The number of Iowans with permits to carry concealed weapons increased dramatically again this year, the second year of relaxed laws governing their issuance. Through the first 11 months of this year, sheriffs in Iowa's 99 counties had issued 37,327 permits. Those permits, combined with the 102,795 permits issued in 2011 the first year after Iowa went from a "may issue" to a "shall issue" state brings to more than 140,000 the number of Iowans licensed to carry weapons.
ILLEGAL ALIEN AND FELON SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR POSSESSING A FIREARM AND ILLEGALLY RE–ENTERING THE UNITED STATES
Daniel Saquil–Orozco, age 25, from Guatemala and living in Sioux City, was sentenced to federal prison after a plea of guilty on July 10, 2012, to one count of being a felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm and one count of being an alien unlawfully in the United States after having been previously removed.
After two days of trial, on July 10, defendant gave up his attempt to defend himself and plead guilty to both charges against him. Information presented by the United States during trial and at the sentencing revealed that on June, 25, 2006, defendant possessed three plastic baggies of cocaine and a kitchen knife with a three–inch blade that had been modified to provide a double edge. This conduct resulted in defendant’s felony conviction for a drug trafficking crime, and, ultimately, his deportation from the United States. Sometime before December 18, 2011 (the date of the federal offense) defendant snuck back into the United States and returned to Sioux City, Iowa. Once back in the United States, defendant illegally obtained possession of a firearm. Further information showed that defendant physically abused his paramour, and when she tried to escape with her children, defendant held her against her will, prevented her from packing, threatened her with a handgun, and even fired shots at her would-be rescuers. A search of defendant’s residence revealed a safe containing four mason jars of marijuana, a baggie of marijuana, two mason jars each containing eight baggies of marijuana, a digital gram scale, packaging materials for marijuana, and a notebook that contained a drug ledger. Additionally, in an attempt to influence the testimony of his victim, while he was in jail, defendant asked a friend of his to contact the victim about the night of the incident.
Saquil–Orozco was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Saquil–Orozco was sentenced to 100 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. He must also serve a 2–year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Saquiil-Orozco is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 12–4016–MWB.
The case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a cooperative local, state, and federal program aimed at the enhanced prosecution of gun crimes. The case was investigated by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Department of Homeland Security; and the Sioux City Police Department; The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild.
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Reciprocity with Other States
Attorney General Stenehjem recognizes the importance of concealed weapon (concealed carry) reciprocity to North Dakota residents and visitors to our great state; he is committed to maintaining reciprocity with as many states as possible.
Reciprocity is a two-way agreement, requiring both states to recognize each other’s licenses. Reciprocity with North Dakota is at the discretion of the other state. Generally, a state will agree to reciprocity only if ND’s laws are “substantially similar” to that state’s laws. Reciprocity may be conditional; for example, if the other state has a residency requirement, that state may recognize ND licenses held by ND residents but not those held by non-residents.
It is up to the license holder to review the laws of both the issuing state and reciprocal state to ensure full compliance.
Updates are made only when there is a change to North Dakota’s license reciprocity with other states. Regardless of the date of the last update, the following information is current.
North Dakota recognizes concealed weapon licenses from any state which recognizes the ND license. The following tables show how each state treats the North Dakota license. The “key” to explain the letters after each state is at the end of the page, below the table.
STATES WITH WHICH ND HAS RECIPROCITY STATES DECLINING RECIPROCITY WITH ND
Alabama C California F
Alaska A Connecticut F
Arizona B Hawaii F
Arkansas B Illinois F
Colorado D Maryland F
Delaware A Massachusetts F
Florida D Minnesota E
Georgia A Mississippi E
Idaho A New Jersey F
Indiana A New York F
Iowa A Nevada G
Kansas B* Oregon F
Kentucky A Rhode Island F
New Hampshire D
New Mexico B*
North Carolina D
South Carolina B
South Dakota A
West Virginia B
A Full reciprocity for all ND concealed weapon license holders, no restrictions or conditions.
B Reciprocity only for ND Class 1 license holders.
C This state imposes restrictions on the type of weapons that may be carried.
