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Old July 31, 2005, 12:22 PM   #26
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Discretionary issue is a problem, and where it is unevenly applied it's unfair. I know this, because I live in Mass., where the issuing authority is the local police who have complete discretion for issuing Licenses to Carry Firearms.
ONe town might be a shall-issue town, and another a virtual no-issue town. Fortunately, I live in a rural town with a police chief who has no problem granting licenses.
Between my Mass. license and my non-resident N.H. license, I may carry in many states.
There is no reciprocity in New England, but Vermont, which is a non-licensing state, honors both of my licenses.
It's a real crazy quilt of laws out there, gents.
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Old July 31, 2005, 01:36 PM   #27
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Texas doesnt recognize Alabama permits because they dont meet certain requirements. Texas Govenor recently has also signed some agreements that allow other states permits to be recognized even though they do not recognize Texas permits. I live in texas but have Relatives and am a propery owner in Alabama. so it kind of sucks that there is no reciprocity.
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Old July 31, 2005, 04:49 PM   #28
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Some counties also allow "open" carry, my county does not.
I'd double-check this. Last time I checked it was against State law, unless on your own property.
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Old July 31, 2005, 05:57 PM   #29
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Arkansas (AR) Resident here. The whole state is weird. I can say that being born, raised and being a resident.

I am a bit out of the loop since I haven't assisted with CCW licenses in a bit. I have the AR resident and FL non- resident. AR is expensive! The training req's do not recip with some states, hence the reason no recip.

I know there was real big 'discussion' about AR residents using ONLY a FL non- resident. AR State Police should look at FL and other states' recip - I do not know the current position on doing this - last I heard the SNAFU was still causing flak.

The deal is for instance AR is good in FL, but one has to travel thru NON recip to get to FL. So a lot of folks just went with the non-res FL as AR residents. I mean for same monies, one gets a whole lot more recip states, including the states b/t AR and FL.

My resident is up for renewal in May. I may join those that : 1) went with FL only in the first place 2) let their AR laspe and use the FL non- res. onl 3) Some folks add NH to add some states when they travel "those directions".

I need to check into this ( have someone else check - I think that gal at ASP still remembers me - being in on part of the "discussion" )

Now I have not been to IL. My last trip coming back from PA - my only concern was all them guns I had picked up and having to travel through OH.
I didn't stay in OH long, took the fastest , shortest route to KY.

What I and others do is get the latest Updates from AND from the Website of states to travel through , AND anything else pertinent and print mulitple copies, have copies on Floppy's and on Flashdrive.

One might need to have the hardcopies to present. Never hurts to have a way to 1) print a copy , 2) provide means for said copies to be given to a LEO agency or DA or whomever needs...err..."informing".
Your honor may I borrow the court's USB port - I can provide documentation, make copies, with references and cites.., oh- old PC huh -well then we will use the FDD..."

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Old August 2, 2005, 02:11 AM   #30
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According to this site AL is a open carry state. Check it out. Also ahs all other states.
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