In a slightly different vein, I say VA is restrictive because even though we are shall issue, the Sheriff or Chief of Police can veto your application based on 'personal knowledge' that you might use the weapon unlawfully.
How ambiguous is that? Sounds like PreCrime to me.
If you don't have your CCW you can apply for a purchase permit at your local Sheriff's office. $5 and 7 days up to five handguns. With CCW no purchase permit required.
CCW applications do NOT ask for personal references. Only medical/psychological references.
I live in The Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point.
Never spent time in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Repeat: I rarely see gun buster signs.
Did not own guns back in the 1990s nor have knowlege of any early CCW issues.
I chose to include OC as an "issue" because of laws including brandishing charges if your concealed gun becomes visible. Also, a CFP here (in Utah), also changes your options for OC; without any permit, you can OC without a chambered round. With a CFP you may carry with a round chambered.
Also, there are many here who choose to OC, so to many it is a big issue.
Rhode Island. Technically a Shall issue state but you have to give reason as to why you should have a carry permit. Stating that it is your constitutional right wont cut it.
They have reciprocity with ZERO states and no OC. While some of their carry restrictions are less stringent than other states, the ability to override the issuance of a permit based on a Chief or the AG thinking that your reason just isn't good enough makes RI a disaster.
They may be listed as Shall but they are definitely a May issue state.
Yes, that was not always the case, as dumb as that may sound. In fact, that is a relatively new change to the law:
"The 2003-2004 Session of the NC General Assembly rewrote NC General Statute 14-402 (Sale of certain weapons without permit forbidden). It was rewritten to allow citizens who have been issued a North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit to lawfully obtain a handgun WITHOUT having to purchase an additional permit from the Sheriff."
The OP stated Michigan was "up there" as being high on the list as being one of the most restrictive when in fact it is one of the freest with their carry laws, both open and concealed. Even the MI concealed carry laws, open carry aside, are freer than other states which are always praised for their libertarian outlook on carry laws. Trouble is these same states have more no CCW places than MI does and MI allows the option for open carry, furthermore open carry with a CPL on those listed premises is completely 100% legal and the state also has full pre-emption with all gun laws. That, IMO, is a lot better than many other states in reality. All it takes is a quick look at the laws. Michigan isn't perfect, none are, but it's better than most.Quote:
What I was saying, or asking is to clarify what the you meant with your terse reply. It read as if you were playing the "my state is better than your state, NAH NAH NAH". There's been a few posts like that. Offering no real statement of facts to backup their comment of "state x sucks".
Why refer back fourteen years when the laws were inacted to answer the OPs question refering to current issues?
That has nothing to do with carry though. The idea behind this thread was about where you can and can't carry in a shall issue state.
Not gun laws in general.