West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has done a remarkable job of expanding reciprocity with other states for West Virginia's concealed carry permits. The West Virgina Citizen's Defense League has noted his efforts. From wvrecord.com:
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 links to the states for you. From the AG's office in West Virginia:
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
Check the states below for up-to-date concealed carry information.
States That Recognize West Virginia Provisional Concealed Handgun Licenses and 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 person in charge of the process makes an enormous difference. A roll back in reciprocity was temporarily accomplished by the Virginia AG. The backlash was fast and decisive. In Minnesota, the Commissioner of Public Safety did her best to minimize a legislative reform aimed at expanding reciprocity.
National reciprocity is coming. It is too logical and popular to be stopped. The only reason it has not yet passed is President Obama.
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