The passage of permitless carry laws in 2021 by Utah, Montana, Iowa, and Tennessee provides a good occasion to review concealed weapon carry permit laws in the US.
There are four basic regulatory regimes governing the carrying of concealed weapons in public. From least to most restrictive, they are:
- Permitless Carry
- Shall Issue
- May Issue
- No Issue (exists de jure but not de facto today)
The image below briefly describes these regimes and highlights certain caveats.Continue reading