The Second Amendment Is The Permit

The West Virginia senate passed a bill that allows its citizens to carry firearms concealed without any kind of permit from the government. The issues is known as Constitutional Carry in that the only thing a law abiding citizen who is not otherwise disqualified from owning a firearm needs to be able to carry it is the existence of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

WV joins several other states that have done the same thing by recognizing that the existence of the right is the only thing needed to exercise the right.

No one should need a permit or a license or any other government approval in order to carry any firearm that the person is not disqualified from legally owning.

”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Yes, there are people who cannot own a firearm because they are felons or they are mentally ill. Those folks can have their rights restricted because they either have shown they are not to be trusted or they do not have the ability to understand and exercise the responsibility that goes with owning (and carrying) a firearm.

All others should need nothing.

WV is in the process of ensuring the people’s right to keep and bear arms, as protected by the Constitution, is not infringed.

No one has to jump through government hoops to exercise any other right and the same should be true for the Second Amendment.

There are plenty of states that have a lot of work to do in this area but it is good to see some of them leading the way.

Ever notice the places with the most stringent gun control suffers the most crime and the most violence (often from the very firearms that are “controlled”)? WV recognizes that criminals will not obey any law passed and that law abiding citizens should not be burdened with laws that do nothing to stop crime.

People should be free to carry or not.

That would make the country a much safer place.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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3 Responses to “The Second Amendment Is The Permit”

  1. pa says:

    Constitutional Carry states currently include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, West Virgina, Wyoming, and Vermont.

  2. Blake says:

    I have long held the belief that the second amendment is, in and of itself, sufficient to carry openly- there is a period at the end of the sentence, not a semi-colon, colon, comma, or any other punctuation that might suggest there was wiggle room to weasel one’s way into a less than robust second amendment- there is not, and the sooner that the spineless liberal morons realize that, the sooner that we can protect them.
    Obama to the contrary, a National Police Force will not do it- and I have it on good authority (several policemen from different jurisdictions) that that is what the Gubbmint is trying to sneak by the people with.