S.88 – Liability for Prohibiting Concealed Carry
S.88 would make property owners who prohibit concealed carry on their premises liable for any injury that CWP holders may suffer during the commission of a crime on those premises. This measure is both unjust and ill-advised due to the voluntary nature of CWP holders’ presence on gun-free premises. This bill also allows permitless carry by individuals being mandatorily evacuated during a state of emergency and creates a new “institutional carry permit” which would enable holders to carry in schools, hospitals, etc. Finally, the bill requires identifying stickers to be placed on CWP holders’ vehicle license plates. The latter provision would clearly identify CWP holders, negating the reason for concealment.