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The Licensing of Concealed Handguns for Lawful Protection: Support from Five State Supreme Courts


David B. Kopel


Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law


Albany Law Review, Vol. 62, pp. 101-132, 2005

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Examines five recent state supreme court decisions involving the effect of state constitution right to arms clauses on the carrying of concealed handguns. In New Mexico and Missouri, the courts ruled that, although concealed carrying is specifically exempted from the constitutional right, the legislature may create a system for concealed carry licensing. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that there is no right to concealed carry, but persons may carry handguns openly. The Wisconsin Supreme Court held that an absolute prohibition on concealed carry is unconstitutional, as applied to a person's home or business premises. The Rhode Island Supreme Court interpreted the state's two licensing statutes to read one statute as discretionary (may issue) and the other as mandatory (shall issue).

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Concealed handgun licensing, concealed carry, shall issue, New Mexico, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, Rhode Island

JEL Classification: K14, K42


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Date posted: June 15, 2005  

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Kopel, David B., The Licensing of Concealed Handguns for Lawful Protection: Support from Five State Supreme Courts. Albany Law Review, Vol. 62, pp. 101-132, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=742633

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