D Conditional reciprocity. This state has imposed certain conditions or restrictions which prohibit reciprocity for some ND license holders. To ensure full compliance, check with this state.
E This state excludes certain classes of applicants (e.g. those convicted of any drug/alcohol offense) and has determined ND’s laws are not as restrictive as its laws; therefore reciprocity is not possible.
F With the possible exception of qualified law enforcement officers as permitted by federal law, this state’s laws do not permit recognition of any concealed weapon licenses issued by other states; therefore reciprocity is not possible.
G Request for reciprocity declined – no reason provided.
This state’s law provides for “recognition” rather than reciprocity.
Recognition of Concealed Handgun Permits
Permits Issued By Other States Which Are Recognized By Nebraska
On August 30, 2009, Nebraska began recognizing CCW permits issued by those states which the
Nebraska Attorney General has determined have standards equal to or greater than Nebraska.
This recognition extends ONLY to persons who are NOT residents of Nebraska. This change in
the law allows non-resident permit holders from the approved states to carry handguns
concealed in Nebraska the same as if they held a Nebraska permit. See our regulations on this
web site for restrictions on places that a concealed weapon can be carried.
The following states have standards equal to or greater than the standards
contained in Nebraska’s statute:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New
Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota (class one permit), Ohio,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia,
West Virginia, Wyoming and the District of Columbia.
The following states have standards equal to or greater than the standards
contained in Nebraska’s statute but only to the extent the permit holder in that
state is twenty-one (21) years of age or older:
California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Dakota (class 2 permit) and Texas.
The state of Vermont does allow the carrying of concealed firearms within its
borders, but it does not require a permit to do so. As a result there is no permit
The following states will not be recognized at this time because the Attorney
General has determined that they do not have standards that are equal to or
greater than the standards contained in Nebraska’s statute:
Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi,
New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Washington.
This week, the second of three parts of the joint staff report on the "Fast and Furious" scandal was released by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. While the first report looked at the actions of those who actually implemented the disastrous program, this report focuses on the management and oversight of the operation by senior Department of Justice officials--or, to put it more accurately, the lack of management and oversight by those officials.
Pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(T)(1) a valid permit in another state is valid in Louisiana if the issuing state honors concealed handgun permits issued by Louisiana.
Permit holders are reminded that while carrying a concealed handgun in another state they are bound by that state’s laws governing concealed carry and permittees from other reciprocal states are bound by Louisiana concealed carry laws while in Louisiana.
States that honor Louisiana permits AND whose permits are honored in Louisiana
State / Website Agreement Date Contact #
Alabama 08-15-2004 (334) 242-7300
Alaska 08-16-2004 (907) 269-0392
Arizona 08-18-2004 (800) 256-6280
Arkansas 07-31-2007 (501) 618-8600
Colorado 09-02-2004 (303) 239-5850
Florida 07-12-1999 (850) 488-5381
Georgia 09-30-2004 (404) 657-2203
Idaho 08-16-2004 (208) 884-7000
Indiana 09-30-2004 (317) 232-8200
Iowa 01-01-2011 (515) 725-6230
Kansas 01-22-2007 (785) 296-2215
Kentucky 08-16-1999 (502) 227-2221
Maine 06-25-2009 (800) 452-4664
Michigan 08-31-2004 (517) 332-2521
Minnesota 07-31-2004 (651) 793-2400
Mississippi 08-12-2004 (601) 987-1586
Missouri 08-16-2004 (573) 751-3321
Montana 08-24-2004 (406) 444-2026
Nebraska 08-30-2009 (402) 471-4545
Nevada 10-01-2007 (775) 684-6262
New Hampshire 08-16-2004 (603) 271-3575
