Concealed Carry Bills

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Walking into your favorite restaurant, you notice multiple people carrying pistols on their hips. One may believe that this is illegal, but every day more states are passing concealed carry bills. Concealed carry is becoming more common in public venues due to the passing of bills in more states. What is concealed carry? Concealed carry is the carrying of a handgun on one’s person with a legal permit allowing them to do so. The handgun must be visible from three points of view. In order to attain a concealed carry permit, an individual must attend one or more classes taught by a certified teacher. Handguns, or pistols, are used more commonly for concealed carry because they are small enough to conceal, and they cannot utilize most powerful cartridges (Ellerman). Concealed carry is used for the sole purpose of self-defense. The amount of CHL’s (Concealed Handgun License) is accumulating. Many states are now passing bills that will allow students, teachers, and employees to be armed on campus in the hope of eliminating mass shootings. Multiple businesses are now allowing customers, and even employees, to carry as well. As states are passing the Campus Concealed Carry bill, more and more citizens are becoming licensed. With the hope of eliminating shootings in schools, students and employees are now permitted to carry in some states. As of now, twelve states have introduced the bill which will allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry on college campuses as well as many private-owned businesses. Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin have successfully passed the Campus Concealed Carry bill. Ohio passed the Concealed Carry Law in 2004(Baus). However, the Ohio Concealed Carry law does not permit c... ... middle of paper ... ...y Signed into Law.” Students for Concealed Carry, 13 March 2014. Web. 1 April 2014. concealedcampus.org Phillips, Charles D., and Obioma Nwaiwu. “When Concealed Hangun Licensees Break Bad: Criminal Convictions of Concealed Handgun Licensees in Texas.” American Journal of Public Health 103. 1(2013): 86-91. Web. Robinette, Eric. “Edgewood Schools Passes Concealed Carry Policy.” Dayton Daily News 24 July 2013. Web. Schmieg, Mike. “Important Court Ruling in California.” Ohioans for Concealed Carry. Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc., 14 February 2014. Web. 1 April 2014. ohioccw.org/20142145110/ important-court-ruling-in-ca.html Voyles, Ryan. “Businesses must Make Decision on Concealed Carry.” Herald and Review 31 January 2014: Web. Wiseman, Rachel. “Campaign for Right to Carry Concealed Guns on Campuses Gains Tractions.” March 2012: 53-56. Web.
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