I just emailed HG Law (a great web site, BTW) asking about this and must give a huge thanks to Gary for responding within 12 minutes on New Year's Day!! My email and his response are below. While I realize that Gary doesn't speak for the state of NH, his response was what I was expecting. Unless the license itself had "Valid Only in New Hampshire" stamped on it, I don't see how NH would be able to keep another state from recognizing it as valid if that state recognizes any non-resident permits.
Just wondering if your team had ever researched the statement below taken from the following page:
Pistol and Revolver Licensing, Permits and Licensing, Support Services - Division of State Police, NH DOS
PLEASE NOTE : The State of New Hampshire will only recognize resident concealed handgun licenses from these states. Concealed handgun licenses issued by the State of New Hampshire to out-of-state residents are ONLY valid within the State of New Hampshire.
I know of several people, myself included, who have obtained a NH non-resident permit to expand the states we are allowed to carry in. There is nothing on my NH non-resident license saying it is only valid in NH. Is my NH license in fact not valid in any state other than NH or is this just a CYA statement to cover situations arising in states that only recognize out of state permits if that is the permit holder's home state (Colorado, Kansas, Florida, etc.) Any information you can offer on this would be greatly appreciated.
and Gary's response:
Randy, I have answered this question a hundred times if not more. I believe the only reason NH put this on their web site is because so many people were applying. They can't make any money on permits at $20 a piece and it is a lot of work. I think they did it to stop non residents from applying.
As for a NH Non Resident being valid in other states. The other states have stated they will honor a NH Non Resident permit except for MI, FL, SC, CO, KS and WV. THese listed states do not honor any non resident permits and only honor permits from residents of the states they do honor.
STay Safe, Gary