North Carolina 08-16-2004 (919) 716-6500
North Dakota 02-26-2007 (701) 328-5500
Ohio 08-15-2011 (800) 282-0515
Oklahoma 08-18-2004 (800) 522-8017 Ext. 2519
Pennsylvania 12-12-2006 (717) 783-1111
South Carolina 02-15-2005 (803) 896-7014
South Dakota 02-15-2007 (605) 773-4102
Tennessee 12-18-1997 (615) 251-8590
Texas 08-12-1998 (512) 424-7293
Utah 08-16-2004 (801) 965-4445
Vermont 02-23-2007 (802) 244-8775
Virginia 10-22-2004 (804) 674-2000
Washington 08-13-2004 (206) 389-6800
West Virginia 11-17-2008 (800) 368-8808
Wisconsin 12-1-2011 (608) 266-1221
Wyoming 03-28-2002 (307) 777-4301
States that DO NOT honor Louisiana permits
State Date Notified Contact #
California 08-12-2004 (916) 227-0163
Hawaii 08-19-2004 (808) 586-1160
Illinois 08-23-2004 (800) 255-3323
Maryland 08-17-2004 (410) 799-0191
Massachusetts 08-18-2004 (617) 660-4600
New Jersey 08-26-2004 (609) 882-2000
New Mexico 12-14-2011 (505) 841-8053
New York 08-30-2004 (800) 770-0220
Oregon 10-01-2004 (503) 378-3070 ext.418
Rhode Island 08-23-2004 (401) 274-4400
Effective, July 15, 1998, Kentucky recognizes valid carry concealed weapons licenses issued by other states and, subject to the provisions of Kentucky law, a person holding a valid license from another state may carry a concealed deadly weapon in Kentucky.
Written inquiries regarding recognition of Kentucky carry concealed licenses have been made to all states and U.S. territories. The map and chart below detail those responses.
Map: State Responses on Reciprocity
Certain other jurisdictions that recognize Kentucky carry concealed permits may limit the right to carry concealed to handguns only and not allow for the carrying concealed of other types of weapons. Also, the laws of other jurisdictions may differ from the laws of Kentucky regarding the circumstances under which you may legally carry a concealed weapon. You are advised to contact all other jurisdictions in which you intend to carry concealed weapons with questions regarding these issues.
Chart: State/Territory Responses on Reciprocity*
YES Recognize Kentucky CCDW
NO Does not recognize Kentucky CCDW
OTHER Other: Contact State in regard to CCDW
Alaska YES Alabama YES
Arizona YES Arkansas YES
California NO Colorado YES
Connecticut NO Delaware YES
District of Columbia NO Florida YES
Georgia YES Guam NO
Hawaii NO Illinois NO
Idaho YES Indiana YES
Iowa YES Kansas YES
Louisiana YES Maine NO
Maryland NO Massachusetts NO
Michigan YES Minnesota YES
Mississippi YES Missouri YES
Montana YES Nebraska YES
Nevada YES New Hampshire YES
New Jersey NO New Mexico NO
New York NO North Carolina YES
North Dakota YES Ohio YES
Oklahoma YES Oregon NO
Pennsylvania YES Puerto Rico NO
Rhode Island OTHER Samoa Territory NO
South Carolina YES South Dakota YES
Tennessee YES Texas YES
US Virgin Islands OTHER Utah YES
Vermont OTHER Virginia YES
Washington NO West Virginia YES
Wisconsin YES Wyoming YES
*This reciprocity list is updated periodically as responses are received from the states and territories. It was last updated on 04/25/12.
Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity
Thank you for visiting the Georgia Department of Public Safety website. Georgia reciprocates in recognizing firearms licenses with the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For additional information about Georgia’s firearms laws, Georgia Code 16-11-(120 thru 134), please click the following link http://www.lexis-nexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.asp
The following link is to the media advisory from the Attorney General’s Office announcing the latest updates to Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity: http://law.ga.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,87670814_179770607,00.html.
A non-resident of Georgia to whom has been issued a firearm license by a state listed above may carry a firearm while in Georgia in accordance with Georgia law. A person who is not among those enumerated as ineligible for a firearm license under O.C.G.A. Section 16-11-129 is not forbidden from transporting a loaded firearm in any private passenger motor vehicle.
Concealed Carry Reciprocity
Recent Modifications to the Reciprocity List:
July 1, 2009: NEVADA removed from the list because Nevada authorities terminated the agreement.
