AAC Permit To Carry Pistols and Revolvers Reciprocity With Other States CCS Proposal

(NEW) (a) A resident of the United States who is a nonresident of Connecticut may carry a concealed firearm while in this state if the nonresident: (a) Is 21 years of age or older; and (b) Has in his or her immediate possession a valid permit or license to carry a concealed firearm issued to the nonresident in his or her state of residence provided: (1) the nonresident has attained the age of twenty-one; (2) the mandatory firearms training requirement meets or exceeds Connecticut standards; and (3) the nonresident home state conducts a national criminal history check prior to issue. The nonresident is subject to the same laws and restrictions with respect to carrying a concealed firearm while in Connecticut as a resident of this state who is so permitted.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall designate and notify states which meet the standards above of Connecticut carry of concealed firearm reciprocal policy and acceptance of their license or permit.

(c) If the resident of another state who is the holder of a valid permit or license to carry a concealed firearm issued in another state establishes legal residence in this state by registering to vote or making a statement of domicile, the previous state license or permit shall remain in effect for 90 days following the date on which the holder of the permit or license establishes legal state residence. This section applies only to nonresident concealed firearm permit or license holders from states with which Connecticut honors reciprocity.

Data: The purpose of this proposal is to honor Firearm carry Permits/Licenses issued by other states if their standards meet CT requirements, including age, background investigation and training. The following is a compilation of other-state laws/procedures pertaining to this issue (possibly not complete - Websites are included where possible). Our position is that with proper evaluation of other states requirements compared to our own (by the Commissioner of Public Safety), that allowing reciprocity fosters inter-state cooperation and enhances the ability of these fully qualified permitted/licensed citizens to participate more freely in shooting competitions, hunting, and for self-protection. We understand CT State Police have been queried by other states concerning reciprocity, but have no authority to implement. (Reciprocal states have not been updated since 06/02.)

Connecticut: The State of Connecticut recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that  recognize Connecticut firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont.

· The right to self-defense neither begins nor ends at a state border.

· A law-abiding citizen does not suffer a character change by crossing a state line.

· An “unalienable right” is not determined by geographical boundaries.

· A patchwork of state laws regarding the carrying of firearms can make criminals out of honest folks, especially those who frequently must travel the states to earn a living.

Alabama: The State of Alabama recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming. States reciprocate in recognizing Alabama firearms licenses: Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming.   

Alaska: The State of Alaska recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming. States reciprocate in recognizing Alaska firearms licenses: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Wyoming.  http://www.dps.state.ak.us/ast/achp/ 

Arizona: The State of Arizona recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas.  States reciprocate in recognizing Arizona firearms licenses. Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Texas, Utah, Vermont. http://www.dps.state.az.us/ccw/welcome.htm 

Arkansas: The State of Arkansas has obtained memorandums of agreements with other states that enable valid concealed handgun license holders from Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah to carry a concealed handgun in the reciprocal state. An Arkansas concealed handgun license holder visiting one of the reciprocal states must obey all laws of a reciprocating state when exercising concealed handgun privileges. States reciprocate in recognizing Arkansas firearms licenses: Arizona; Florida; Kentucky; Oklahoma, South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Utah. www.state.ar.us/asp/chl 

California: The State of California recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that  recognize California firearms licenses:  Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont.  http://caag.state.ca.us/ 

Colorado: The State of Colorado recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that  recognize Colorado firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Utah, Vermont.  

Connecticut: The State of Connecticut recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that  recognize Connecticut firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont.  

Delaware: The State of Delaware recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that recognize Delaware firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont.  http://www.state.de.us/dsp/ 

Florida: The State of  Florida recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming. States that recognize Florida firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming.  http://licgweb.dos.state.fl.us/ 

Georgia: Georgia will reciprocate in recognizing firearms licenses with the following states: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Wyoming.  States that recognize Georgia firearms licenses: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming.  http://www.ganet.org/ago/ 

Hawaii: The State of Hawaii recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that recognize Hawaii firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont.  http://www.hawaii.gov/ag/index.html 

Idaho: The State of Idaho recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming. States that recognize Idaho firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming. http://www.state.id.us/dle/dle.htm 

Illinois: Permits Not Available; Permits not granted. 

Indiana:  The State of Indiana recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming. States that recognize Indiana firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming  http://www.state.in.us/isp/ 

Iowa: The State of Iowa recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that recognize Iowa firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont 

Kansas: Permits Not Available; Permits not granted. http://www.ink.org/public/ksag/ 

Kentucky: The State of Kentucky recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.  States that recognize Kentucky firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming. http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/ksp/ksphome.htm#menu 

Louisiana: The State of Louisiana recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas.  States that recognize Louisiana firearms licenses: Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia. http://www.dps.state.la.us/stpolice.html 

Maine: The State of Maine recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Maine firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont.  

