“Constitutional Carry” simply means that you don’t have to have a “permit” or “permission slip “from the government to exercise your natural-born and unalienable right to self-protection. Yep, that’s right… you don’t need to get a concealed carry permit. If you’re a law-abiding citizen, you can carry a gun. Period. To some this may sound extreme. But can you imagine if the government required a person to get a “permit” to speak your opinion, publish a newspaper, and practice your religion?
Why not just have permit systems like most of the other states?
As free men and women, we shouldn’t have to get permission from the government to carry a gun, which is a right we are endowed with at birth. The founders of our country got it. Heck, they included an amendment to the Constitution that affirmed our natural-born and inalienable right to keep and bear arms. Truly free people don’t have to ask permission to carry a gun or any other arm. The amendment states “shall not be infringed.”
Won’t it be easier for criminals to get guns?
Criminals don’t follow gun laws. The ONLY people that follow gun laws are the good guys like you and I. The ONLY thing that gun laws do is make the good guys jump through a bunch of ridiculous government hoops to exercise a natural-born, fundamental, God given right. Shouldn’t there be a requirement for training or ability? Should parents be required to have “parent” training before they have kids? Should people have to get a “permit” before they can check out books at the library? I’m confident that I can make a legitimate argument that you should not be allowed to have children without an approved course in parenting. Poor parenting and poor education choices have caused MANY more problems in our society than guns have! The bottom line here is that you CANNOT legislate common sense. The majority of “shall issue” states require a PALTRY amount of ‘training’ in order to get a concealed carry permit. If anything, these laws lull people into a false sense of confidence that they are properly trained.
My position is that when responsible people decide to carry a gun for self-protection, they will go out and get proper training. The government is NOT needed to offer some pathetic guideline of “proper training.”