Today, the Senate voted 34-22 to pass Senate Bill 319, constitutional carry. There was an effort by opponents to defeat the bill by attaching an amendment to criminalize private transfers of firearms, but the Senate rejected that effort, also by a vote of 34-22. SB 319 will now go to the House for further consideration. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT SB 319.
Senate Bill 319 allows a law-abiding adult who is legally allowed to carry a concealed firearm, to do so without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have the right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing concealed handgun license system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so. Currently, there are 21 states that already have constitutional carry. Of those, five passed such laws just last year.
Again, please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT SB 319.