I'm new here, but I had an idea for something that I thought could be useful for all of us. I know there are a couple of books out with these resources in them, but if we did this as a group-sourced project (and maybe the mods could make a sticky thread to this intent) it would be more readily available.
Basically, this is an idea that's been bouncing around my head- a guide that would be applicable for all Concealed Carry permit holders. The format I'd want to see is like this:
Reciprocity with following states:
Concealed carry: (yes/no) permit type (not required, shall issue, may issue, no issue)
Open carry: (yes/ no) permit type (not required, shall issue, may issue, no issue)
Vehicle carry: (permit required? etc)
Blunt (batons): (y/n)
Electric weapons: (y/n)
Chemical sprays: (y/n)
Prohibited carry areas: (special considerations if different for Open vs. Concealed)
Must declare: (y/n) (e.g. when dealing with LEOs)
Firearm restrictions: (y/n) (list such as pistols only, magazine limits, etc)
My thought is that we could create a growing reference guide that would allow a person travelling to a state outside of their home to easily check for specific laws that pertain to them. For instance, I have a Florida CWFL, which in my state allows me to conceal not only a handgun, but basically any LEGAL weapon I so choose. I am also free to carry in church. If I travel to Michigan to visit my grandparents, I'm limited to my firearm as far as weapons go (and can only carry an exceptionally weak OC spray) and must get approval from the pastor if I wish to carry in church. I managed to gather this all on my own, but when travelling by car I need to do this for each individual state. Personally I don't mind, but it might be beneficial for some others as a resource.