Exactly two centuries later, in 2013, Illinois became the last state to rescind an outright ban on concealed weapons and to create a procedure for issuing permits to carry them. In the preceding quarter century, the number of states that banned carrying concealed weapons went from 16 to none, while the number of states with no permit requirement at all went from one to five. The reason: changing attitudes, and aggressive state-by-state campaigning by gun-rights groups.
It's a trend with Idaho at the forefront - a move to do away with concealed carry laws. Legislation is pending in 16 other states to end concealed weapons permit requirements and to enact what gun-rights advocates refer to as "constitutional carry."
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