Republican Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday night signed a popular measure allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
Why do we spend time shooting? There’s plenty of reasons: self-defense, competition, hunting, pure recreation, maybe even as part of a job. But a common thread that underlies all these reasons to shoot is that just about everyone who pulls triggers “practices” at some point with the hopes of improving their skills. After all, we all want better scores, more meat on the table, or to be able to protect ourselves and the people we care about as proficiently as we can within reason.
A law expanding concealed carry went into effect Monday in Ohio.
A recently released statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council found that fatal accidental gun deaths are at the lowest levels since data has been collected.
- Constitutional carry continues to grow in popularity among states
The number of persons in the U.S. with concealed-carry permits continues to surge and has reached an all-time high of 15 million. More than 6 percent of adults in the U.S. have a permit to carry a concealed weapon; in 10 states, more than 10 percent of adults hold concealed-carry permits.
- Would allow residents of states with strict gun laws to circumvent certain carry restrictions