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Old March 10, 2009, 10:43 AM   #1
alan
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Traveling Pennsylvanians might find the following of interest

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/crime.aspx?id=184

Firearm Reciprocity Agreements

In 1995, the Pennsylvania General Assembly gave the Attorney General the authority to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania currently has formal written reciprocity agreements with fourteen states that recognize a valid license to carry firearms issued by Pennsylvania. Conversely, Pennsylvania recognizes valid firearm carry licenses/permits from those states. In addition to the 14 formal agreements, other forms of reciprocity are applicable.

Carrying Firearms in Pennsylvania - Frequently asked questions (by the Pennsylvania State Police)

Note: It has come to the attention of the Office of Attorney General that there has been confusion over the applicability of Pennsylvania's reciprocal privileges with regard to the residency status of an individual who has been issued a valid license/permit. It is the position of the Office of Attorney General that recognition within Pennsylvania is based on the issuance to an individual of a valid license/permit by the reciprocal contracting state, and not on the license/permit holder's place of residence.


Categories of Firearms Reciprocity

Under Pennsylvania law, there are six categories of firearms reciprocity status.

Category 1: States that have entered into written reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania. (Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. ยง 6109(k))

The following states have entered into formal written reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania under section 6109(k) of the Uniform Firearms Act. These agreements provide for reciprocal recognition of valid licenses/permits issued by both states. Recognition in Pennsylvania is based on the individual's issuance of a valid license/permit by the reciprocal contracting state, and not on the license/permit holder's place of residence.


A list of these states and links to their firearms laws is provided below, along with the text of the agreements:

Alaska
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Alaska
Read Alaska's official information on gun laws
Arizona
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Arizona
Read Arizona's official information on gun laws
Arkansas
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Arkansas
Read Arkansas' official information on gun laws
Florida
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Florida
Review Florida's official information on gun laws
Georgia
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Georgia
Contact the Georgia Office of Attorney General
Kentucky
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Kentucky
Review Kentucky's official information on gun laws
Michigan
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Michigan
Review Michigan's official information on gun laws
Missouri
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Missouri
Review Missouri's official information on gun laws
New Hampshire
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with New Hampshire
Review New Hampshire's official information on gun laws
North Carolina
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with North Carolina
Read North Carolina's official information on gun laws
Oklahoma
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Oklahoma
Read Oklahoma's official information on gun laws
South Dakota
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with South Dakota
Read South Dakota's official information on gun laws
Tennessee
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Tennessee
Read Tennessee's official information on gun laws
Texas
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Texas
Review Texas's official information on gun laws
Virginia
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Virginia
Review Virginia's official information on gun laws
West Virginia
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with West Virginia
Review West Virginia's official information on gun laws
Wyoming
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Wyoming
Review Wyoming's official information on gun laws

Category 2: States that have statutory reciprocity under 6106(b)(15) of the Uniform Firearms Act.

The following states have been granted statutory reciprocity without a formal written agreement under 6106(b)(15), based on the determination of the Attorney General that the other state has granted reciprocity to Pennsylvania license holders, and that the other state's laws governing firearms are similar.

Colorado
Idaho
Indiana
Louisiana
Montana
North Dakota
Utah

Category 3: Unilateral reciprocity granted by another state for Pennsylvania license holders.

This category encompasses states which allow an individual issued a valid concealed firearm license from Pennsylvania to carry a firearm while in those respective states.

Category 4: Pennsylvanians may apply for a license/permit from another state ("Application states").

Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Washington

Category 5: State does not recognize or grant licenses/permits to individuals from another state, currently does not extend reciprocal privileges to Pennsylvania license holders, or has not indicated current status.


Alabama
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Wisconsin

Category 6: Carry permitted without license/permit.

Vermont
**Vermont allows possession or carrying of a concealed firearm without a license/permit.


Please be aware that the information on this page is subject to change based on the most recent developments in the various states and territories. If you are aware of changes in any of the information above, please contact the Office of Attorney General so that our information may be revised appropriately. If you plan to travel to another state it is recommended that you contact the proper authority within that state in order to verify what, if any, additional requirements or restrictions apply under state or federal law.


CONTACT INFO FOR ALL STATES


The following information may assist you in contacting the appropriate agencies if you plan to travel to another state:


Alabama
Keith Miller
Chief Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of Alabama
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Missouri
Peter Lyskowski
Assistant Attorney General
Missouri Office of Attorney General
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Alaska
Sandra Fuller
Department of Public Safety
Records & Identification Bureau
5700 East Tudor Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99507
Montana
Ilka Becker
Assistant Attorney General
Montana Department of Justice
Justice Building
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT 59620-1401

Arizona
Michael J. Kline, Sr.
Concealed Weapon Coordinator
Arizona Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 6488
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Nebraska
J. Kirk Brown
Solicitor General
Nebraska Office of Attorney General
2115 State Capitol Building
Lincoln, NE 68509-8920

Arkansas
Major Kathy Sparks
Commander, Administrative Services Division
Arkansas State Police
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209-4822
Nevada
Gerald J. Gardner
Chief Deputy Attorney General
Nevada Office of Attorney General
555 E. Washington Avenue
Room 3900
Las Vegas, NV 89101

