hampshire eleven U.S. states are now square with the Second Amendment — at least when it comes to Americans’ right to bear arms without government infringement. As The Washington Post acknowledges, citing alarmist opposition, Constitutional Carry is on a roll.
Texas, Florida and the Deep South states are destined to get on board, eventually, as voters see that CC doesn’t actually lead to human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together or mass hysteria. And/or as support for the gun rights-averse Democrat Party continues to crumble.
But the real prize is California.
The Golden State’s gun ownership rate may only be 20 percent, but that’s 20 percent of 39 million legal residents. Some 7.8 million souls. More than that, California is the bastion of gun control in the US of A. If and when California “allows” its residents to practice Constitutional Carry, American gun rights will be in a very different place. A much safer place.
Will it ever get there? If so, how? If not, will there always be two Americas when it comes to civil rights?