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Stephanie Paige Ogburn | Jul 01, 2011 11:25 AM

“Starting Friday, Wyoming will join three other states in allowing individuals to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.”

Which inspired me to make this flow chart to help you decide if YOU can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Can you? Read the flow chart to find out...

Concealed Gun flowchart

View the flowchart in its original large format glory on our Tumblr.

Stephanie Paige Ogburn is the online editor at High Country News.

Jason Stimpel
Jason Stimpel
Jul 01, 2011 12:52 PM
Um...anybody using a man-purse would have been in a mental institution at some time in the past, so your chart is wrong.

Lol. Just kidding, just kidding.
Ray Ring
Ray Ring Subscriber
Jul 01, 2011 12:57 PM
Montana deserves a mention, because Montanans can carry a concealed gun without a permit as long as they're outside city limits -- meaning, nearly everywhere in Montana. I asked an expert, Gary Marbut, head of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, for details, and he says: "A permit is not required to carry concealed in 99.4% of Montana (outside city limits); a permit is not required even inside city limits in a person's home or place of business." But Marbut adds, even if a Montanan has a permit to carry concealed inside city limits, "there are certain places where that permit may not be exercised, such as in a bar, bank or publicly-owned and staffed building."
George McCloskey
George McCloskey
Jul 01, 2011 09:34 PM
Why the hysteria and phobia against concealed weapons? Would you rather that people carry them exposed? Or is this an anti-gun hit piece...
Bruce Smithhammer
Bruce Smithhammer Subscriber
Jul 02, 2011 09:07 PM
According to Idaho state law:

"If you are outside the city limits or confines of a city, and, if you are hunting, fishing, trapping or some other lawful outdoor activity, you are not required to have a concealed weapons permit."

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