FLA non-resident permits no longer recognized by LA
Okay I had this info sent to me, BTW I'm just the messenger here....... I didn't make these changes, I'm just doing the typing. :wave:
For Florida residents--- Your cc permits are still good in LA, and LA cc permits are still good in Florida. This affects only anyone that has a Florida non-resident permit. For instance, a resident of Louisiana, or some other state, applies and receives a non-resident permit from Florida. It is/was popular in Louisiana because it was cheaper in the long run and was recognized in more states.
Here is the gist of what I recently received:
1. FL non-resident permits are no longer valid in LA effective immediately. THERE IS NO GRANDFATHERING. YOUR CURRENT FL NON-RESIDENT PERMIT IS NO LONGER HONORED IN LA. The agreement was signed this week.
2. Utah reciprocity agreements are being reviewed. The same basic rules will apply same as FL.
3. Both amendments will be posted on the LSP CHP New Info" link when the Utah final decision is received. Anticipate this to happen in the next 1-2 weeks.
4. Websites may not be up-to-date on this change yet.
5. It seems the reason for this change is that it is possible for someone with a local criminal history to apply out-of-state and have some degree of success in avoiding having their entire criminal history exposed. IOW some have used the non-resident permit to circumvent a in-state criminal background check.
6. This information is from the Louisiana State Police who oversee the permit regulations. If I had a non-resident FL permit, and traveled to Texas I presume my permit would be okay there, and in the same token I presume that a Texas citizen who had a non-resident FL permit would be okay in Texas, but it would not be okay in Louisiana. IANAL
7. Ya'll please don't start boycotting our state, this has nothing to do with Nagin, Blanco or New Orleans. We have a good pro-gun governor, rated #2/50 state by the NRA, and the State Police I know, and their Permit Dept, is definitely pro-gun. Inconvenient as it may be they are trying to keep concealed weapon permits from those with criminal backgrounds, who wouldn't ordinarily qualify for a permit.