West Virginia recently joined the club, and now Idaho awaits its governor’s signature to become the ninth constitutional carry state in the country. Simply put, a constitutional carry law is what should be adopted in all 50 states; it doesn’t require a permit for law-abiding citizens to carry their firearms in public. If you think that’s a problem, or could lead to more bloodshed, you should direct your attention to Vermont. The state that is represented by Sen. Bernie Sanders is part of this small chorus of constitutional states, and at least 70 percent of Vermont residents have a gun in the home. I don’t see wild west-style conditions in the Green Mountain State that often espoused by anti-gun liberals when laws are proposed that loosen gun restrictions. But back to Idaho (via Boise Weekly):
West Virginia recently overrode Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto that made them the eighth state to adopt a constitutional carry law. For bills that are not related to budgetary matters, just a simple majority is needed to override a West Virginia governor’s veto. The state legislature is Republican-controlled. The new law goes into effect May 26.
As for Idaho, we shall see if the governor signs off on the legislation. Regardless, it’s another win for Second Amendment rights.