When will Missouri be added to Wisconsin list of recognized states?


I currently have a Missouri CCW permit. This permit is recognized by many states, but not Wisconsin. Anybody know why? Any chance of Wisconsin recognizing Missouri CCW permits in the near future?

Original poster


This is up to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Out-of-state Licenses Recognized in Wisconsin

Under s. 165.25(12m), Wis. Stats., DOJ is required to establish a list of states that issue a license to carry a concealed weapon, if that license requires, or designates that the holder chose to submit to, a background search that is comparable to the type of background check that DOJ is required to conduct for Wisconsin licensees. The Wisconsin background check includes two components: (1) a criminal history record search; and (2) a search of the national instant criminal background check system (NICS) operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Any person who is at least 21 years of age, who is not a Wisconsin resident,* and who holds a valid concealed carry license issued by any of the states on DOJ’s list will be recognized in Wisconsin as an out-of-state licensee, per s. 175.60 (1)(g).