Washington Revokes Reciprocity with Florida

Washington Revokes Reciprocity with Florida

Washington Revokes Reciprocity with Florida

As of April 25, 2013, Washington no longer honors Florida concealed weapon licenses. The Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson revoked the concealed weapons permit reciprocity with Florida. According to the NRA-ILA, it is because Florida allows military veterans that are not get 21 to still obtain a concealed weapons permit. All other citizens must be 21.

“Recognizing that our men and women in the military have been called into service in the fight for Freedom when they reach the age 18 – the age of majority, the Florida legislature lowered the minimum age requirement from 21 to 18 years of age for those men and women who have served our nation and have been honorably discharged from the service.”

What does this mean for you?

If you are a Florida concealed weapons permit holder, you can no longer carry concealed in the state of Washington.

If you are a Washington concealed weapons permit holder, you can no longer carry concealed in the state of Florida.

What can you do about it?

You can help by urging the Attorney General to reinstate reciprocity with Florida and once again recognize our licenses as valid in Washington State.

CALL:  Please call Attorney General Ferguson at (360) 753-2702.

E-MAIL: Attorney General Ferguson does not have a publicly available e-mail address, you may send an e-mail to Assistant Attorney General Susan Pierini at: [email protected]

Our Concealed Carry Permit Maps have been updated to reflect this change.

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  • Washington are a bunch of idiots. People do not have to accept unconstitutional law and even concealment requirements are an infringement although almost all gun owners think they have had a bone tossed to them. It’s nothing to get excited about when things like Permits, concealment and other gun legislation are under federal jurisdiction. Open carry is what our fore fathers expected Americans to have forever. As far as this new attempt by Washington to further hinder both Florida and Washington DC gun carrying citizens, it’s just another attempt at breaking apart the unity of all States that are pro-gun, if government succeeds in splitting all the States then it can easily legislate each one until it achieves the total banning of all guns. Wake up, do not allow the government to issue one more law or exec order against our rights as Americans. Don’t be satisfied with scraps when you should have the whole thing.

    • Archer

      Dude, this has nothing to do with washington d.c. It is between Washington STATE and Florida. Washington DC has a no gun law, meaning that not only does DC not issue carry permits of any kind, but citizens living in DC are not allowed to OWN guns of any kind period.

  • I think Ferguson is an idiot for doing that, he’s just buckling to the liberal crap. He should have his calls screened for stupid people.

  • Cross Washington off of your vacation list and don’t buy anything from that State.

  • This is ridiculous! Total revocation for one clause? Reciprocity means they recognize the other state’s permit, but the holder must obey the law of the state that recognizes your permit. The simple solution is to require out of state holders to be 21. Not that I agree with it, but it would be the simple solution.

  • Adelbert Waldron

    Painful.

  • JB

    As a past resident of WA, I find this very frustrating.

  • Cobrawing

    There is a dangerous trend going on with all this that involves other states as well. The Arizona concealed carry permit no longer recognizes neighboring Nevada! I also read that there is drama between Pennsylvania and Florida as well. What we really need is a full 50 state reciprocity law, as all these individual states are backing out of other states reciprocity.

  • Ken Erickson

    Washington doesn’t have reciprocity with Texas for the same reason, although I believe that in Texas you can be 18 and active military. How many people enlist and are honorably discharged under 21 years of age anyway? You beg the kids to enlist to protect the country, train them, hand them an M1 or M16 and send them around the world to protect us and our freedoms, but won’t let them carry at home? Use a little sense when making policy and laws, please.

  • j410

    We take these young folks out of book school put them through intensive training and say you can kill on the orders of your CO. We bring you home and say O you are still under 21 so you have no rights! The state of Wisconsin has a law that a Dad/Mom can take there son/daughter out for a drink if they under 21 and Wis. wants to get rid of this.These young people have more training than a lot of us put together but they can not own a hand gun or buy a beer.Please tell me are my thoughts wrong.

    • Archer

      The Military does not take “young folks out of book school put them through intensive training and say you can kill on the orders of your CO”. That entire statement you made is totally wrong in everyway. The military requires a High School Diploma or a GED equivalent, does not take students out of school, and no, you can not kill on orders of your commanding officer. That is not how the military works. The rules of engagement state that you cannot fire unless fired upon. If a commanding officer were to tell a soldier under his command to kill someone who has not been deamed a reasonable threat by the rules of engagement, then that commander has given an Illegal and Immoral Order and it is the Duty of the Soldier to disobey it. The Commander would then have been relieved of duty and brought to court marshall for Dishonorable Discharge and more than likely would have faced prison time.
      “Tis better to be thought fool and keep your mouth shut then open your mouth and prove others right”.
      Do some research about the military before you go around making comments that make veterans like myself sound like mercenaries. Thanks.
      (5 years active duty Army, deployed Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait)

      • William_Bjornson

        Yeah, it’s not your CO, it’s gw bush. “…then that commander [in-chief] has given an Illegal and Immoral Order and it is the
        Duty of the Soldier to disobey it. The Commander [in-chief] would then have been
        relieved of duty and brought to court marshall for Dishonorable
        Discharge [impeachment] and more than likely would have faced prison time.” T’were it only true…

        • DH

          DH
          I just transferred from Wa to Fl. drove almost 4000 miles towing 5th wheel and boat. Had to keep gun locked down most of the journey.
          We need people to realize that we don’t have to vote D or R.
          I vote, but commute to neither.
          I voted independent
          Did I win. No, it will take time for folks to understand that they are not obligated to vote a party. Vote common sense, yet that seems to be in very short supply.

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