need for multiple permits?


nukesdg

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Is there any basis to get a non-resident permit in a state that another permit covers?
I am a consultant whom works in many states for various lengths of time, if going to a state that honors a current permit would getting a permit in that state buy you / me anything?

sdg
 

apvbguy

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considering that VT doesn't issue permits, you'd need at least one non resident permit to carry in most states. FLA, PA or UT seem to cover the most states. many states do not accept permits from ANY state.
YMMV
 

sdprof

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One thing you will get with a permit issued by the state you visit is exemption from the awful federal Gun Free School Zone Act. It provides exemption only for licenses issued by the state in which the school whose 1000 foot boundary you are crossing is located.

You have to decide if that GFSZA is bothersome to you or not, and whether the expense and effort are necessary.
 

wolf_fire

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Is there any basis to get a non-resident permit in a state that another permit covers?
I am a consultant whom works in many states for various lengths of time, if going to a state that honors a current permit would getting a permit in that state buy you / me anything?

sdg

I'm confused by your post. You are from VT. You do not have a resident permit since VT does not issue any type of permit. Therefore, no other state recognizes what you do not have.

If you do travel frequently and wish to carry you would have to get a permit either issued by that state or a non-resident permit that the state recognizes. Unless of course you happen to travel only to states that accept open carry without a permit.

Let me give you an example. Let's say you wanted to visit PA. You could open carry. That is fine and dandy without a license to carry. However, you'd need to get the non-resident PA license if you wished to carry openly in a vehicle OR you would need to get some other states permit that PA would accept from a non-resident of the issuing state.

My advice is to click on the link that Lester posted (thanks Lester), and find out which state offers a non-resident permit that maximizes the number of states you can carry in.

Personally, I live in PA and have a resident license and also have the UT non-resident permit. I can carry in 37 of the 50 states.
 

nukesdg

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I have multiple non-resident permits to cover areas I travel
If I took a long term project, 6mo-1yr, in a state that excepts one of my current permits would there be any reason to get one in that state?
sdg
 

apvbguy

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as long as you do not become a legal resident of that state you should be ok, but be aware that there are some states that will consider your working in their state makes you a resident. you would be wise to seek competent legal advice rather than depending on people on the internet for legal opinions
 

telpinaro

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I think (without counting) UT would provide the most states you could travel in, and I'm guessing AZ is one of the easier ones to get, since they only provide permits so someone can carry out of state. Just make sure whichever state you go to recognized non-res permits. CO + UT gives me 37 states as well, and I have VA and AZ just for good measure (VA is one of the states I go to frequently) and because they let me do the training online.
 

wolf_fire

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I have multiple non-resident permits to cover areas I travel
If I took a long term project, 6mo-1yr, in a state that excepts one of my current permits would there be any reason to get one in that state?
sdg

If you have a non-resident permit and it is accepted in another state as a non-resident, then you are good to go. If they only accept the permit if you are a resident of the issuing state then you need to find some other means. It gets complicated, but check out the reciprocity map here on the usa carry site.
 

chilipeppernorm

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I have non resident permits for NV, UT, and FL and that combination gives me reciprocity in 35 states. There is an app for your smartphone entitled CCW and it updates constantly, you simply select the states your permits are from and res/non res and you get a map.
 

TWright

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My resident UT permit allows me to conceal in, I believe, 36 states, but because there is no live fire requirement, states like Nevada and New Mexico do not recognize it. As of mid 2013, Idaho now gives the option of getting an "enhanced" permit that requires 8 hrs of legal and live fire training. With that addition, I will pick up an additional 5 states (41 total +/_). This enhanced permit alone may end up getting more reciprocity than a UT permit. I don't travel back east so my reason was to conceal in Vegas. Even though open carry in Vegas is legal, pushing through a thousand foreign tourists on the strip on a Sat night with an exposed .45 is not the best weapon retention strategy, not to mention fear mongers calling the cops. Also, casinos will ask you to leave so where's the fun?
The most difficult task for most is going to be finding a training class close enough to take.
 

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