Monday, February 15, 2021
Constitutional Carry Law
Due to the great deal of misinformation in the media, I feel compelled to clarify the actual law that was passed.
If you recall in class, if you haven’t taken the course yet, we will be covering this, that there was no law preventing OPEN CARRY, therefore it was legal to do. Because this would cause alarm in those that are not familiar with the laws, they would active 911 and a whole lot of excitement would ensue for no real reason.
To eliminate this, this law simply allows a person to cover the firearm, however, it does not replace the permit or its privileges that it affords. The primary differences are:
- Carry in Public K-12 School
- Carry on Higher Education Campus
- Firearm Purchase Background Check Exemption
- Reciprocity with 36 other states
- Carry loaded long gun in/on motorized vehicle
- Better law enforcement contact
The media has portrayed this as a replacement for the permit and that is far from the truth. As you may have seen, I was even active in the media campaigning to try to keep the dialogue on the facts of the bill, but my voice was small and was lost in the noise.
Please share will everyone you know that this is not a replacement to substitution for the permit and foresee ‘Constitutional’ carriers, if not following the law, could cause laws to change in the negative for all of us.
Remember: Education, De-escalation and Resolve conflict with words, not violence.
Carry on and be safe and wishing you and yours the best in 2021!
Aaron Turner, Senior Instructor