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never_retreat
June 15, 2007, 11:05 PM
http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/crime.aspx?id=184
Firearm Reciprocity Agreements

In 1995, the Pennsylvania General Assembly gave the Attorney General the authority to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania currently has formal written reciprocity agreements with fourteen states that recognize a valid license to carry firearms issued by Pennsylvania. Conversely, Pennsylvania recognizes valid firearm carry licenses/permits from those states. In addition to the 14 formal agreements, other forms of reciprocity are applicable.

Carrying Firearms in Pennsylvania - Frequently asked questions (by the Pennsylvania State Police)

Note: It has come to the attention of the Office of Attorney General that there has been confusion over the applicability of Pennsylvania's reciprocal privileges with regard to the residency status of an individual who has been issued a valid license/permit. It is the position of the Office of Attorney General that recognition within Pennsylvania is based on the issuance to an individual of a valid license/permit by the reciprocal contracting state, and not on the license/permit holder's place of residence.

Categories of Firearms Reciprocity

Under Pennsylvania law, there are six categories of firearms reciprocity status.

Category 1: States that have entered into written reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania. (Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. 6109(k))

The following states have entered into formal written reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania under section 6109(k) of the Uniform Firearms Act. These agreements provide for reciprocal recognition of valid licenses/permits issued by both states. Recognition in Pennsylvania is based on the individual's issuance of a valid license/permit by the reciprocal contracting state, and not on the license/permit holder's place of residence.

A list of these states and links to their firearms laws is provided below, along with the text of the agreements:

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Alaska
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Alaska
Read Alaska's official information on gun laws
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Florida
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Florida
Review Florida's official information on gun laws
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Georgia
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Georgia
Contact the Georgia Office of Attorney General
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Kentucky
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Kentucky
Review Kentucky's official information on gun laws
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Michigan
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Michigan
Review Michigan's official information on gun laws
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Missouri
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Missouri
Review Missouri's official information on gun laws
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New Hampshire
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with New Hampshire
Review New Hampshire's official information on gun laws
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North Carolina
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with North Carolina
Read North Carolina's official information on gun laws
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Oklahoma
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Oklahoma
Read Oklahoma's official information on gun laws
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South Dakota
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with South Dakota
Read South Dakota's official information on gun laws
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Tennessee
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Tennessee
Read Tennessee's official information on gun laws
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Texas
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Texas
Review Texas's official information on gun laws
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Virginia
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Virginia
Review Virginia's official information on gun laws
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Wyoming
Read Pennsylvania's Firearm Reciprocity Agreement with Wyoming
Review Wyoming's official information on gun laws


Category 2: States that have statutory reciprocity under 6106(b)(15) of the Uniform Firearms Act.

The following states have been granted statutory reciprocity without a formal written agreement under 6106(b)(15), based on the determination of the Attorney General that the other state has granted reciprocity to Pennsylvania license holders, and that the other state's laws governing firearms are similar.

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Colorado
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Idaho
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Louisiana
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Montana
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North Dakota
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Utah


Category 3: Unilateral reciprocity granted by another state for Pennsylvania license holders.

This category encompasses states which allow an individual issued a valid concealed firearm license from Pennsylvania to carry a firearm while in those respective states.

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Indiana


Category 4: Pennsylvanians may apply for a license/permit from another state ("Application states").

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Maine
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Maryland
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Massachusetts
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Washington


Category 5: State does not recognize or grant licenses/permits to individuals from another state, currently does not extend reciprocal privileges to Pennsylvania license holders, or has not indicated current status.

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Alabama
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Arizona
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Arkansas
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California
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Connecticut
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Delaware
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Hawaii
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Illinois
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Indiana
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Iowa
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Kansas
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Minnesota
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Nebraska
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Nevada
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New Jersey
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New Mexico
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New York
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North Dakota
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Ohio
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Oregon
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Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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West Virginia
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Wisconsin


Category 6: Carry permitted without license/permit.

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Vermont

**Vermont allows possession or carrying of a concealed firearm without a license/permit.


Please be aware that the information on this page is subject to change based on the most recent developments in the various states and territories. If you are aware of changes in any of the information above, please contact the Office of Attorney General so that our information may be revised appropriately. If you plan to travel to another state it is recommended that you contact the proper authority within that state in order to verify what, if any, additional requirements or restrictions apply under state or federal law.

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SJG26
June 15, 2007, 11:20 PM
One or two steps ahead of ya here....mods combine:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=282925


but---found this of interest:
Category 4: Pennsylvanians may apply for a license/permit from another state ("Application states").

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Maine
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Maryland
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Massachusetts
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Washington

So with the elusive Maryland - we can APPLY---but I assume there's no way in hell Gestapo there will GRANT??

ForeignDude
June 16, 2007, 06:34 AM
I seem to remember reading a prior PA AG letter stating their disagreement with the position of the PSP, but that it was up to each DA to determine whether or not to charge you. [No link, sorry] The way I read it, the AG opinion is correct, and most consistent with the text of the official reciprocity agreements.

However, the PSP website still says that only permits from the state in which you reside are valid. So, I can see someone getting stopped by the PSP, arrested on a non-resident permit, charged with a felony, and dragged through hell before it's all over. [You can carry the opinion from the AG in your breast-pocket, but I don't see it doing much good as they haul you away -- you know, the old "tell it to the judge" canard.]

PA folks -- clarify -- do AG opinions supersede the stance of the PSP? What is the chain-of-command relationship between these two entities?

Glockman17366
June 16, 2007, 08:22 AM
The PA AG's opinion over rides the PSP.
The PSP is to enforce laws, not make law...

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