January 1, 2011: IOWA added to the list.
March 26, 2012: NEW MEXICO removed from the list because New Mexico authorities terminated the agreement.
May 8, 2012: NEW MEXICO re-added to the list after authorities at the New Mexico Department of Public Safety confirmed that they would once again honor Florida concealed weapon licenses.
It is important for license holders to understand that when they are traveling in or through another state they are subject to the firearm laws of that state. We have provided links to the state laws or to the licensing authorities’ Web page of each of our reciprocity states so that licensees can do the necessary planning and research when preparing to travel.
FLORIDA’S RECIPROCITY STATES
New Hampshire (1,3,4,6)
New Mexico (1)
North Carolina (1)
North Dakota (3,6)
South Carolina (1,4,6)
South Dakota (1,3)
West Virginia (1)
(1) While Florida’s law allows licensees to carry stun guns, knives, and billy clubs in a concealed fashion, the laws in these states allow for concealed carry of handguns or pistols ONLY, NOT WEAPONS IN GENERAL. Florida license holders are prohibited from carrying other types of weapons while in these states.
(2) The State of VERMONT does not issue weapon/firearms licenses. Florida licensees – indeed, licensed or unlicensed citizens from any state – may carry in Vermont. This presents a problem for reciprocity with Florida. Florida law provides that an out-of-state resident must have in his or her immediate possession a valid license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm. Since Vermont residents have no such license, the right to concealed carry cannot be extended to them under Florida law.
(3) Individuals qualify for concealed weapon licenses in these states upon reaching 18 years of age. HOWEVER, any licensee of these reciprocity states who is not 21 years of age or older IS PROHIBITED from carrying a concealed weapon or firearm in Florida.
(4) These states will honor the Florida concealed weapon license ONLY IF the licensee is a resident of the State of Florida.
(5) The Attorney General’s Office of the State of ALABAMA has indicated that Alabama will honor BOTH resident and non-resident Florida licenses. However, the Alabama Attorney General notes that there is some uncertainty as to the limits of Alabama’s reciprocity law as it pertains to non-resident licenses. Pending clarification by the Alabama Legislature or a decision by an Alabama court, he urges non-resident Florida license holders to exercise caution. Refer to the Alabama AG’s Web page for the latest information.
(6) These states issue concealed carry licenses to qualified individuals who are non-residents. These non-resident permits cannot be honored under Florida’s reciprocity provision.
ANSWERS TO COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RECIPROCITY AND TRAVELING WITH A FIREARM
QUESTION 1. I have a Class “G” Florida Statewide Firearms License. Do the terms of the reciprocity agreement apply to me?
No. The Class “G” Statewide Firearms License is a license issued to qualified security officers and private investigators under the authority of Chapter 493, F.S. The license authorizes the license holder to carry a firearm in the course of performing job-related duties. The terms of the reciprocity agreements apply only to licenses issued to citizens under the authority of Chapter 790, F.S.
QUESTION 2. There are a number of states that issue concealed carry licenses but do not have a reciprocity agreement with Florida. Why?
The State of Florida will honor the concealed weapon/firearm permits issued by another state PROVIDED THAT the other state will agree to honor the licenses issued by Florida. The states listed above are the only ones that have agreed to honor Florida permits.
There are a couple of important reasons why other states will not honor Florida concealed weapon licenses. Some states, like Connecticut, do not have statutory authority to establish reciprocal agreements with other states. Other states, like Minnesota, will not enter into a reciprocity agreement with another state unless the other state has concealed weapon licensing standards substantially similar to their own.
QUESTION 3. I am a Florida resident with a Florida Concealed Weapon/Firearm License. Are there carry restrictions that I should observe while traveling in other states?
Yes, there are. First of all, you should be aware that, as noted above, you are limited in many states as to the type of weapon that you can conceal. Many states allow concealed carry of handguns or pistols only.
