Big win for handgun owners. States can not block concealed carry

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A federal district court says states can not require citizens to show why they want to carry a concealed weapon.

U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg asserted: “A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”

I spend considerable time in Utah. Open carry is legal without a permit. Concealed carry there is “must issue.” The state must give the permit after the person attends a class. This is what the judge supports, that a citizen can’t be turned down for wanting to carry concealed.

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