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This is a discussion on Attention travelers! Before you ask your questions: within the Traveling With Handguns forums, part of the Handguns category; I've been seeing a lot of this lately: I have a permit from X. I'm traveling this summer through states ...

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    Default Attention travelers! Before you ask your questions:

    I've been seeing a lot of this lately:

    I have a permit from X. I'm traveling this summer through states A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. I'm stopping only in states B, D, and G. What do I do?
    First thing you do is some research. It is your responsibility to know and abide by the laws of the states in which you will be traveling. It is irresponsible to expect accurate answers from faceless forum folks. And it is downright LAZY to expect other forum members to do your homework for you.

    Before you ask questions, start by referencing these sites:


    This is just the beginning. You should also check the official website of each state you plan to visit. You will usually find a section on firearms laws as applied to residents and non-residents.
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    I often think the same thing when I see that type of post. I can understand when a specific inquiry is made to understand a specific law in a different state. I live in NC and will be moving to FL in June or July and I am fully aware of what I will need to do to get my FL CCW permit. I think this is one of the best forums on the net and the topics covered are very interesting. Thanks to all the great posters here for their experience!

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    Using the USACarry map, be sure to clear the map between entering non-resident permits (FL, UT) It confuses the map if you don't!!
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    I always wonder why they just don't click the link at the top of the page. Someone is always having to post the link for them. I just shake my head & move on. ;)

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    When I recieved my Concealed Carry Permit the first thing I did was buy the book Traverler's Guide to the Firearms Laws of the Fifty States by J. Scott Kappas, Esq. I keep it in the travel case for my gun so the book goes everywhere I travel and I have each states laws so there's no confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey Strick View Post
    When I recieved my Concealed Carry Permit the first thing I did was buy the book Traverler's Guide to the Firearms Laws of the Fifty States by J. Scott Kappas, Esq. I keep it in the travel case for my gun so the book goes everywhere I travel and I have each states laws so there's no confusion.
    Laws CHANGE. Your printed book does not. Do yourself a favor and RESEARCH before you travel.

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    I agree with Phillip on doing the research... the links you provided are excellent resources, but remember they sometimes have mistakes so it is also better to doublecheck with the states that you are traveling to and from...call the local LE and make sure you got the correct information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Gain View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of this lately:



    First thing you do is some research. It is your responsibility to know and abide by the laws of the states in which you will be traveling. It is irresponsible to expect accurate answers from faceless forum folks. And it is downright LAZY to expect other forum members to do your homework for you.

    Before you ask questions, start by referencing these sites:

    This is just the beginning. You should also check the official website of each state you plan to visit. You will usually find a section on firearms laws as applied to residents and non-residents.
    Phillip. THANK YOU for addressing this! I see SO many questions in the forum that should be researched using specific statutes rather than the well-intentioned answers from "strangers." Some questions actually worry me.
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    Those with Androids can also get CCW - Concealed Carry 50 state by Workman Consulting, I believe it cost me $1.99, but they do a really good job of updating laws as they become public. When NM dropped and then reinstated reciprocity for several states they had the app updated before I read about the change. Sorry, but at this time they do not make an Iphone app; I know because I checked for a friend of mine.
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    I completely agree with the notion that you have to do your own homework and need to take responsibility for your own actions. I must say that these questions, when posted, are useful nonetheless. It allows some others who enjoy the research to look up or freshen up on laws that they don't fully know. Or, in other cases, allows otherwise knowledgable people to ask questions of locals in states that have intricate laws.

    For example: if you were to research on carry in Las Vegas casinos, you will find almost nothing on the topic online, on the Las Vegas PD site, or the Nevada Attorney General's page. What is the law on it?

    Another example: Try finding statutes pertaining to carry on tribal lands. Not so easy. Does FOPA protect you there? That is still a question that has no answer in statute. The sharing of experience is the only information on this one.

    While it is convenient to say "do your own homework", the posting does allow for education and correction of incorrect notions. This being said, never take what someone here says without verifying it. I wouldn't be my freedom on it.

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