AP: NRA Enjoyed ‘Sweeping Successes’ with Constitutional Carry

Constitutional Carry
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The Associated Press published a piece on April 19, 2022, admitting that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has enjoyed “sweeping successes” regarding constitutional carry.

On April 12, 2022, Breitbart News reported that Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed constitutional carry into law, making Georgia the 25th constitutional carry state in the Union.

A week after Kemp signed the legislation, AP contrasted Democrats, who continue to struggle for any traction on gun control, with the NRA, which “already celebrated sweeping successes at the state level in its push to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a license.”

The NRA’s Andrew Arulanandam told AP, “Whether the gun control lobby realizes it or not, there’s an increased appreciation and realization in this country that gun control does not make people safer.”

So Georgia is a constitutional carry state, and the 24 other constitutional carry states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

AP talked to gun control activist David Hogg about Democrats’ failure to even push for a vote on more restrictions for the Second Amendment. Hogg said, “Democrats suck at fulfilling these promises.”

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story misidentified the reporting outlet as ABC News. The report was from the Associated Press and appeared on ABC News’ website. The story has been updated to reflect this correction and Breitbart News apologizes for the error.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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