Wednesday, June 22, 2011


So we can add Wisconsin to the list of Shall Issue States.

Over a year ago wrote this post.

In it I ran the numbers, last year there were 40 shall issue or Constitutional Carry states that amounted to roughly 66.5% of the US.

Now it's 41 states and 68.3% of the population.

So that's something.

This leaves California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and DC,

That's a tough list. Illinois and DC are no issue, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Maryland are effectively no issue. For Massachusetts, California, and New York it depends on where you live and who you know. Some areas are basically no issue, unless you happen to be rich, famous, or a friend of the police.

Delaware has an arduous process but apparently if completed tends to issue. And Rhode Island has two provisions one is Shall Issue, the other is May. Guess which one they use?

These last 9 states (plus DC) will get tougher, but things are definitely moving forward.


Weer'd Beard said...

Well Said. We'll keep fighting from the Mass Side of the Iron Curtain.

The Jack said...

I just talked with a friend that lives in NY. Buffalo actually, and he's seen changes in the culture and the issuing process where it's getting better.

That a major city in NY is even issuing is pretty shocking (Erie country), that wasn't going on 5 years ago.

Also the fees are much lower than they used to be.

So it's something.