Wisconsin, the latest arrival to the concealed carry party, published the list of states whose concealed carry permits they will recognize in their state recently. Residents from the listed states will be able to travel about Wisconsin strapped as they see fit (within the boundaries of Wisconsin state law, of course) without any additional paperwork. As far as I can tell the reciprocity only applies to resident permits (as opposed to non-resident permits), but hopefully clarification on that issue will be coming along shortly. Make the jump for the list of states with full reciprocity in the land of milk and cheddar.
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
Conspicuously absent from the list are Florida, which gets the most media attention for issuing licenses to people who have never set foot in their state, and Virginia, where I live. Which doesn’t make sense. Virginia has a training requirement in place but doesn’t make the list, yet Pennsylvania (where you can walk into a sheriff’s office and walk out with a permit having never touched a handgun, like I did) is deemed worthy. There has to be something going on behind the scenes that we’re not seeing.
Permit applications will be available starting November 1.