In addition, most states’ gun laws prohibit carrying concealed weapons into such places as schools, bars, courthouses, and so on. Generally speaking, the other states’ lists are all quite similar to Florida’s. Florida’s list of designated “NO CARRY” places is found in Section 790.06(12), Florida Statutes, the entirety of which is quoted below:
790.06(12) – No license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize any person to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05; any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station; any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse; any courtroom, except that nothing in this section would preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her courtroom; any polling place; any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district; any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof; any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms; any school administration building; any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose; any elementary or secondary school facility; any area vocational-technical center; any college or university facility unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile; inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law. Any person who willfully violates any provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s 775.082 or s. 775.083.
A licensee planning to travel to another state should consult that state’s laws or call a law enforcement agency in that state to find out precisely what carry restrictions apply.
QUESTION 4. I have a Florida Concealed Weapon/Firearm License, but I am not a legal resident of Florida. Can I travel to the states that recognize Florida licenses and still carry a concealed weapon?
Most of the reciprocity states will honor Florida non-resident permits; however, authorities in a number of states have informed us that there are specific provisions in their laws that restrict the terms of their mutual recognition agreements ONLY to the LICENSED RESIDENTS of other states. Therefore, those individuals who hold Florida licenses but who are not residents of Florida cannot carry concealed weapons in these states. Please take careful note of those states listed above that have a reference to Footnote 4 after them.
BE ADVISED: Because gun laws are subject to change or different interpretation by state courts, we recommend that non-resident Florida licensees call or write licensing authorities in the states in which they will be traveling to obtain the latest information on this important topic.
QUESTION 5. I have a concealed carry permit from one of the states with which Florida has reciprocity, but I am not a resident of that state. Can I carry legally while visiting a Florida?
No. Florida, like Michigan and New Hampshire, has a residency requirement in its reciprocity law. Florida does not recognize non-resident concealed carry permits from other states.
QUESTION 6. I am planning a trip to Florida shortly. I do not have a permit from my home state nor do I want to obtain a Florida permit. However, I would still like to have a weapon with me for self-protection. What are my options?
Florida law does allow a citizen to transport a weapon in a private vehicle, even if that citizen DOES NOT HAVE a concealed weapon license. Note the following two key provisions in the law:
Section 790.25(5), which deals specifically with possession in a private conveyance states that “it is lawful and is not a violation of s. 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private conveyance, without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use. Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the carrying of a concealed firearm or other weapon on the person. This subsection shall be liberally construed in favor of the lawful use, ownership, and possession of firearms and other weapons, including lawful self-defense as provided in s. 776.012.” (Emphasis added.)
Section 790.001(17) defines the term “securely encased” to mean “in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.”
So, while you cannot carry the weapon on your person, you can at least have it nearby in your vehicle while traveling.
QUESTION 7. I am a Florida license holder and will be driving through several states on an upcoming trip. Some of these states do not have reciprocity with Florida. If I plan to take my firearm with me, what precautions should I take for transporting my weapon in my automobile securely and legally?
INTERSTATE TRAVEL WITH FIREARMS FALLS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF FEDERAL LAWS. The relevant section from United States Code is quoted in its entirety below.
Sec 18 USC 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms.
Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.
Interstate travel with a firearm is, therefore, permissible as long as the firearm is unloaded and in such a place that it is completely inaccessible (preferably the trunk of the vehicle).
HOWEVER, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT CITIZENS PLANNING TO TRAVEL WITH A FIREARM SHOULD CALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OR LICENSING AUTHORITIES IN THE STATES TO OR THROUGH WHICH THEY WILL BE TRAVELING TO OBTAIN THE LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING WEAPON TRANSPORT LAWS. IN SOME CASES, STATE LAW TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER FEDERAL LAW REGARDING INTERSTATE TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS.
QUESTION 8. I am traveling by plane and would like to carry my weapon with me. Can I transport a firearm on a plane legally?
Transporting a weapon on a commercial airline is legal under the regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, travelers must comply with certain security procedures. Generally speaking, the FAA requires that weapons be unloaded, stowed in hard-sided, locking luggage, and declared at the main ticket counter at the time of check-in. At check-in, you will receive proper documentation to place inside the gun case indicating that the weapon had been declared. Each airline’s security procedures may be slightly different, so it is recommended that you call the carrier with whom you are planning to fly to get instructions.
