March 24, 2022 – This month, Alabama, Ohio, and Indiana enacted constitutional carry legislation, eliminating the permit requirement for carrying concealed firearms. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed H.B. 272 into law, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed S.B. 215 into law, and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed H.B. 1296 into law.  With the recent additions of Alabama, Ohio, and Indiana, there are now 24 states that allow citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit.  This number is expected to grow as similar legislation proposed in both Georgia (H.B. 1358 / S.B. 319) and Nebraska (Bill 773) appears likely to be enacted.
This is excellent news for Second Amendment advocates in the face of a continuing push by the Biden Administration for significant additional firearm restrictions.  The states that currently recognize the constitutional right to carry a handgun without a license now include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
In addition, Renzulli Law Firm, LLP acknowledges and thanks Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc. of Cocoa, Florida for its donation of 9mm carbines to Ukraine.  In many ways, the war in Ukraine demonstrates the importance and value of having armed citizens ready and able to defend their nation. 
Renzulli Law Firm, LLP will continue to monitor new and developing firearms legislation around the county.  If you have any questions concerning firearms related legislation, please contact John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.