According to the NRA, Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia are all considering laws that would remove the permit process from their concealed carry laws.
There are already four states that allow individuals to carry without a permit (Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming), and the NRA is stressing that low crime rates in these states is the perfect example of why concealed carry works. According to the story on USA Today, Andrew Arulanandam, policy director for the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, says that “our viewpoint is, a good person will always be a good person,” he said. “They don’t need a license to be a good person.”
South Dakota may be the next state to join that list. A bill that would allow any 18-year-old with a valid drivers license to carry without a permit within the state is currently on the desk of Republican Governor, Dennis Daugaard.
We’ll keep you in the loop as these laws move forward.