Concealed Carry Q&A Digest – March 26, 2018

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Concealed Carry Digest: You Asked - We Answer

We get asked a lot of questions, and it’s only fair that we attempt to answer them. Questions with longer answers often become articles and sometimes we even get some USA Carry Readers to submit their answers. This article is for all the questions that didn’t need their own article. Click here to view all of our Concealed Carry Q&A Digest articles.

I’m a New York State resident with concealed carry permits from Florida, Utah, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Is there a map or info on what states you’re allowed to buy handguns at the state’s gun store/dealers. I was surprised to find out that I can not buy handguns at a dealer in South Carolina even though I own a home there and have a South Carolina Concealed Carry Permit.

If you purchase a handgun in a state you don’t live in, it has to be transferred to your FFL in your state for you to take possession of after completing a 4473 just like you would purchase a gun in your home state.

Your Concealed Carry Maps show that many states are reciprocal with the Maine Concealed Carry Permit but how does this work now that Maine residents no longer need any permit to conceal carry?

While Maine now has Constitutional Carry allowing its residents to carry concealed without a permit, you would still need a Maine Concealed Carry Permit which they still issue.

I was wondering if you could clarify if Iowa recognizes any of the states that issue a CCW at 18.

According to the Iowa Concealed Carry FAQ, they state that they will honor all permits issued by other states. There is nothing that states that the permit holder must be of a certain age.

Hi, I am trying to find out is my valid Maryland Carry permit is OK in the following states as I will be vacationing in the following states, Massachusetts, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. I am a retired Police Office from Washington, D.C. and have all of my proper Police ID. my HR 218 permit Expired in 2 more days and I will not have time to renew it before leaving on my Vacation. Any help with this matter would be deeply appreciated.

Your Maryland Concealed Carry Permit is valid in Utah and Arizona but not in Massachusetts and Nevada. You can view this and more at our Concealed Carry Maps.

How do I go about getting a permit to carry in Iowa and what other states is it good in?  Thanks!

You can find information on the process of obtaining an Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons at our Iowa Concealed Carry page. At the time of this writing, Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons are honors in the following state (this is subject to change so always check our Concealed Carry Maps and the state’s website for the most up to date information):

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Can we legally conceal carry a sub gun or an AR 15 Pistol in a vehicle or a backpack in the state of Washington with the CHL permit?

Washington’s Firearm FAQ states that the Washington Concealed Weapons Permit is only valid for pistols. I am assuming “sub gun” you mean a submachine gun which is not a pistol and therefore you cannot carry concealed. Since an AR-15 Pistol is still classified as a pistol, it should be covered. To be sure I would recommend contacting the Washington State Office of Attorney General to be sure.