The Nanny State and Constitutional Carry

Constitutional Carry, the ability to carry concealed without obtaining the states permission, is sweeping the country. At present there are 21 Constitutional Carry states. Legislatures in several other states are currently considering the idea. Last week I wrote an article on Constitutional Carry and we were discussing the article on the radio show. I mentioned […]

Will Your Carry Gun Work When You Need It?

Will your carry gun work when you need it? Are you sure? Recently I read an article by Greg Ellifritz on the subject. Ellifritz is a retired law enforcement officer (LEO) and is currently an author and trainer. He trains LEOs and civilians through his Active Response Training School. In addition, he writes regularly, and […]

Concealed Carry and Training

Many jurisdictions require a minimum level of training and qualification in order to issue a concealed carry permit. Many do not. California requires eight hours of training which includes passing a fifteen round qualification shoot at the range. There are many good arguments for and against a mandatory training requirement. Where there is little argument […]

SCOTUS to Hear Second Amendment Case – What Could That Mean For Gun Owners?

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has finally agreed to hear a Second Amendment (2A) case. The case, New York Rifle and Pistol Association vs Corlett, concerns concealed carry and will be heard in the next session which begins in October 2021. The question presented is whether the 2A allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding […]

Concealed Carry – A Right or a Privilege?

The right to keep and bear arms is a natural human right that is protected by the Second Amendment. Yet there are those who argue that this is a privilege granted by the government rather than a natural right. Let’s take a closer look. The privilege argument has been around for many years and is […]