As we advise our readers, concealed carry license reciprocity agreements between states sometimes change. It is always best practice to check and see if the state you’re traveling to or through honors your permit before heading out. Just because they did last year doesn’t mean that reciprocity agreement hasn’t changed.
Illustrating this point is a recent change to Texas’ reciprocity list. Texas will now honor concealed carry licenses held by residents of Wisconsin. Now Folks up in Wisconsin can dodge those cold winters and head to Texas with their firearm.
One way to stay on top of changing reciprocity agreements, and check if a state will honor your permit, is to use our interactive reciprocity map builder. If you don’t have a permit, our map builder also shows states with constitutional and permit-less carry laws, and how that may provide you the ability to carry concealed without a license.
But these maps only provide limited information. What about stand your ground law, duty to notify, magazine capacity restrictions? These are just a few of the many things someone needs to understand about the state they are traveling to.
Here is a perfect time to remind you about the best legal resource that you can use to determine any state’s firearm laws, and much, much more. Our App called Concealed Carry Gun Tools provides legal information for every state and DC. You can research:
- Air Travel — how to properly check a firearm, firearm parts, or ammunition on your next flight
- How to understand and apply FOPA 926A to be able to transport firearms through any state regardless of local laws
- How to research and understand the laws that regulate carry of a firearm inside a National Park, Monument, or Memorial