Right To Carry A Firearm

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Personally I’d like to see more green. ¬†Blue is a good start though.

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El Duderino September 18, 2011 at 12:51 am

Awesome.

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hnl.flyboy September 18, 2011 at 04:25 am

hawaii is a virtual no-issue. no private citizen has been issued one since i’ve been alive.

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Chuck September 18, 2011 at 04:33 am

FREEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOM!!!

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That one guy September 18, 2011 at 05:25 am

Sort of.

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Leo September 18, 2011 at 04:36 am

Illinois is soooooo 20th-century!

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BJ September 18, 2011 at 07:21 am

sniff, I’m so happy. /Wisconsinite

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Mr_Rich September 18, 2011 at 08:35 am

And then there was one. But dammit why do I have to live there?

Rich

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Josh September 18, 2011 at 11:43 am

…why do I have to live there?

You don’t… move north! Or south, or east or west…

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jpcmt September 18, 2011 at 09:40 am

I had no idea it was that read in the 80’s. Is it because that’s when the Brady’s got started after Reagan got shot?

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Lightning Jeff September 18, 2011 at 08:43 pm

Nope. Licensed concealed carry simply wasn’t prevalent then; this doesn’t reflect any gun control initiatives as far as I can tell, only progress.

Proud and a little bewildered that liberal Washington state was among the first handfull of blue.

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T56-II September 18, 2011 at 02:16 pm

God Damn I love Vermont!

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Jay September 18, 2011 at 04:28 pm

This is another reason I love living in AZ. I work over seas, then come home and live in a warm sunny weapon friendly state. Did I mention our governor is pretty amazing as well?

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Jeff September 18, 2011 at 05:13 pm

For some reason, when I see Illinois is still red, I think: they’re probably still suffering from Al Capone, John Dillinger, and the like

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retro_joe September 18, 2011 at 06:07 pm

Another chart fail so soon? Wisconsin has recognized unlicensed open-carry since 2009. 2011 only marked the introduction of licensed concealed carry. Similar situations may exist in other states.

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Samael527 September 18, 2011 at 06:40 pm

Another victory for America!

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DaveP September 18, 2011 at 07:15 pm

You COULD carry a concealed pistol in North Carolina back before the CCW law got passed in ’94… BUT:
1- It could only be a S&W 5-shot .38 Special…
2-…loaded with lead round-nose bullets…
3- …and you had to be a licensed and bonded private detective or process server.

There was a section on this in my paralegal course in ’89.

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Punish3r September 18, 2011 at 08:25 pm

Glad I live in Alaska! Wish all of the US was Green! Hopefully they will pass the The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill (H.R. 822) this year.. was supprised by results last year! Sigh Almost.. almost.

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Frank September 19, 2011 at 12:37 am

No surprise the Pacific northwest is ahead of the curve, outside of Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming and Vermont.

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Jesse September 19, 2011 at 07:25 am

It’s impossible to get one in Maryland. You have to have death threats or regularly carry large sums of money around. IF this place would go shall issue I’d be a lot more inclined to keep living here.

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Dougefresh91 September 19, 2011 at 05:48 pm

New York and New Jersey might as well be red.

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DaveP September 19, 2011 at 07:32 pm

Yep- “May” issue generally means “Never” issue. Unless you’re handy with the bribe money or have buddies in the Party machine.

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Legacy September 21, 2011 at 01:22 pm

I wasn’t quite old enough to remember when Texas (my state) became a shall-issue state, but my dad does. He still jokes about it now, how the newspapers and politicians were all saying that it was going to be war-zone, or the “Wild West”. And none of it happened. Actually in the district of Houston I grew up in, crime had a fairly sharp decrease after that.

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