Responsibly armed Americans want to know, can you carry a firearm without a permit or license? Criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve has a complex answer for that simple question.

State Laws Differ on Concealed Carry Without a Permit

Basically, it depends. Some states have constitutional carry, which allows firearms to be carried without a permit. Other states allow open carry but not concealed carry without a permit. Other than where you’re carrying, some things to think about are how are you carrying the firearm and are you transporting the gun.

It’s important to look into your state’s laws and comply with all the rules involved, no matter how you’re carrying your firearm.

About Tom Grieve

Attorney Tom Grieve is one of the most respected criminal-defense lawyers in Wisconsin. A highly awarded former prosecutor, he started Grieve Law, LLC, which is one of the top criminal-defense firms in the state. He developed a nuanced knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom has also received his certification as a firearms instructor and participates as a speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, national expos and training videos. He is even serving as a speaker and analyst on numerous TV and radio stations as well as college and law school campuses.


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