Posted August 23, 2017 9:00 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Reciprocity is a wonderful thing for concealed carry permit holders. That one permit allows one to carry concealed in numerous other states without needing a special permit for each one. Today, folks in Wisconsin and West Virginia can each add another state to the areas their permits cover.


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the agreement on Friday, marking it as an historical, positive step for gun owners in both states.

“I take protecting the Second Amendment rights of legal gun owners seriously,” Morrisey said. “Residents of West Virginia and those who visit here should be able to exercise their right to bear arms.”

Concealed carry holders from West Virginia have long been able to carry concealed firearms in Wisconsin, and a recent letter from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will now allow West Virginia to recognize concealed carry permits from Wisconsin, giving visitors from the Badger State the same opportunity to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

This is good news for those affected, though I’m not sure how many West Virginians are interested in traveling to Wisconsin or vice versa, but still…

Unfortunately, this also illustrates a problem with concealed carry permits.

West Virginia boasts total reciprocity …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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