I'm not sure where you are coming from when you say:
I never said anything about the map not telling me what state I'm from, only that there was no way for me to let the map (software) know what my home state was. Since there is no method for me to let the software know what my home state is, the map created from multiple state licenses cannot take into account that some of the states that the map now indicates I'm legal in actually would only recognize my home state license. And, as shown in my specific example, since West Virginia ONLY recognizes your home state license and they DON'T recognize Kansas, then the map as created in not completely accurate -- which it isn't. Despite the disclaimers, the map created for me is inaccurate and that's a fact.
However, the criticism that the maps created don't tell you what state you are a resident of is not a valid criticism. Common sense tells you where you live.
I sent an email to the contact info on your web site when I first noticed this little problem. The content of that email was:
You may already be aware of this and there may be no way to fix it, but I thought I would point out a small problem with your "Create License Map" page.
When selecting the states that you hold licenses in, there is no way to designate your "home" state. As such, the map that is created is not entirely correct. As an example -- I live in Kansas and West Virginia does not recognize a Kansas license. If I select my 3 licenses (Kansas, New Hampshire & Florida), the map created indicates that my permit would be honored in West Virginia. BUT, since West Virginia only recognizes a license from your home state & does not recognize a Kansas license, I actually would not be legal in West Virginia.
Since in other areas on your web site you indicate which states only recognize a license from your "home" state, this isn't an insurmountable problem, but if the "create a map" section cannot be modified to take your home state into account, you may wish to at least post a disclaimer on that page to check for states that only recognize home state licenses.
Thanks for all of your hard work. Your site is greatly appreciated by many.
Randy E. Davis
Gary's response was:
We are working on just what you said. It is tougher than just saying it though. BUt we are trying. Stay safe, Gary Slider
Since it was obvious from Gary's courteous response that this wasn't going to be a quick fix, I created a thread here just to let folks know that there was a small problem with the map created (hence, the title to this thread "Slight glitch in handgunlaw.us") and that they should double check to make sure what their map indicated was entirely correct.
Check with a moderator if you wish, but nothing in my original posts has been edited since your post here. They say just what I originally wrote and there is nothing in them that I can interpret as being critical of handgunlaw.us.