Why get a non resident permit?


Tomhusker

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I have seen mentioned that some get a non-resident CCW permits for multiple states. I guess I am not in the loop with these as I have never heard of them until I joined here. What I don't understand is why? I am a Missouri permit holder. The permit I hold is honored by just about every state that has legal concealed carry laws, and I am interested in traveling to.
What's the purpose?
 

Because not all states honor all other states permits. For example: I have a VA ccw that is honored in a lot of states but MA and NH are that do not. So I am in the process of getting them as I have family in both and travel there often.
 
I have a South Carolina permit. South Carolina and Georgia do not recognize each others permits. Since I travel to Georgia frequently I needed a permit that is recognized by Georgia. So I got a Florida permit which is recognized in Georgia.
 
Welcome Tom

I live on Ga., SC does not recognize Georgia, but Fla. does recognize Ga. and SC. So I am going to apply for a Fla. permit for when i travel north. Simply amazing how these poly tics screw with us all the time.
 
I am a Missouri permit holder. The permit I hold is honored by just about every state that has legal concealed carry laws, and I am interested in traveling to.
What's the purpose?

Not everyone has a Missouri permit nor has the interest in traveling to the same states as you do.
 
SC does not recognize non res permits

SC requires you to be a resident of the state for which you obtain the permit so if you're a FL it will work otherwise it won't - don't find out the hard way

SC let's you get a NR permit if you own land there
 
PA borders 6 other states...of those only 1 honors a PA license.

Spreading out a little further....PA license is honored by 26 states. By getting a CT, UT and AZ permits the number gets bumped up to 39 states I can travel to. That goes to 40 July 1 when NV honors AZ, and then 41 when WI new law goes into effect around Nov 1, 2011.

To bring it closer to home for you....let's say you wanted to visit CT or ME. Neither of those two honor your MO permit...so you would have to get those permits to carry in those states.
 
Sorry to be dense but I thought WI law on carry will be signed after July 4th in time for Airventure? -- No trip to WI this year then...again!:no: GA will not be bad :unsure:to go to for next month's trip since we all have a FL permit each...
 
Sorry to be dense but I thought WI law on carry will be signed after July 4th in time for Airventure? -- No trip to WI this year then...again!:no: GA will not be bad :unsure:to go to for next month's trip since we all have a FL permit each...

Sounds like they will sign in into Law on/after July 4th and permits won't be issued until a few months after that. DOJ must compile a list of states where Reciprocity is extended. That step will probably take a few months. Until that's done your other CCWs won't help you in WI
 
Tom,

Think of it like a LEO who needs a backup officer...2 rules should be practiced. More than anything it's a personal choice.

1. Have a B.U.G. - Backup Gun (2 formats of practice): The first format is because LEOs likely will confiscate your firearm for ballistics tests should you ever be the shooter in an incident, so you would want a BUG to keep exercising your 2A rights. Another format for the BUG is so you have a secondary firearm carried upon your person in the event that your primary fails.

2. Have out-of-State permits (non-resident permit) from other States in the event that a law has been changed, reciprocity is changed, OR the dunderheaded LEO encounter occurs where you can fall back on that local permit rather than your Missouri permit. The key here is if you're in a State that you have an OOS permit from, THAT'S the permit you show rather than your home-state permit.

There are several instructors in Missouri that teach OOS standards for other States. You could also explore Florida and Pennsylvania. I'm up for a renewal shortly on my Pennsylvania so I won't have any of the new requirements at my disposal (I know a picture is one of those).
 
Sorry to be dense but I thought WI law on carry will be signed after July 4th in time for Airventure? -- No trip to WI this year then...again!:no: GA will not be bad :unsure:to go to for next month's trip since we all have a FL permit each...

Once it gets signed it has to be "published". It becomes effective the 1st day of the 4th month after publication.
 
Avoids the problem of out of state permits not exempting you from the national 1000 yard school zone law. Not likely you'd get tagged for that, even with an out of state permit, but having one for that state keeps you both within the spirit AND the letter of the law.
 
Avoids the problem of out of state permits not exempting you from the national 1000 yard school zone law. Not likely you'd get tagged for that, even with an out of state permit, but having one for that state keeps you both within the spirit AND the letter of the law.


1000 feet....but otherwise correct. :biggrin:
 
Avoids the problem of out of state permits not exempting you from the national 1000 yard school zone law. Not likely you'd get tagged for that, even with an out of state permit, but having one for that state keeps you both within the spirit AND the letter of the law.

What about in a parking lot in your car? Here in VA you can, gotta leave in your car if you need to go in of course but how would you pick up your kids if you had to?
 
What about in a parking lot in your car? Here in VA you can, gotta leave in your car if you need to go in of course but how would you pick up your kids if you had to?

In order to comply with the Federal law, the gun would have to be unloaded and in a locked case:
18 USC 922(q):

(2)
(A) It shall be unlawful for any individual knowingly to possess a firearm that has moved in or that otherwise affects interstate or foreign commerce at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone.
(B) Subparagraph (A) does not apply to the possession of a firearm—
(i) on private property not part of school grounds;
(ii) if the individual possessing the firearm is licensed to do so by the State in which the school zone is located or a political subdivision of the State, and the law of the State or political subdivision requires that, before an individual obtains such a license, the law enforcement authorities of the State or political subdivision verify that the individual is qualified under law to receive the license;
(iii) that is—
(I) not loaded; and
(II) in a locked container, or a locked firearms rack that is on a motor vehicle;
 

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