Police Express Concerns Regarding Firearms Legislation

Several states are considering, or have passed, redefinition of “permitless carry” as “constitutional carry.”

Legislators from at least seven states are sending bills through state chambers that allow people to conceal and carry weapons without requiring permits and training. Supporters of such legislation say they are complying with the Second Amendment. As these bills gain traction, law enforcement officers have begun to express concerns about addressing rising gun violence if those laws are passed.

“It is going to promote lawlessness. I think that there will be people who carry weapons concealed for the purpose of being vigilantes,” Ohio’s Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey stated. “To vote for people to be able to concealed carry without a license, without any training, without any documentation, it makes it exponentially harder for law enforcement to prevent gun crimes.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for state legislatures as bills are considered that change firearm regulations.
  • For federal, state, and local law enforcement as they seek to prevent crime and protect citizens.

Sources: The Hill, CNN


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