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.
For these and other important laws, the Legal Boundaries by State resource book is the best tool. The book includes more than just relevant laws of all 50 states and D.C. 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
The book is routinely updated when laws change. You can also request an electronic version of the book so you have access to the book when there isn’t Wi-Fi or cell service, and an electronic version for when there is.