West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has done a remarkable job of expanding reciprocity with other states for West Virginia’s concealed carry permits. And the West Virgina Citizen’s Defense League has noted his efforts.
Keith Morgan, president of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, said his group was optimistic the new provisional licenses would be recognized in three to six states, initially believing any expansion beyond that would take years.
“The relentless tenacity with which Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office attacked this issue, resulting in recognition from 16 states, is quite frankly, astonishing,” Morgan said in a press release. “The number of hours of work required cannot be over stated. That we have official recognition from this many states in just five months, is more than a testament to the commitment of the Attorney General’s office to defending and recovering the recognition of our inherent human right to self-defense.”
The AG’s office even provides handy links to the states for permit holders:
States Recognizing West Virginia Concealed Handgun Licenses* Does not require CHL to carry concealed, but local restrictions vary**Only recognizes licenses issued after June 8, 2012
When it comes to reciprocity, the official in charge of the process makes an enormous difference. A rollback in reciprocity was temporarily accomplished recently by the Virginia Attorney General. The backlash was swift and decisive. In Minnesota, the Commissioner of Public Safety did her best to minimize a legislative reform aimed at expanding reciprocity, too.
National reciprocity is coming. It’s too logical and popular an idea to be stopped.
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