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    Question Virginia CCW License in Wisconsin ? ? ? ?

    Does anyone have any idea as to WHY Wisconsin honors Virginia's Non-Resident License, but will NOT honor the Virginia RESIDENT license?

    This does not make any sense to me.

    Maybe someone here can explain their reasoning.
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    I just checked the map, Wisconsin honors Virginia Resident and Non Resident permits.

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    I just checked the map, Wisconsin honors Virginia Resident and Non Resident permits.

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    Ray,

    I have not been able to find any clarification on why the non-resident permit is OK and the resident permit is not accepted.

    Follow up information; it appears that Virginia resident licensing standard is less stringent than non-resident. A non-resident has a higher level requirement for background check, which meets WI standard for acceptance. see "Why not Reciprocity?" section in the following link West Virginia Concealed Carry

    GB-Boater, don't trust the maps they are just a guide. For your own legal protection please verify information with each state.

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    According to a few sources other than usacarry.com (for example handgunlaw.us), WI only accepts the VA non-resident permit. I've heard this is because VA only runs the full federal background check for non-residents. Residents only go through the VA background check. I do not know if this is true, just passing along what I've heard.

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    Have checked sources other than uscarry maps, VA Pete is correct, only the non resident is accepted in Wi.

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    Default non residence issuing authorities?

    Perhaps because the Non Resident Permits are issued by the VA State Police? I think Non Resident are issued by an authority other then the State Police. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by VA Pete View Post
    According to a few sources other than usacarry.com (for example handgunlaw.us), WI only accepts the VA non-resident permit. I've heard this is because VA only runs the full federal background check for non-residents. Residents only go through the VA background check. I do not know if this is true, just passing along what I've heard.
    This is exactly what I heard as well.

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    Thanks for that link, Johannes. The site contains some instructive information.

    I too wondered why WI honors only nonresident VA permits. I suspected that because VA does not honor WI permits, WI chose not to honor VA but decided not to "punish" nonresidents who held a VA permit. However, the more-stringent check on nonresidents makes sense.

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    Hummm...

    Thank you all.

    I was not aware that Virginia does not run the full FBI background checks on their own residents, but they do for non-residents. Although I don't agree with WI's policy, now it makes sense why they only honor the VA non-resident permits.
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