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This is a discussion on Legislation. . . Reciprocity/Honors Maps within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Things have slowed down in the states passing laws effecting firearms and concealed carry. It was very busy earlier in the year. Some legislation is ...
Things have slowed down in the states passing laws effecting firearms and concealed carry. It was very busy earlier in the year. Some legislation is still in the process of getting passed and only time will tell if there are more changes this year.
One question I get all the time at Handgunlaw.us is our Create a Map Application. http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/CreateAMapNotice.pdf Like others out there that have maps that show you what states your multiple permit/licenses are valid in some show where resident and non-resident permits are not accepted and some do. Handgunlaw.us uses a simple application that can’t show that. That is not the only problem with anyone’s maps you create with multiple permit/licenses. There are numerous quirks in how some states honor each other. When you click on Create a Map on the Handgunlaw.us page you get a notice page first which lists all the aberrations in how states honor each other. Many are linking straight to the application or click on a link that skips the Notice Page. You have to be aware that no application out there shows all of these quirks. Our maps on each states page reflect these quirks or they are listed in the first section below the map on each states page. Here are the quirks in how states honor each other as it appears on our Notice Page when you click on our Create a Map Application link.
Be Aware of the Following Aberrations in How States Honor Other States Permit/Licenses!
Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Vermont and West Virginia have what is called Permitless Carry. Anyone who can legally possess a firearm can carry them Concealed without any type of permit/license. You must be 21 Y/O and carry your ID. 18 in Vermont.
Idaho- Idaho State wide Permitless Carry only applies to Residents of Idaho who are 21or older.
South Dakota- SD issues ”Regular/Gold/Enhanced Permits.” DE, MN, NE, NV, SC & WI Only Honor the SD Enhanced permit. (Gold Permits not being issued until after 1/1/17)
Idaho has Standard and “Enhanced” Permits. The Enhanced takes more training. Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina and Washington only honor the Idaho “Enhanced Permit.” SC, Only Honors the Resident Enhanced Permit.
Maine — Allows 21 Y/O and Active Military/Hon. Dis. Vets18-20 to carry on just their state issued drivers licenses/Id but have restrictions that don’t apply to those with a permit ME Honors. ME doesn’t honor all other permits. See Maine Page for restrictions on Permitless Carry and if they honor your states permit.
Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Vermont, West Virginia & Wyoming can carry in Oklahoma under their states Permitless Carry Law and do not need a permit/license to carry. They must carry their state issued ID and be 21 Years of age.
Nevada/Mississippi — Nevada Only Honors the Mississippi Enhanced Permit.
Texas/Ohio - Texas only honors Ohio Permits Issued/Renewed on or after 3/23/15
Wisconsin/Ohio - Wisconsin Only Honors Ohio Permits Issued on or After March 23, 2015
Pennsylvania Only Honors Resident Permits from the states of Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Utah and Virginia. They will not honor a Non Resident AZ, FL, MS, UT, & VA Permit/License to Carry.
Wisconsin/Missouri — Wisconsin will only honor a Missouri Permit issued/renewed on or after 8/28/13.
Nebraska/Iowa NE will only honor the Iowa Non-Professional Permit. Not their Professional Permit.
Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire & South Carolina Only honor Permit/Licenses from “Residents” of the states they honor. They will not honor any Non-Resident Permit/Licenses from any state.
Wisconsin/ Virginia - WI will only honor the VA Non Resident permit and “Not” their Resident Permit.
Texas/Rhode Island - TX will only honor the Rhode Island Permit/License issued by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. Local issued Rhode Island Permit/Licenses are not honored by Texas.
North Dakota — ND Issues two classes of Licenses. If you hold a Class 2 License from ND check carefully the states you wish to visit as there are a number of states that honor the North Dakota Class 1 License but not their Class 2 License.
Wisconsin/West Virginia — WI will only honor the WV permit issued after 6/8/12.
Wyoming’s Permitless Carry Law only applies to Residents of Wyoming.
Wisconsin/Alaska - WI will only honor the AK permit issued after 1/14/13. AK changed their law on how they run background checks. AK Honors all other states permit/licenses.
New Mexico/Oklahoma - New Mexico only allows for the carrying of one concealed firearm. Oklahoma does not allow the carry of a firearm larger than .45 caliber.
Some states that honor other states Permit/Licenses will not honor that states Permit/license unless the holder of the Permit/license is 21 years of age.
The Create a Map application can’t reflect these quirks in how states honor each other. If you are going to carry in any of the states listed above or you are under 21 years of age check that states page carefully.
Last edited by Gary Slider; August 27th, 2016 at 09:46 AM.
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Thanks Gary. Love your site!
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Thanks for breaking out that info like that!
Excellent info and an excellent site. Thanks much!
Question for you, do you happen to know off-hand what states' permits are honored by the most other states? It's a bit of a trivia question, but I'm just curious.
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What combination of permits gives the holder the largest number of states?
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If you go to Handgunlaw.us and click on States Honoring my Lic. or Lic. My State Honors the number to the left of the state listing on the PDF that opens tells you how many states honor that state or how many states that state honors depending on which one you are looking at.
I ran what you did against the "CCW" app on my iPhone and found it spot on with what I have. With the app, I just enter my permits (I have 2) and it gives me a CCW map. When entering my permits, I was able to differentiate between resident and non-resident permits. I'm good for 34 states (19 of which I passed through on a recent trip cross country).... The app also tells me the state carry laws, which states are duty to inform a LEO, restrictions, reciprocity in and from each state, transport laws, prohibited areas, preemption rules, and gave me additional links where applicable. I made an Excel chart with the important information for each state for quick reference while on the trip.
What I found curious is that Nebraska will only honor a non-professional permit from Iowa, but not a professional one. Also, Wisconsin will only honor a Virginia non-resident permit, but not a resident one.
It's important to know more than just what states you can carry in. Some restrict carrying in a public meeting or gathering. Some restrict carrying in church while another cites you can't carry at a state or county fair. Some states will allow you to carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol while others while not if there's any alcohol served there. Most states prohibit carrying in a bar while not all of them do. The list of restrictions and conditions goes on and on. If you're traveling to a state that you can carry in, it's a good idea to review the laws and restrictions of each state. I did that for 24 states, even the the ones I was just passing through.
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Thanks for your time and work. Sad as it should be so much easier.......it could be but.............
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Edited my post. You only have to be 18 to carry in Vermont not 21.