Thursday, November 22, 2012

14 States Now Opposing Concealed Carry Permit Restrictions


Kansas has become the fourteenth state to join in support of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, agreeing that a person does not need to show why they want a permit to carry their firearm concealed.

In a case before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia Kansas has been added to the list of states which oppose requiring those who apply for concealed carry permits to provide a reason for carrying concealed. Attorney General Derek Schmidt confirmed the addition on November 15.

The court is reviewing a decision by a Maryland district court which struck down a Maryland requirement that a person had to provide a reason for needing to carry their firearm concealed before a permit would be issued.

“Citizens who qualify to have a concealed carry permit should not be required to clear the further hurdle of showing the government why they need to have a firearm,” Schmidt said. “The Second Amendment protects the individual’s right to keep and bear arms and does not allow the government to demand to know the reason why.”

The Wichita Eagle reports,


  1. I've always thought, if you're going to have a gun permit, it should be the same as the CC permit. I don't think you should have to have a permit, just teach gun safety in school.

    1. They use to teach shooting in public schools! Amazing, considering today's mentality.

  2. We need to take this one strp further and eliminate the permit for CC entirely. It seems to me that there are many cases where OC is legal and no permit is required, yet to CC I need to sit through an 8 hour class on gun laws, gun handling, etc. and then shoot a target 20 feet away.

    Yet a person does not have to do any of the above to OC. Seems strange that a flap of fabric (shirt or jacket covering) can inflict such unreasonable requirements on a citizen.

    1. Seems strange that a flap of fabric (shirt or jacket covering) can inflict such unreasonable requirements on a citizen.

      Agreed and well said. I got mine by mail from FL, so I wouldn't have to go through the crap and additionally some liberal newspaper in NC wouldn't come up with my name to publish. FL actually gives you a few more states than NC, but there is a drawback which I didn't realize at the time and that is although SC recognizes FL licenses, it only does so for those who actually reside there.