By Nathan Barton
Today, there are thirteen states that require NO permit (other than “the Second Amendment” as people are wont to point out) for carrying concealed. At least for people who are residents of that state, not convicted (or accused, in some cases) of any of thousands of crimes, not determined to be mentally unstable or deficit, and a few dozen other caveats. These that do not require a permit to carry concealed: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia
Mostly (but not entirely) Western states, these states are generally smaller in population. It has taken years of work by a lot of people to get these states to back off on a clearly unconstitutional as well as immoral limitation on the freedom of their citizens. Many still infringe on the God-given, natural rights of people from other states and lands.
Still, it is a much better situation than even a decade ago. But that is still less than one-quarter of the Fifty States, and probably (quick guestimate) include only about one-tenth of the population of the formerly united States.
Which means that it is yet another way in which the States are divided, fractured, and split apart. For which I, for one, am grateful. Continue reading