Maryland: The State of Maryland recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Maryland firearms licenses: Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.inform.umd.edu/UMS+State/MD_Resources/MDSP/handgun.html 

Massachusetts: The State of Massachusetts recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Massachusetts firearms licenses: Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.state.ma.us/msp/firearms/index.htm 

Michigan: The State of Michigan recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.  States that recognize Michigan firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming.  http://www.msp.state.mi.us/ 

Minnesota: The State of Minnesota recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Minnesota firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.dps.state.mn.us/ 

Mississippi: The State of Mississippi recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wyoming.  States that recognize Mississippi firearms licenses: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming. http://www.dps.state.ms.us/ 

Missouri: The State of Missouri recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Missouri firearms licenses: None.  http://www.dps.state.mo.us/home/dpshome.htm 

Montana: The State of Montana recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.  States that recognize Montana firearms licenses: Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming. http://www.doj.state.mt.us/ls/weaponslist.htm 

Nebraska: The State of Nebraska recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Nebraska firearms licenses: None.  http://www.nebraska-state-patrol.org/ 

Nevada: The State of Nevada recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Nevada firearms licenses: Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.state.nv.us/ag/ 

New Hampshire: The State of New Hampshire recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Wyoming.  States that recognize New Hampshire firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming. http://www.state.nh.us/nhsp/index.html 

New Jersey: The State of New Jersey recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize New Jersey firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.njsp.org/front.html 

New Mexico:  The State of New Mexico recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize New Mexico firearms licenses: None 

New York: The State of New York recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize New York firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.troopers.state.ny.us/ 

North Carolina: The State of North Carolina recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize North Carolina firearms licenses: Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont, Virginia. http://www.jus.state.nc.us/ 

North Dakota: The State of North Dakota recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Wyoming.  States that recognize North Dakota firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming. http://www.ag.state.nd.us/BCI/BCI.html 

Ohio: The State of Ohio recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Ohio firearms licenses: None 

Oklahoma: The State of Oklahoma recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Texas, Utah, Wyoming.  States that recognize Oklahoma firearms licenses: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wyoming. http://www.osbi.state.ok.us/ 

Oregon: The State of Oregon recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Oregon firearms licenses: Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.osp.state.or.us/html/index_high.html 

Pennsylvania: The State of Pennsylvania recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Florida, Kentucky.  States that recognize Pennsylvania firearms licenses: Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/State_Police/ 

Rhode Island: The State of Rhode Island recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None.  States that recognize Rhode Island firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.riag.state.ri.us/ 

South Carolina: The State of South Carolina recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Arkansas, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming.  States that recognize South Carolina firearms licenses: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.  

South Dakota: The State of South Dakota recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Florida.  States that recognize South Dakota firearms licenses: Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont. http://www.state.sd.us/state/executive/dcr/hp/page1sdh.htm 

Tennessee: The State of  Tennessee recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia.  States that recognize Tennessee firearms licenses: Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont. http://www.state.tn.us/safety/ 

Texas: The State of Texas recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee.  States that recognize Texas firearms licenses: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont. http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/reciprocity.htm 

Utah: The State of Utah recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.  States that recognize Utah firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vermont, Wyoming. Utah will honor any permit issued by another state or county for 60 consecutive days.  http://www.bci.state.ut.us/ 

Vermont:  The State of Vermont does not issue weapons/firearms licenses but allows carrying of concealed firearms if there is no intent to commit a crime. Therefore, residents from Vermont do not have the right to carry their concealed weapons/firearms in Connecticut or other states, while all citizens do have that right in Vermont.  

Virginia:  The State of Virginia recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia.  States that recognize Virginia firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Vermont. http://www.vsp.state.va.us/vsp.html 

Washington: The State of Washington recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that recognize Washington firearms licenses: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Vermont, Virginia. http://www.wa.gov/wsp/wsphome.htm 

West Virginia: The State of Washington recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Kentucky, Virginia. States that recognize Washington firearms licenses: Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Utah, Virginia, Vermont. www.wvstatepolice.com/legal/legal.shtml 

Wisconsin: The State of Wisconsin recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: None. States that recognize Wisconsin firearms licenses: None.  http://www.doj.state.wi.us/ 

Wyoming: The State of Wyoming recognizes permits to carry concealed from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah. States that recognize Wyoming firearms licenses: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont. http://www.state.wy.us/~ag/index.html

Updated 06/02 

Right To Carry reciprocity and recognition between the various states is subject to frequent change through legislative action and regulatory interpretation. This information is the best available at the time of publication. This summary is not intended as legal advice or restatement of law.