Her'es the anti-gun local news take on the issue and the much better NRA press release.
Looks like Jan.1st 2007 is going to be a good day for several states.
As I wrote in the piece linked above, and revised here, now only two states have no issue.
48 Have some type of carry. 10 have may issue, 2 have no requirement for permit, and now 36 have shall issue.
Two states that are counted as shall issue but technically arent are Iowa and Alabama, where there needs to be a good reason to diqualify you, but it’s still at the Sherrifs discretion. Apparently there are some de-facto no-issue counties in Iowa (according to readers).
The two states with no issue are now Illinois and Wisconsin. The two states with no permit requirement are Alaska and Vermont (often Alaska is counted as a shall issue, because though you don’t require one, they’ll give you apermit if you ask, so you can carry in other states).
The 10 states with may issue are:
I think the Illinois, New Jersy, New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and California are lost causes at this point; but we should still keep up the fight as much as we can. Delaware and Maryland are both looking like they'll go shall-issue in the next couple of years if we can jsut push some more democrats out (2 steps forward, 1 step back), and Iowa and Alabama should be easy conversions.