California
Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Attorney General
California Office of Attorney General
1300 I Street, Suite 1740
Sacramento, CA 95814 New Hampshire
Earl M. Sweeney
Assistant Commissioner
Department of Safety
James H. Hayes Building
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305

Colorado
Susan Kitchen
Agent in Charge
Colorado Department of Public Safety
690 Kipling St., Ste. 3000
Denver, CO 80215-5825
New Jersey
Department of Law and Public Safety
Office of Attorney General
P.O. Box 080
25 Market Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0080

Connecticut
Leonard C. Boyle
Commissioner
Department of Public Safety
State of Connecticut
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT 06457-9294
New Mexico
Stuart M. Bluestone
Chief Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of New Mexico
P.O. Drawer 1508
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508

Delaware
Carl Danberg
Chief Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of Delaware
Carvel State Office Building
820 N French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
New York
Debra L. W. Cohn
Deputy Attorney General for Policy
Office of the Attorney General of New York
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271

District of Columbia
Terrance Ryan
General Counsel
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Room 4115
Washington, DC 20001
North Carolina
John J. Aldridge, III
Special Deputy Attorney General
Law Enforcement Liaison Section
North Carolina Department of Justice
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001

Florida
Ken Wilkinson
Management Analyst
Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Division of Licensing
P.O. Box 6687
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6687
North Dakota
Sandi Tabor, Chief Deputy
Office of the Attorney General of North Dakota
State Capitol
600 E Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505 0040

Georgia
Thurbert E. Baker
Attorney General
State of Georgia
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334-1300
Ohio
Jonathan R. Fulkerson
Deputy Attorney General
Health & Human Services Section
Ohio Office of Attorney General
30 E. Broad Street, 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3400

Hawaii
Neil N. Murakami
Deputy Attorney General
Criminal Justice Division
Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Oklahoma
Jimmy Bunn, Jr., Esq.
Legal Counsel
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
6600 N. Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7912

Idaho
William A. von Tagen
Deputy Attorney General
Chief, Intergovernmental & Fiscal Law Division
Idaho Office of Attorney General
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0010
Oregon
Timothy R. Thompson
Assistant Attorney General
Criminal Justice Division
Oregon Department of Justice
610 Hawthorne Ave., SE, Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Illinois
Barry Gross, Chief Deputy
Illinois Office of Attorney General
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Rhode Island
James R. Lee
Chief, Civil Division
Rhode Island Dept. of Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Indiana
Jennifer Thuma
Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs
Indiana Office of Attorney General
Indiana Government Center South, 5th Floor
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2770
South Carolina
Clifton E. Weir
Captain, SLED Regulatory Services
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-1398

Iowa
Tam Ormiston
Chief Policy Deputy
Iowa Office of Attorney General
Hoover State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
South Dakota
Monae Johnson
Pistol Permit Administrator
South Dakota Secretary of State
State Capitol, Suite 204
500 East Capital Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Kansas
Charles W. Klebe
Assistant Attorney General
Concealed Carry Handgun Unit
Kansas Office of Attorney General
120 SW 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
Tennessee
Patricia S. Wall
Staff Attorney
Department of Safety
State of Tennessee
1155 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37249-1000

Kentucky
Elizabeth D. Baker
Legal Counsel
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Texas
Becky Pestana
Assistant Attorney General
General Counsel Division
Texas Office of Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548

Louisiana
Colonel Henry Whitehorn
Deputy Secretary, Public Safety Services
Department of Public Safety & Corrections
Louisiana State Police
P.O. Box 66614
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
Utah
Rick Penrod
Investigator
Utah Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84118

Maine
Laura Yustak Smith
Assistant Attorney General
Maine Office of Attorney General
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Vermont
John Treadwell
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of Vermont
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001

Maryland
Mark H. Bowen
Assistant Attorney General
Maryland Office of Attorney General
1201 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
Virginia
Thomas J. Lambert
Legal Specialist
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Virginia Department of State Police
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472

Massachusetts
Stephanie S. Lovell
First Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts
One Ashburton Place Room 2019
Boston, MA 02108 1698
Washington
Toni M. Hood
Assistant Attorney General
Licensing and Administrative Law Division
Attorney General of Washington
P.O. Box 40110
Olympia, WA 98504-0110

Michigan
Robert Ianni
Bureau Chief
Consumer Protection Bureau
525 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48909
West Virginia
Thomas W. Smith
Managing Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of West Virginia
State Capitol, Room 26 E
Charleston, WV 25305

Minnesota
E. Joseph Newton
Department Program Administrator
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Office of the Commissioner
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1000
Saint Paul, MN 55101-5100
Wisconsin
Roy R. Korte, Assistant Attorney General
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Attorney General's Office
17 W. Main St.
Madison, WI 53707

Mississippi
Mississippi Department for Public Safety
P.O. Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205-0958
Wyoming
Bryan A. Skoric
Senior Assistant Attorney General
Division of Criminal Investigation
316 West 22nd St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002



For more information on Pennsylvania's reciprocity agreements contact:

Senior Deputy Attorney General George Zaiser
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
16th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-3391

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