Constitutional Carry – Why Do We Need A Permit To Exercise A Fundamental Right?

Constitutional Carry - Why Do We Need A Permit To Exercise A Fundamental Right?
Constitutional Carry – Why Do We Need A Permit To Exercise A Fundamental Right?
Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee
Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

Minnesota –-(Ammoland.com)- The Bill of Rights recognizes several inherent rights of citizens in the United States, including free speech, the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure, freedom of religion, and many others – including the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Many of us go about our days exercising these rights regularly. We choose our religion and church, or choose not to follow a religion. We attend rallies and gatherings. We write letters to the editor and door-knock on behalf of our chosen causes.

We do not need a permit to exercise our constitutional rights – except for the right to keep and bear arms in Minnesota.

Today, you must obtain a permit to carry in order to bear arms. We must ask the government for permission and receive a permit in order to exercise the fundamental constitutional right of bearing a firearm.

We strongly believe that approach is wrong – that no permit should be required for a law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm anywhere in this country.

Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee (MNGOPAC) Chairman Mark Okern explores this topic in today's MNGOPAC Podcast. It's only 11 minutes long and walks through the topic of Constitutional Carry in Minnesota. It's worth the time to listen.

In the 2014 legislative session, State Senator Brendan Peterson and State Representative Steve Drazkowski introduced constitutional carry legislation. This will be a legislative priority for MNGOPAC in 2015.

If you believe that the constitution should be the only carry permit that you need – please sign our 2015 Constitutional Carry Petition for the Minnesota Legislature.

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  • 10 thoughts on “Constitutional Carry – Why Do We Need A Permit To Exercise A Fundamental Right?

    1. I live in NY state, here we are told we have to have a permit to even have a handgun. The 2nd amendment says we have the right to bear arms, n yet NY says we have to have a permit. Now as I understand any law made that goes against my rights per the constitution, would In Fact be voided and nonenforcible.. i belive shall not be infringed would mean one cannot make me have to have a permit in order to have a handgin. Please tell me if this is not true.

    2. Unfortunately I live in Illinois, the last state to allow ccw. The state had to be taken to the supreme court and be forced to allow ccw. I still don’t feel I can exercise what should be my right. I have to continually pay a fee, take classes, dress a certain way to conceal my weapon, and am restricted from carrying in most public places including the entire city of Chicago. Don’t move to Illinois. I’m moving out as soon as possible.

    3. It’s just another way to get money from the American worker to fatten the wallets of the political machine….a permit is BS hen it clearly states in the constitution that our right to keep and BEAR arms shall not be INFRINGED

    4. We need to see more faux carry going on. A full cover holster (empty) and a guitar case with gun decals and a full size picture of an AR should become common place in public. We need to get the public and cops desensitized to seeing what they think are firearms.
      Cop ” What do you have in the case ?”
      Subject, “My private property.”
      Cop “Can I see what’s in it ? ”
      Subject, “Not without a warrant.”
      Cop presses the case and gets access to see what is in the case and finds a fly rod or a ‘duh’ guitar.

    5. I hold a Juris Doctor in Law and have studied the 2nd Amendment in depth….here is my conclusions. ALL GUN CONTROL LAWS ARE ILLEGAL ON THERE FACE…PERIOD…!!! These 4 words make the intent of our Founding Fathers is perfectly clear…”Shall Not be Infringed,” and any State Rep that passes a Law or Judge that rules to control our right to Bear Arms is violating his Oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution..!!!

    6. Here in NJ, both the Legislature and our US Senators are elected by an urban constituency that in no way reflects the political sentiments of the middle class. The type of voter that elects the likes of a Lautenberg, Booker or Menendez feels that they, their friends or relatives might be at risk if middle class law abiding citizens were able to defend themselves from violent perpetrators. Suppression of the Second Amendment is just another aspect of the class war that is such an article of faith to the Far Left.

    7. The US Supreme Court ruled in Murdock v. Pennsylvania, as follows:
      (Page [319 U.S. 105, 113]) “The privilege in question exists apart from state authority. It is guaranteed the people by the federal constitution. viz., The state cannot and does not have the power to license, nor tax, a Right guaranteed to the people.”

    8. The article is right. We shouldn’t need a permit to carry anywhere that is part of the US ! The liberal tyrannists are trying to totally deprive us of our constitutional right to carry anywhere,anytime ! I personally think our rights are being violated bigtime the way thing are now (AZ has got it right,no license needed) ! We need to exercise our 2A rights like it was meant,not the way the liberals want ! Stand up and fight ! III

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