What is Constitutional Carry? And Why Are So Many States Adopting It?

Project ar15 Apr 20, 2024
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Constitutional Carry: Empowering Individuals and Upholding Rights

In the heart of every American beats the fundamental desire for freedom – a freedom enshrined in the Constitution and echoed in the call for constitutional carry. But what exactly is constitutional carry? It's the embodiment of our Second Amendment rights, allowing individuals to carry concealed firearms without the need for a permit, provided they are legally allowed to possess a firearm. It's a direct affirmation that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Constitutional carry stands as a testament to the essence of American liberty, defying any notion that citizens must seek permission from the government to exercise their inherent rights. After all, no other right requires prior approval or permit for its exercise – not speech, not religion. Our rights are not contingent on government sanction; they are innate, existing independently of any governmental authority. Even though this is a fundamental notion of our nations history, is has been obscured in recent history with the tolerance of unconstitutional infringements that have been implemented under the guise of "law" in states like New York, California, Hawaii, Illinois etc. Where firearms ownership is heavily regulated with unconstitutional "may issue" laws. Which substantially burden those who wish to defend themselves with a subjective approval process based on no objective standard or criteria. This is at very least a hinderance which constitutes an infringement. Constitutional Carry is the complete opposite of these unconstitutional infringements; No permit or approval needed. The way it should be. 

Why is the spread of constitutional carry so significant?

Beyond the legal intricacies, it has profound implications for society. By empowering individuals to defend themselves, it fosters a culture of self-reliance and responsibility. As the adage goes, an armed society is a polite society. When criminals perceive that potential victims may be armed, they are deterred from committing crimes, ultimately leading to safer communities.

Conversely, areas with strict gun control laws inadvertently create a breeding ground for criminal activity. Criminals know that law-abiding citizens, who adhere to unconstitutional restrictions, are left defenseless. This power dynamic emboldens criminals and endangers innocent lives. Constitutional carry levels the playing field, ensuring that individuals can protect themselves and their loved ones without undue government interference.

Moreover, constitutional carry liberates individuals from the bureaucratic hurdles of obtaining permits. It saves time and money that would otherwise be spent on training courses and application fees. Why should exercising a fundamental right require qualification or financial investment? Our rights are inherent, not commodities to be bought or sold.

With 29 states embracing constitutional carry, including the recent addition of South Carolina, it's evident that this movement is deeply ingrained in our culture, history, and inalienable rights. We, the people, demand that our government refrain from infringing upon our right to keep and bear arms. It's not merely a matter of policy; it's a reaffirmation of our identity as Americans – free, empowered, and unyielding in the defense of our liberties. In embracing constitutional carry, we uphold the true spirit of the Second Amendment and reaffirm our commitment to the principles upon which this nation was founded.