This week, House Bill 414, sponsored by state Representative Isaac Whorton (R-38), was introduced as the companion bill to Senate Bill 24, the constitutional/permitless carry bill. Both HB 414 and SB 24 would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry. These bills recognize a law-abiding adult’s unconditional Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses. Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes.
HB 414 is currently waiting to be scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, and SB 24 is currently pending consideration by the full Senate. Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the House committee members and your state Senator in SUPPORT of HB 414 and SB 24, respectively.
Stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these bills.