Can you OC in states if you are not a resident?

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    Can you OC in states if you are not a resident?

    I was at the opencarry website but it doesn't say anything about not being a resident and not being able to carry and all...

    so I was curious. What states can you OC that you are not a resident of?

    too bad FL doesn't have OC here :( I don't think we ever will either.

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    As far as I know, there is no residency requirement to open carry in any state that allows it.
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    Yes. If you are visiting VA, anyone who is legally able to possess a firearm my OC a handgun.
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    Good question, I doubt that has even been considered by most lawmakers.
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    That is correct. All of a state's firearms laws regarding the carry and transportation of firearms will apply to non-residents as well as residents, with the exception that if you are travelling through a state and it is not your destination, you can transport your weapons according to 18 USC 926a (FOPA) and disregard the state's transport laws.

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    cool thx!

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    Kentucky.... As long as you are the ripe young age of 18, anyone can open carry.

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    In Georgia as long as you have a permit from a reciprocal state you can open carry. Some areas frown on it though. Other states that do not require a license for open carry should be no problems.
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    When you are in a state, you are expected to follow the rules of that state. This goes for vehicles, firearms, commerce.......

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    Make sure you check state and local laws first. If I'm not mistaken the city of Philly requires you have a CHP even for open carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    In Georgia as long as you have a permit from a reciprocal state you can open carry. Some areas frown on it though. Other states that do not require a license for open carry should be no problems.
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    In Michigan, that's a tricky question. Essentially, you can OC in Michigan, IF you have a permit to carry from your home state. This has more to do with our handgun registration laws, than anything else.

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    IIRC Iowa is in the same boat, you have to have a permit to carry concealed or open.

    IA does not recognize any other State's permit as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    IIRC Iowa is in the same boat,
    Make room in there for MS. as well. We do recipricate though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Lowe View Post
    In Michigan, that's a tricky question. Essentially, you can OC in Michigan, IF you have a permit to carry from your home state. This has more to do with our handgun registration laws, than anything else.
    Yes. As I understand it, anyone who can legally possess a handgun in MI can open carry here. You cannot legally possess a handgun here without either getting a permit to purchase (effectively registering), or having a CCW permit from you HOME state. There might be another option or two, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
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