The 25 states with permitless carry laws include:
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Please note that while these 25 states have passed laws allowing permitless carry, not every state’s effective date has arrived. Check your local laws.
Who’s next for permitless carry? South Carolina’s House passed HB 3096 in April 2021 and the bill is active this 2022 session, meaning it could continue on its way to becoming law. The state of Wisconsin doesn’t have it yet, but all three Republican gubernatorial candidates have made statements to the media that they’d sign permitless carry if they’re elected. Louisiana has a bill currently making its way through the steps to possibly become law.
Florida has considered it, but the last attempt didn’t make it past the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee. It was also tried by Nebraska, but ended up filibustered and removed from the legislative process.
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