If you want to be completely legal, you're going to have to get a separate permit from every State you wish to travel in, due to The Federal Gun Free School Zones Act of 1995.
Looking strictly at PA and FL non-resident permits, both are quite easy to obtain and allow for reciprocity in a lot of states.
However, after May 1, one will not be able to apply for a PA non-resident permit via mail. Just something for you to consider.
Stay safe - DW
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I still have not received my AZ packet. I got a conformation of it being sent out on the 19th.
My reading is that you have to take the required CCW 8 hour training WITHIN the boundaries if the state of AZ. That kills that ( 4 me anyhow.)
Back to FL permit.
and from that statuteAlternate Applicant Instructions.
If you possess documentation, as stipulated in ARS § 13-3112(E)(6)(b-d), you may qualify to obtain a permit without attending the DPS approved firearms-safety training course. Please contact the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit to obtain an application packet.
N. An applicant shall demonstrate competence with a firearm through any of the following:
1. Completion of any firearms training program that is approved by the department of public safety and that is conducted by instructors who are authorized by the department of public safety or who possess current national rifle association instructor certifications in pistol and personal protection and who submit to a background investigation, including a check for warrants and a criminal history records check.
2. Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class that is available to the general public, that is offered by a law enforcement agency, a junior college, a college or a private or public institution, academy, organization or firearms training school and that is approved by the department of public safety.
3. Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Arizona game and fish department or a similar agency of another state.
4. Completion of any national rifle association firearms safety or training course.
5. Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class that is offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies or other divisions or subdivisions of law enforcement or security enforcement and that is approved by the department of public safety.
6. Evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States armed forces.
7. A valid current or expired concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state and that has a training or testing requirement for initial issuance.
8. Completion of any governmental police agency firearms training course and qualification to carry a firearm in the course of normal police duties.
9. Completion of any other firearms training that the department of public safety deems acceptable.
I just obtained a Florida Non-Resident CCW, (pretty easy and quick turn around), I live in NJ (yea I know it S*cks). I am NEW to a non-resident CCW or any CCW for that matter. In reading through the places that my permit is honored/not honored, I am getting dizzy. when reading through all of it...this state honors the CCW but not non-resident CCW....
Where can I carry without breaking the law?
Rookie question I know?
blue states...the tan states are the ones that honor the FL permit but only if it is held by a FL resident...the tan ones are CO, ME, MI, NH, and SC.
Sonny boy and I both have Florida permits. We didn't even have to go there to apply nor get it. Mine took a little over three weeks to get (quite a while back) while sonny boy's took a week, well...a week after DH mailed it. That quick nowadays....
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