This is a discussion on open carry states within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I stopped going to Oregon after I got my WA CPL. I can't beleive they don't honor a license from any other state....
I stopped going to Oregon after I got my WA CPL. I can't beleive they don't honor a license from any other state.
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Well hell. I thought an open carry state was a state that allowed open carry preemptively. You guys have gotten all stringent on the qualifications and stuff. I guess then there are only a handful of "true" open carry states if the requirement is that it's allowable without a permit/license.
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There are no laws that prevent us from recognizing other states. The legislature gave the OSP the authority to determine which states we should recognize based on "similar requirements". When this was decided, it was well known that the OSP did not have the resources to fund a study of all other states' requirements, nor any particular motivation to do so.
This year, there was a bill in the OR legislature that would have us recognize other licenses, but one of the antis in committee tacked on a "poison pill" amendment to kill it.
Colorado has 2 (?) counties that do not allow open carry I believe. Denver and Boulder. I have not checked for a while, but that was true a few years ago anyway.
I know in Minnesota if you have a carry permit you can either open carry, or conceal and carry.
Wisconsin is an OC state, but with a few hoops.
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Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
There are only a few true open carry states. States which allow open carry without any kind of permit or condition. Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vermont, South Dakota, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.Quote
NM does not allow OC without any conditions. There are places where you cannot OC; in particular where alcohol is sold. While they are few it is always wise to know the laws of the particular state where you are going to OC.
I've never had a cop or anyone else say anything to me while i OC and i used to do it all the time before i got my concealed. VA seems to be pretty laid back on the whole idea....