Concealed Carry & Home Defense

Guide to Interstate Right To Carry Reciprocity and Recognition

Mike Piccione Editor, Guns & Gear
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This is a state-by-state guide to the carry laws for each of the fifty states. Each state has a synopsis of the issuing authority, contact agency for out of state permits, the states that recognize your permit and the state recognition of permits from other states.

Note to Readers: Right To Carry reciprocity and recognition between the various states is subject to frequent change through legislative action and regulatory interpretation. This information is the best available at the time of publication. This summary is not intended as legal advice or restatement of law.

Click here for a complete guide to all 50 states, or click on your individual state for an easy to print version.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas
California Colorado Connecticut Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin