These States Are Poised to Allow Concealed Carry of Guns Without A Permit
By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon
In the wake of the 2014 elections, several states are considering allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit. Currently, most states require applicants to pass a background check, and some require applicants to to take a gun safety class.
About eighteen states are debating permitless carry laws this year. They include New Hampshire, West Virginia, Maine, Kansas, and Colorado.
Allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit is a very bad idea. Training requirements and background checks are very important for gun safety, and reduce the likelihood that shootings will happen.