Monday, February 26, 2024

Constitutional Carry

 That's the big topic in the state legislature today.  Who can carry a gun in public?  Who should be allowed to carry?

Regular readers know that I'm a 2nd Amendment absolutist.  "Shall not be infringed" means just exactly that.  

But, the legislature is hashing out the details right now.  Some places will still be verboten: Bars, schools, federal buildings.  We'll have to see the law when it is finally passed, but it looks like Louisiana is about to rescind the requirement to get a license to carry a concealed firearm. Louisiana has been an open carry state since President Jefferson bought it from France. That has never been a problem.  We learned to deal with that a long time ago.

Still, it will be interesting to see what the legislature comes up with.  The governor is generally supportive of the idea, and will probably sign whatever the legislature passes.  Let Freedom Ring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

New Hampshire is a Constitutional Carry state and has enacted legislation that prohibits any governmental entity from preventing a person from carrying a firearm in any location, campus or building other than a courthouse. If any governmental entity tries to prohibit the carrying of firearms, the law states that the NH law can be used as evidence for a suit against said governmental entity. NH has also codified that the State will not comply with any unlawful attempts by federal agencies to "infringe" on citizen's rights to bear arms.
NH is ranked the safest state with most people carrying firearms at all times.
"An armed society is a polite society."
Of course, private businesses can do as they please but posting your business as a gun free zone will end your business. Some ask that patrons not open carry in their stores, but it is a request, not an order.