Skip to comments.Iowa, Wisconsin Agree to Recognize Georgia CCW Permits
Posted on 02/26/2012 5:10:31 AM PST by marktwain
We are still waiting on the Senate to decide the fate of a National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill, one that would provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.
But in meantime, states are continuing to reach out to each other to forge state-to-state concealed carry reciprocity agreements (theres no reason to wait on the Fed).
The latest state to expand its reciprocal recognition program is Georgia, which added Iowa and Wisconsin to its list last month bringing its total to 26.
Georgia currently 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.
Legislation passed in 1996 allows Georgia to grant the privilege of firearm reciprocity to citizens of states that recognize Georgia firearms permits.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, who penned the new agreements with Iowa and Wisconsin, urges permit holders to familiarize themselves with the individual requirements and limitations on firearms permits in any of the reciprocating states where they wish to exercise their rights under this reciprocity program.
What are your thoughts about CCW reciprocity agreements? Should the Fed get involved or should we leave it up to the states to decide?
(Personally, I dont believe the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act will make it through the Senate).
I worry about a National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill, not because of what it does by itself, but because it might set the stage for bad things in the future.
Reciprocity between states is a very important state power, because it recognizes that different states have different ways of doing things, and agreements of that sort do not impact state sovereignty. But if the federals horn in for any reason, no matter how noble on the surface, it is interfering with their state rights and prerogatives.
And the *lack* of reciprocity is just as important. Just because gun controlling states control guns, they cannot force gun liberty states to do so. And for many years in the 1970s and later, only state sovereignty protected the rights of many gun owners.
Reciprocity also involves other issues, from extradition to marriage laws, that are best left up to individual states as long as what they decide conforms to federal law.
The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill opens the door to federal imposition of rules, be they good or bad. And the federals have done so terribly much bad in the past, it is hardly reassuring for them to assert even more power, over the idea that “it is okay this time, because we’re doing it for a good cause.”
They have broken that trust before, and we should be very hesitant to “sell our birthright for a mess of pottage.”
Let the States keep doing what they’re doing. Let sensible people do the sensible things for their constituents.
Most of the states that don’t have reciprocity aren’t ones that most people would want to go to anyway, NY, California, Illinois, NJ, Maryland, Connecticut, Mass. Hmmmmm, what do all these wonderful states have in common.
whats with Georgia and South Carolina NOT recognizing each other?
CCW reciprocity might make it possible for us to maintain the Republic.
National (interstate) RTC is unwise, for many reasons.
Congress should absolutely mandate DC reciprocity for ALL state CCW permits tomorrow, however, since THAT is clearly within their power.
The Feds have no intention of passing such a bill. Doing so would undermine their plans to eliminate guns all together.
The best things we as gun owners can do is to replace every damn one of the S.O.B.’s that are dragging this country down. We can accomplish this every time we vote so as they say in Chicago, “Vote early and vote often”. Kinda takes a page right out of the Libs own book.
I do not know, but I am sure that state activist groups have a good idea of what is happening.
whats with Georgia and South Carolina NOT recognizing each other?
X 2! It chaps me as well as I live on the GA/SC line. Supposedly no reciprocity because SC requires training for a CCW permit and GA doesn’t.
You are correct, I have inquired and SC requirements are more than GA and the 2nd ammendment requires.
Think our state should honor CWP permits issued by any other state if just for the simple reason the other state saw fit to issue the permit
if SC’s requirement’s are more stringent than GA’s, than GA should honor SC’s permit.
But, what happens is GA gets all POed because SC won’t honor GA permits because their not as stringent, so GA doesn’t honor SC’s permit.
Sounds perfectly logical that GA. has this policy.
Concealed carry has come to us one state at a time since the 1980's. What has the federal government done to further concealed carry in the last 35 years? Nothing that I can recall.
It was the federal government that gave us The Gun Control Act of 1968. It was the feds that gave us The Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994. Nothing positive there.
Do we trust Barrack 0bama to have power over Concealed Carry?
He has no interest in concealed carry, he just wants to ban guns.
BTW, I miss President Reagan too.
It would be awesome if everybody that could, would apply for a CCW from their home state, then immediately apply for the nonresident CCW’s from: VA, NH, FL, UT, CT, AZ, and ME. Then, (depending upon the state in which one resides,) the only states that one could not exercise reciprocity would be: MA, NY, NJ, HI, IL, MD ,and CA, although MA, issues a non resident if you have a home state permit, and NYS may issue a business carry to a nonresident. What do you think?
I have one from my Home State (SC) and a non-resident from FL and UT. But, it can get very expensive to get every non-resident CWP. The best you can do is get one from ur home state, then get a non-resident(s) from states that will give you the most covered states.
SO, with my SC, FL and UT, I believe I’m covered in 37 states:
Florida Washington State Minnesota Vermont Wisconsin
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas Colorado Delaware
Georgia Iowa Idaho Indiana Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Michigan Mississippi Missouri Montana New Hampshire Nebraska New Mexico North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah
Virginia West Virginia Wyoming
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