Our Latest Updates – Archive

Georgia Becomes Constitutional Carry State
4/13/2022 -

Georgia joins 23 other states in not requiring concealed carry permits for handguns.

Ohio Joins Constitutional Carry States
3/15/2022 -

Ohio’s constitutional carry law, signed on Mar. 15, 2021, goes into effect 91 days after the law is filed by the Secretary of State.

Alabama to Become Constitutional Carry State on Jan. 1, 2023
3/11/2022 -

Alabama joins a growing number of states eliminating concealed carry permit requirements.

Updated: State-by-State Concealed Carry Permit Laws
1/11/2022 -

A majority of US states are “shall-issue” states, with more and more embracing permitless (or “constitutional”) carry laws.

Texas Governor Signs Permitless Carry Law
6/17/2021 -

19 states now have constitutional carry laws allowing for concealed carry without a permit.

Tennessee Becomes Constitutional Carry State
4/9/2021 -

Tennessee joins 18 states who have constitutional, or permitless, concealed carry laws.

Iowa Becomes a Constitutional Carry State
4/5/2021 -

Governor Kim Reynolds signed a law allowing permitless concealed handgun carry in Iowa, joining 17 other states.

Concealed Guns Site Update
12/23/2020 -

Explore the debate about concealed guns through an updated history, new quotes, and new arguments.

NEW ProCon.org Website! – 2020 Presidential Election: The Candidates and Where They Stand on the Issues
8/29/2019 -

Learn about the presidential candidates’ views on important issues, compare them with a side-by-side chart, find your best match with a fun quiz, track their finances, and so much more on our 2020 Presidential Election website. The New York Times called our previous presidential election site “The most comprehensive tool for researching the candidate’s stance on issues.” Check back monthly for expanded issue coverage.

State-by-State Concealed Carry Permit Laws
3/13/2019 -

All 50 states and DC allow the concealed carry of firearms. 34 states require permits and have “may issue” or “shall issue” permit laws, 15 states have constitutional carry laws but will also issue permits upon request, and Vermont has constitutional carry but does not issue permits.

New ProCon.org Website! – Should Birth Control Pills Be Available Over-the-Counter?
2/21/2019 -

Our new topic explores the pros and cons in the debate over making birth control pills available over-the-counter (OTC). 9.1 million women (12.6% of contraceptive users) use birth control pills, which are the second-most commonly used method of contraception in the United States. Proponents say making the birth control pill available over-the-counter would lower teen pregnancy rates, provide contraceptive access to medically underserved women, and ease access to a health-improving drug with decades of safe use. Opponents say making the Pill over-the-counter would raise the cost of contraception for women, pose a danger to teens’ and women’s health by removing the doctor’s visit requirement, and limit what options are made available.

Our new website presents the top pro & con arguments and quotes, a history of the debate, a video gallery, the prescription status of birth control pills around the world, and a list of drugs switched from prescription to OTC status.

State-by-State Concealed Carry Permit Laws
2/11/2019 -

All 50 states and DC allow the concealed carry of firearms. Ten states allow concealed carry without a permit, eight states have some discretion in approving permit applications, and the rest issue permits to all applicants who meet the requirements.

Researcher Wanted at Educational Nonprofit ProCon.org
1/17/2019 -

ProCon.org, a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity,
seeks an in-house Researcher (full-time with benefits or part-time
without benefits) to develop content for websites devoted to a
nonpartisan in-depth presentation of 70+ controversial issues. Three
items are required for application, as specified in the job notice.

50 Lesson Plan Ideas Using ProCon.org
7/16/2018 -

We’re excited to announce 50 free lesson plan ideas for educators! Visit our Teachers’ Corner for inspiration, including lessons plans about distinguishing fact from opinion, how to write a “call-to-action” letter, and content from our partner Credo Reference.

Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?
5/10/2017 -

Take a look at both sides of this debate with quotes from President Donald Trump (Pro), The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Con), Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (Pro), and US Senator Robert Menendez (Con), among other experts and organizations.