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An Update on Constitutional Carry

An Update on Constitutional Carry

In a recent article on the NRA's website, big news on constitutional carry was reported. A new milestone was achieved in the United States as Georgia became the 25th state to pass a bill for constitutional carry. "A movement long championed by the NRA, constitutional carry eliminates the need for government permission before a law-abiding individual can exercise their right to bear arms. "With half of the country allowing law-abiding citizens to carry for self defense without having to have a permit or pay special fees, now the question is, which states will be next?"

In March of this year, it seemed Florida might be getting closer to passing a constitutional carry bill. During a press conference while discussing topics he would like to bring up with legislative representatives, Governor Ron DeSantis was quoted saying, “...I would love to have constitutional carry." It seems he wants to see Florida join the other 25 states on this issue. In order for this to happen, he would have to send a formal message to the House and Senate asking them to consider constitutional carry during a special session and two thirds of them would have to vote yes. There hasn't been any movement on the issue in recent months, but that's not to say things won't change in the future.

Within the past two years, nine states have passed constitutional carry laws. According to an article on Liberty Nation, 2022 is the year for constitutional carry. "It’s shaping up to be a very interesting year for the right to bear arms in America." Ohio, Alabama, Indiana, and Georgia have passed constitutional carry laws so far this year. Many other states, such as Florida, Nebraska, and South Carolina appear to be right behind them.

Even though it is unclear when things will start to progress again, there definitely seems to be changes in the right direction coming for those who love the second amendment.






NRA 2022 Houston Exhibits

NRA 2022 Houston Exhibits
It's that time of year again. Ammo-Up will be attending the 151st NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas on May 27-29, 2022! It will be located at the George R. Brown Convention Center's Exhibit Hall where over 14 acres of the most up to date guns and gear will be showcased.

This event is free for NRA members and their families. Not only will you be able to visit booths with the latest firearms, accessories, and gear, there will be classes and events you can attend as well. The National Prayer Breakfast, the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, auctions, luncheons, dinners, seminars, workshops, and even a concert are all included in this event. There will also be a Wall of Guns and a giveaway you can enter.

If you want to see our Ammo-Up machines in action, our booth will have demonstrations and you can try them out for yourself. Come check us out at booth #4317.

The NRA's website puts it best when they say "Make plans now to join fellow Second Amendment patriots for a freedom-filled weekend for the entire family as we celebrate Freedom, Firearms, and the Second Amendment!"

To learn more and plan your trip, click here and register today!

Historic Florida Militia Living History

Historic Florida Militia Living History

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, I had the pleasure of visiting a Farmer's Market in Ponte Vedra, Florida. At this event, the Historic Florida Militia Living History Group was there to teach and perform. This nonprofit group interprets Saint Augustine's history through live action shows from 1513-1784. Before the demonstrations, performers walked around the crowd wearing historical military clothing to share fascinating history.

The man who approached our group was dressed as a British military man from the 1500s. He explained there weren't official uniforms at this time, so he wore the highest fashion for men of that time period. He held a large musket, carried a belt with swords, and had a half a dozen reload pouches for gun powder slung across his chest. The more lace and the larger the feather in his hat, the more masculine he would appear. His face was cleanly shaved because in those days people only bathed every 4-6 weeks. It was believed the more grime that clogged your pores, the better protected you'd be against disease. Men's beards began to have mold growing and old food particles in them, so they opted to shave their faces. In the 1500s, the men had long hair worn down. By the 1600s, they wore their hair pulled back into a low ponytail.

The show started with the actors explaining the history of their clothing, accessories, and weapons of each time period. One of the facts they shared was during a battle, the men would hold extra lead musket balls in their mouths. They didn't know about lead poisoning yet, so many of them would get sick and not know why. Next, they demonstrated their guns and showed how long it would take to reload. The musket from the 1500s took about a minute to reload. As time went on, reloading took less time, and by the 1700s, it was three times as fast. Another group of men demonstrated sword fighting.

They also shot a real cannon, which was extremely loud. They explained the single cannon ball shot was better for shooting at ships and structures. When it came to the battlefield, this method was ineffective. They started filling cans with about 200 musket balls and shooting those into a crowd of soldiers. The can would disintegrate in mid air and reach 150-200 yards across and 20 yards wide, spreading all those musket balls onto the enemy.

If you're a gun enthusiast, these events might be of interest to you because of the weapons demonstrations and historical lessons. You can check out the link below to see upcoming events. If you're not in Florida, you could look up other living history groups and find similar events near you!