According to Firearm Chronicles
Dear state legislatures,
If Covid-19 has done anything, it’s shown us just how vulnerable our entire system is. Hospitals are overwhelmed, schools are shut down with no idea when they’ll reopen, colleges and universities are shifted to online-only, and many of us are housebound for the foreseeable future. It’s downright annoying, to say the least.
One area we’ve seen a problem has been in concealed carry licensing.
It’s understandable, really. Sheriff’s departments–the very people often tasked with some portion of the permitting process–are trying to protect their people from infection. While it’s an infringement on our right to bear arms, I get it. They’re in a tough spot.
But you, as lawmakers in your respective states, can fix that. You can take this burden off of them.
You can pass constitutional carry.
Constitutional carry eliminates the need for a permit to carry a firearm either concealed or openly. While many states already allow open carry without a permit, still others do not. Constitutional carry, though, would permit the carrier to decide which method of carry best fits his or her needs regardless of whether they have a permit or not.
The truth of the matter is, constitution carry–also called “permitless carry”–is the method of carry that most closely aligns with the plain text of the Second Amendment anyway. After all, it says the “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”