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Getting a lot of questions about Permitless Carry With Montana, Utah and Tennessee having bills to do just that. Not guaranteed passage but things do look promising. Other states are talking about it but haven’t put in a bill as far as I can tell. People seeing our listing and asking in an email to conform that it is correct with some even stating that Permitless Carry in XYZ State is not legal and we are going to get people thrown in jail. Have also seen this question on some firearm forums. So thought I would post some information and places to find info.

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia have “Permitless Carry.” Anyone who can legally possess a firearm may carry concealed in these states without a Permit/License

North Dakota and Wyoming have “Permitless Carry” for their Residents only.

Some of these states require U.S Citizenship for their Permitless Carry statute to apply and a couple have restrictions on those carrying under Permitless Carry that those with a permit don’t have. You need to check out a state if you are going to carry under Permitless Carry. You can view a listing with a short synopsis of their law for Permitless Carry and a link to that statute at This listing also makes each states name a link to that states page at which will give you more information. The link for Permitless Carry states is also available in the left column at

Link for Montana Bill

Link for Tennessee Bill

Link for Utah Bill

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Thanks for keeping us updated here and on your informative website!

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Ooh, I hope this gets traction. Gov. Lee has indicated he would sign a permitless carry bill.
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First off, Gary, thanks for all the great, detailed, and truly helpful information you provide to all of us here on SF. I freely admit I’m way behind the power curve on giving you kudos, as I’ve been meaning to for quite some time Red Face .

To that, during my entire time in the military, as well as everywhere I’ve been after I retired, I’ve been and tried to be a similar source for carry information to all my buds, fellow shooters, and co-workers down here in GA.

Once GA became an open carry state, was it initially a requirement to still have a carry permit to carry openly? I understand it is now, and I personally have no problem with that; but has it always been that way for GA; or was that a change that was instituted at some point after the fact?

I ask because at NO point in time do I recall when the open-carry allowance first went into affect in this state that it was a requirement to (also) have a permit, regardless of the type of carry; NOT “just” concealed. I, like most (or at least, many) was under the impression you only had to have your permit to carry concealed; the “exception” to that was to carry openly.

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