Hi, it’s Austin Davis, National Director of Training for Concealed Coalition. We get questions from our members all the time, and this is one of the most common:
What is constitutional carry?
Defining Constitutional Carry
Constitutional carry is also called unrestricted carry or permitless carry. Regardless of the name, the simplest answer is that this is the right to carry without having to ask the government for permission or getting permission in some manner.
In most places with permitless carry, this means if you can legally buy a gun, you can legally carry a gun.
Staying Aware of the Laws
Please know, even with constitutional carry, there’s still an excellent chance in your state or location that there will be some places and circumstances where constitutional carry will be forbidden or even restricted.
Basically, with constitutional carry, it’s your right to carry, but your responsibility to know the limitations and exceptions to those rights. Please be especially knowledgeable if you leave your state or enter federal or restricted spaces because your rights and responsibilities may change.
At the time of this post, 27 states have legalized constitutional carry, and others have brought it up for discussion, so this is an area of gun law well worth taking time to know.
If you have any other questions, you can actually text them to me! Get on my contact list by texting me at 713-528-8411 today!