QUESTION 9. I am a Florida license holder, and I have recently received a solicitation in the mail for an “official badge” identifying me as such a license holder. Are these badges legal? Does the Division endorse these badges?
No, the Division does not endorse these badges, but they are not illegal. There is nothing in Florida law that specifically prohibits companies from offering to sell these badges to Florida license holders, nor is there any provision that prohibits license holders from carrying such badges.
License holders should be aware that the use of official badges is prohibited in Florida Statutes in a couple of places. Section 30.46 specifies that a badge in the shape of a five-pointed star can be used by Florida sheriffs and deputy sheriffs only. Section 843.085 makes it unlawful to wear or display any authorized indicia of authority (including any badge) which could deceive a reasonable person into believing that such item is authorized by any federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency.
Licensees should also take note that these badges do not substitute for identification or confirmation of your status as a holder of a Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License. Only the license issued by the Division will serve as a means of identifying a citizen as a license holder.
Last updated 12/05/2011
Updates are made only when there is a change to Colorado’s permit reciprocity with other states. Regardless of the date of the last update, this information is current.
Pursuant to Colorado law (CRS 18-12-213), the State of Colorado will recognize a valid permit issued in another state IF the permit was issued to a resident of the state issuing the permit, and the permit tee is 21 yrs of age or older, AND the other state recognizes Colorado permits as valid in their state. Hence, a “yes” in the following table also indicates that a valid Colorado permit is recognized in that state, subject to their laws. When traveling with a Colorado permit, it is advisable to contact the state you are visiting to confirm reciprocity and to review that state’s firearms laws.
The state of Colorado no longer recognizes the validity of any permit issued by any state to a nonresident of that state (see C.R.S 18-12-213 amended 2007), specifically they must be a resident of the state that issued the concealed handgun permit and must be in possession of a valid drivers license or identification card issued by that same state.
This information is also available to Colorado law enforcement through the CCIC system.
PERMIT VALID IN COLORADO
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NO
NEW HAMPSHIRE YES
NEW JERSEY NO
NEW MEXICO YES
NEW YORK NO
NORTH CAROLINA YES
NORTH DAKOTA YES
RHODE ISLAND NO
SOUTH CAROLINA NO
SOUTH DAKOTA YES
WEST VIRGINIA NO
*No permit required in State of Vermont to carry a concealed handgun.
Concealed Weapons Permits (Issued by other states outside of Arizona)
Arizona recognizes all other states valid permits providing the following conditions are met:
Arizona and any political subdivisions of Arizona shall recognize a concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state if both:
The permit or license is recognized as valid in the issuing state
The permit or license holder is all of the following:
Legally present in this state
Not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm in this state
For the purpose of establishing mutual permit or license recognition with other states, the Arizona Department of Public Safety shall enter into a written agreement if another state requires a written agreement.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a person with a concealed weapons permit from another state may not carry a concealed weapon in this state if the person is under twenty-one years of age or is under indictment for, or has been convicted of, a felony offense in any jurisdiction, unless the person’s rights have been restored or the conviction is expunged, set-aside or vacated and the applicant is currently not a prohibited possessor under state or federal law.
Reciprocity (Carrying in other states outside of Arizona)
Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit holders wishing to carry utilizing their permit while visiting another state are responsible for contacting that state to ensure reciprocity.
Reciprocal Agreements – Concealed Weapon Permits
Written Agreement with Arizona Recognizes Arizona Without Written Agreement Does NOT Recognize Arizona Permits
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Warning: It is extremely important that all Arizona Permit holders be aware of the CCW requirements and laws of all reciprocating/recognizing states. An Arizona CCW permit does not supersede any other state’s law or CCW requirements. Persons carrying an Arizona permit are subject to the laws of the state they are visiting.
If you are an Arizona permit holder traveling to another state and wish to carry a concealed weapon using your Arizona permit, contact that state directly to confirm their recognition status before carrying concealed weapons there.
Some states only recognize permits from persons who are a resident of the issuing state.
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