What Are Some States That Have Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreements?


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As of 2015, some states that have concealed carry reciprocity agreements are Ohio, Texas and Florida, notes the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. A concealed carry reciprocity agreement is a bilateral agreement between two states agreeing to honor concealed carry weapon permits issued by one another, claims Daily Kos. Though every state permits carrying of concealed weapons, as of 2014, at least 10 states do not recognize or reciprocate any permits issued out-of-state, according to The Washington Times.

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Most states only have reciprocity agreements with some of the other states, reports The Washington Times. These agreements often provide conditions and limitations to the permits that are considered valid, such as Minnesota, one of the states that only have reciprocity agreements with states that have comparable or more stringent restrictions on issuing permits to carry concealed weapons, claims the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Some states do not have reciprocity agreements in place, but they honor the concealed carry permits issued by another state, a practice known as recognition, explains the Daily Kos.

As of March 2015, Ohio has reciprocity agreements with 28 other states, reports The Columbus Dispatch. Ohio recognizes the other states' permits for concealed weapons if the permit holder is only visiting Ohio and is not a resident. Florida's reciprocity agreements with states that issue permits to non-residents exclude any non-resident permit holders, notes the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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