(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – A constitutional carry law has just entered into force in Alabama, making it the 25th state in the United States where residents can carry firearms for self-defense without government permission.
By December 2022, half of all American states had passed laws for concealed carry based solely on the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, meaning their residents did not have to apply for permits and/or pay a fee to carry a gun.
However, Alabama’s constitutional carry law entered into force only on January 1, 2023.
“Law-abiding Americans in 25 states can now carry a gun for self-defense without paying the government a fee or getting government permission,” Breitbart News reported.
The states in which Americans can now carry a gun based only on the Second Amendment are:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
A report by the leftist outlet HuffPost lamented the development in which more and more states were adopting constitutional carry laws.
“A remarkably successful effort to make firearms easier to carry has swept across the country over the past 12 years,” the HuffPost commentary said.
“The growing movement has chalked up wins in state legislatures with remarkable speed, drawing cheers from gun rights advocates while raising fears among reformers that the changes will lead to more guns in the street — and likely more violence,” it commented further.
The report noted that 12 years ago, there were only two states in America with constitutional carry legislation – Alaska and Vermont.
However, in 2010, Arizona became the third state to adopt constitutional carry, with Wyoming becoming the fourth in 2011, leading “the ball to keep rolling.”
While Alabama has been the latest state whose Second Amendment-only firearm law entered into force, the 25th state to adopt constitutional carry was Georgia.
In April 2020, Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, signed the state’s law.
The most likely next state to adopt constitutional carry legislation seems to be Nebraska.
Nebraska’s GOP State Sen. Tom Brewer has revealed he plans to sponsor a constitutional carry law in the new legislative session.
Brewer was optimistic there would be enough state legislature votes to make Nebraska the 26th state with constitutional carry.
A previous attempt to pass such legislation in the state failed, but the state senator has noted the changes to the legislature makeup after the November 2020 midterm elections.
“The very first bill that I will drop in the next session will be constitutional carry,” Brewer vowed.
Alabama’s constitutional carry law took effect January 1, 2023, meaning law-abiding Americans in 25 states can now carry a gun for self-defense without paying the government a fee or getting government permission. https://t.co/bkr6OGcsY1
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 2, 2023