Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed permitless carry or Constitutional Carry into law.
The new law in Georgia will allow for any state resident over the age of 21 to legally conceal a handgun so long as they are legally eligible to own a gun in the first place.
As reported in The Reload:
“This is about letting lawful people be able to carry their weapon and protect themselves,” Kemp told The Reload in an exclusive February interview.
Georgia’s adoption makes permitless carry, often called “Constitutional carry” by advocates, the dominant way to regulate gun carry in the United States. It represents the culmination of a lightning-fast campaign by gun-rights advocates to liberalize America’s gun-carry laws. Until 2010, only Alaska and Vermont had the policy in place.
Kemp’s signing of the bill is also significant for his reelection campaign. Kemp had promised to get the policy passed into law back when he first ran for governor in 2018. Fulfilling that promise is likely to give him a boost in his primary campaign against former senator David Perdue and a potential general election matchup against Democrat Stacey Abrams.
Abrams has attacked Kemp for supporting the policy. She claimed it was unnecessary and unpopular.
Georgia’s adoption of this law makes it the 25 state to make Constitutional Carry law. This is an important milestone for 2A world and an important stand against the Biden administration as it pushes new gun control laws and regulations.