Do you have the right to open carry or conceal carry a firearm in America?

Gun rights groups continue to push legislatures, law enforcement, and courts to restore gun rights

Fort Worth, Texas (September 18, 2018) – The National Association for Legal Gun Defense known as defends American Gun Owners in self-defense and violation of the rights of its members.  It has also given voice to non-members to alert and inform the gun rights community and provide real-time updates on the cases that have the interest of others.   It has been following the pure Open Carry case Charles Nichols v. Edmund G. Brown Jr., et al.  Mr. Nichols’ Federal lawsuit seeks to overturn California’s ban on openly carrying loaded and unloaded firearms in public, for the purpose of self-defense.

Charles Nichols, California Right to Carry

Mr. Nichols’ case is still pending in the 9th circuit court of appeals. Although Mr. Nichols is not an attorney, he was granted the extremely rare opportunity to argue his case before a three-judge panel of Federal Judges in February of 2018.  In over 20 years, there have been just three non-attorneys allowed to participate in oral argument, the other two won.  This November, Mr. Nichols will have been fighting in Federal court for seven years, on his own, against the State of California and against the so-called gun-rights groups who seek to ban Open Carry in favor of concealed carry permits.

Viewers may watch some of his videos and testimony here at his California Right to Carry YouTube Channel:

Mr. Nichols provides a detailed analysis on the Young vs. Hawaii Case, regarding its open carry ruling made in July of 2018 involving a Hawaii citizen arguing a similar stance that open carry of a firearm is provided for in the U.S. Constitution, under the 2nd Amendment and what that may mean for gun owners in that Federal circuit and in the rest of America at his website –

Mr. Nichols recently wrote that Mr. Young was very lucky in that he had asked for, and been denied, a license to openly carry a handgun in addition to his request for a concealed carry license.  After the 9th circuit court of appeals correctly held that there is not a Second Amendment right for a member of the general public to carry a weapon concealed in public, the concealed carry lawsuits in this circuit fell like flies.  Mr. Young’s “appeal would have been another dead fly, in a pile of dead flies.”

California Open Carry Review of the Hawaii Case and Other Reviews ( Channel):

Constitutional Carry as it has been called, has come to mean that if an American of legal age can buy a gun, they can carry that gun without the need for a state license or any license.

According to Open Carry Texas website, another leader fighting to restore gun rights across America there are now 34 states allow for unlicensed constitutional open carry (19) or licensed open carry(15), with 7 states considering moving to constitutional carry as of this writing. States like California and Hawaii have resisted the trend towards reinstatement.

CJ Grisham, Open Carry Texas

“The battle seems to be for a restoration of gun rights in the form of Constitutional Carry – the right to carry a firearm in self-defense without a license for law abiding citizens. If open carry was such a problem why is it expanding across America rather than contracting,” says CJ Grisham, Founder of Open Carry Texas who will be a featured speaker at the Convention in February of  2019 (another state fight for constitutional carry – meaning no need for a license to carry a firearm). is a comprehensive litigation protection membership covering individuals, families and businesses in regards to personal protection with the use of any weapon in all 50 states, U.S. Territories and Tribal Lands.

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One comment on “Do you have the right to open carry or conceal carry a firearm in America?

  • Gary Banks Banks says:

    Seems to me that the current crop of “firearms carry” advocates have completely left behind the most important obstacle to gun rights: law enforcement accountability. Weekly we hear of confrontations between passive gun carriers exercising their rights and puffed up ‘roid infused over-aggressive badge bunnies that site bogus “laws” and scream unlawful commands as they advance into and engineer escalating physical confrontations learned in their locker room training sessions simply because law enforcement either doesn’t know the law, chooses to ignore the law or doesn’t like the law. Citizens get unlawfully beaten up, shot, thrown in jail and bogus charges applied. These citizens are immediately punished through loss of liberty, spending large sums of time, money and resources fighting a system arrayed against them in its assumed guilt as law enforcers parrot “innocent until proven guilty” as though to look favorable in the eyes of an angry public. The public is not so ignorant, we know we are punished throughout all stages of the system and even if found innocent we’ve already paid a massive price, including those law enforcement paychecks, pensions and dental plans. Law enforcement is rarely, if ever held even tacitly accountable. Even lawsuits are ignored by police, as it very very rarely holds an officer personally accountable for his abuses, it simply pays any fine via the taxpayer that was abused in the first place. I’d like to see it come directly out of an officers retirement fund. I bet that might change an abusive officers outlook. It’s no wonder the citizenry of this country increasingly lack trust, faith or respect for law enforcement. Police consistently violate their oaths of office, lack self control, self respect and any degree of empathy for their fellow citizens, not to mention even a basic understanding of constitutional rights and lawful conduct. Police conduct themselves not in any respect for the law, but in a mercenary, “catch them at any cost” abuse of citizens and be damned of any rights. Their modus operandi contains the idea that they want subjugation despite rights and if they can find a way, any way including lies, manufacturing of evidence, perjury or false witness to get around that constitution then that’s the method used.
    It’s no wonder that so much contact between police and the citizens they are sworn to SERVE ends up in confrontation.
    And the police seem to think that when one of their rank and file is injured or killed, us peons are supposed to snap to attention and render a hand salute as though to show respect to those that abuse us.
    Personally, I want to study the hidden disciplinary records and speak to a few citizens that have had contact with the injured/deceased officer before I render any such respect.
    Until law enforcement is held strictly, personally accountable for their actions your “gun rights” hinge on whether any particular cop had a good night last night and whether they think they can arbitrarily generate a bogus scenario, put a couple of notches in their belt and have a good laugh about it back at the station.

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