Monday, January 23, 2012

CCW iPhone Reference

Legislation to make concealed carry permits nationally recognized between the states as been in the news of late. One push behind the proposals is to lessen the confusion and untangle the myriad of gun laws that states enact in ignorance of the U.S. Constitution. Gun owners have a responsibility to know the laws of their states, and of the states to which they travel. Even among non-travelers, having a handy reference can be a useful tool.

I've used a number of iPhone apps that provide references to these laws. CCW – Concealed Carry 50 State Guide is one of the newer such apps available for the iPhone. The main screen for each state provides a quick summary of the state's regulations. Links are provided for detailed information on reciprocity, transportation, restricted areas, and the duty to inform. Links to official state websites are provided where applicable.

The app also uses the phone's built-in GPS functionality to find nearby gun-related places such as shooting ranges and gun stores. Another feature allows the user to input the state or states where he (or she) holds conceal carry permits and the app will show a map and list the states that honor the user's permits.

Someday perhaps we will have elected representatives who actually follow the Constitution they swore to uphold and we will no longer need references like this.

Note: This app and others like it are for informational (or entertainment) purposes only. Be sure to check current laws, from official sources, before travelling. Be a responsible gun owner. 

1 comment:

  1. Good to know, though the reviews of the app don't leave me with a promising picture. I just pretty much play it safe (unsafe?) when I have to travel to NY and leave guns at home.


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