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The National Rifle Association continues to be the elephant in the room when it comes to National and States firearms legislation. Rather than us trying to keep you informed - Hit this link to the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.
Handgunlaw.us 4/9/14 - Wisconsin’s Attorney General is stating they will honor the Illinois License to Carry.
http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/conceal-carry/reciprocity I look for Montana and Nevada to add Illinois in the future. They just look at the states laws and if they meet their criteria they will honor them. I believe Illinois law meets their criteria. Texas could add Illinois in the future as they have granted Unilateral Recognition to other states that don’t have reciprocity in their laws. They honor NY, CA, CT, HI, NJ, MA, MD and other states that don’t have reciprocity in their laws. There is an outside chance for Virginia to honor Illinois. They do honor some states who don't honor them. Time will tell if VA honors IL. Most of the other states that don’t already honor IL need to have signed agreements or Illinois must honor them before they will honor Illinois.
At www.handgunlaw.us, we get a lot of questions asking when we are going to make a Mobile App. www.handgunlaw.us provides access and information free of charge. We don't have sponsors and accept no ads. We do this because we recognize the information is needed and most average computer users don't understand how to find the information they need. www.handgunlaw.us will never have a mobile app for the site because there is no real need for one. Simply put, if you have a device that can use a mobile app, you already have the capability of browsing the site using your browser. I do use an App - “Gun Safe” - which links to the pages on www.handgunlaw.us. They link to us with our permission. www.handgunlaw.us and Gun Safe are not affiliated in any way. Others have violated our DMCA protections, copied our info, put it on their Site or in their App, and called it their own compiled information. Once we contact them they generally remove it without further action. I have all the CCW Apps I can find on my NEXUS 7 and use them for research.
Handgunlaw.us - 3/23/14 User requested change made to all State Pages. Click the link to see what changed.
Handgunlaw.us – 2/28/14 Late Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 California State Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a petition on behalf of the state to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review and reverse its decision in Peruta vs. County of San Diego. This most likely means those few counties in California that stated they would issue permits for Self Defense will most likely put all those applications on hold until this is settled in the courts. Full Story Here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/27/california-attorney-general-tries-overturn-gun-car/
Handgunlaw.us - 2/27/14 - The Connecticut State Police has sent out letters to those who tried to register their so called assault weapons and standard capacity magazines but missed the deadline. Telling them they had to dispose of those firearms and magazines or be breaking the law. You can read the letter here. http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/CT-PA13-220.jpg
Handgunlaw.us - 2/24/14 - No Appeal in San Diego Concealed Carry Case, “May Issue” Becomes “Shall Issue”. Earlier this month, a ruling by the Ninth US District Court of Appeals struck down restrictions in San Diego County, California over carrying concealed weapons. On Friday, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore notified the County Board of Supervisors that he will not be seeking an appeal. LA Times article.
Handgunlaw.us - 2/21/14 - Virginia Now Honors Kansas. . . TN Parking Lot Storage Law
Virginia has added Kansas to the list of states it honors. This brings to 30 the number of states that Virginia honors. Kansas honors all other states Permit/Licenses. http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_Reciprocity.shtm
Handgunlaw.us - 2/5/14 – Delaware has removed Virginia as a state they honor. They had them listed for seven days. Handgunlaw.us does not know why they put them back and then took them off again. Delaware has done this in the past with two other states.
Handgunlaw.us - 1/31/14
Delaware has done it again. First they just moved their Reciprocity list to a new page today. They have also put Virginia back on the list of states they honor. They listed Virginia as a state they would honor for most of 2013 but stated that on December 7, 2013 they would drop them. They did remove Virginia from their list shortly after that date. Now Virginia is back on their listing as a state they will honor. I state this with my tongue firmly planted firmly in my cheek: Beau Biden, who has Joe Biden’s genes, is the AG of Delaware!
Here is a good article for everyone who carries and travels should read. Other states most likely have a similar system and have collected data from the other states on who has a permit/licenses to carry. http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/01/16/driving-through-maryland-how-the-lawful-florida-gun-owner-was-targeted-hint-maryland-coordination-and-analysis-center/Handgunlaw.us also needs your assistance. There are so many bills in the different state legislatures that keeping track of all of them by myself is getting to be almost impossible. Especially the ones that are only small changes to the firearm laws in that state. If a law changes in your state I ask for a heads up from you on that change. The state and bill # are all I need. If there is a change please drop me an email at email@example.com and let me know. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. www.handgunlaw.us will be updated late this evening or early tomorrow with changes listed above.
Handgunlaw.us – 1/6/14
Ohio and Arizona signed a Reciprocity Agreement many years back and it came to our attention that the way it was worded Ohio would only honor the Arizona Resident permit. No one in either office was sure how that wording got in the agreement. Ohio didn’t seem to care about it but would tell people that was the law as agreed to. Ohio would not put on their website that they would only honor the Arizona Resident Permit so it really didn’t matter to them but that was the agreement. Ohio and Arizona have signed a new agreement and have removed that reference so Ohio will now honor Resident and Non-Resident permit/license issued by the state of Arizona. You can read the Agreement Here.
Wisconsin will honor the Missouri License issued/renewed on or after 8/28/13. The reason WI only honors those after the date is the way Missouri conducts background checks. This is the 4th state Wisconsin honors by a given date the permit/license was issued. Missouri Honors all other states permit/licenses. http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/conceal-carry/reciprocity
Though a court struck down the NY law that only allowed 7 rounds max to be loaded in a 10 rd mag one Prosecuting Attorney in NY has stated that only effects one part of the state and the law is still in effect in other parts of the state. It was just the NY Eastern Division Court that ruled on this matter. NY could also at any time get a stay in that ruling. Handgunlaw.us recommends you only load 7 rds in a mag in NY until this is finally settled. Use Caution! A link to the ruling can be found here: http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/agopinions/NYDisCtRulingOn7RdMags.pdf
I have updated the Knife Law Document adding the knife laws for about 80 more cities. That makes over 500 cities listed in the document. This listing only applies to [b] “Folding Type Knives.”[/b] The whole law is not listed but gives you the main points and a link to read the entire law. http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USKnife.pdf You can access this link on www.handgunlaw.us by putting your mouse pointer over the Global Links at the top of the page “Knife Law Links” and that opens seven links below it. Click on “Knife Law Links” there to view the document. I went through 3000+ cities ordinances looking for additions. Do be aware that all cities that have knife laws are not listed. These are just the ones I could find.
New Mexico - 01/03/14 - Gun Control Measure Pre-Filed for 2014 Session of the New Mexico Legislature. Anti-gun state Representative Miguel Garcia (D- Bernalillo) has introduced House Bill 44, legislation which criminalizes non-dealer firearm transfers at gun shows and takes the first step towards a universal ban on private gun sales, for the upcoming 30-day legislative session that begins on January 21st. The bill mirrors the version of House Bill 77 that was being debated on the floor of the state Senate when the 2013 session was gaveled to a close before a final vote on the measure. To view a copy of HB 44, click here http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/14%20Regular/bills/house/HB0044.pdf
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