22 STATES RECOGNIZE ILLINOIS’ CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT. ILLINOIS RECOGNIZES NONE.

Illinois Review

CHICAGO – Twenty-two states now recognize Illinois conceal carry permits, The Northwest Herald reports. The states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said the state’s 16-hour training course is likely a factor in that growth. Illinois’ training requirement is among the most stringent nationwide.

However, Illinois doesn’t have a reciprocity agreement with any states, meaning Illinois doesn’t recognize other state permits. Gun owners who want to carry in other parts of the country can get nonresident concealed-carry permits for Utah and Florida. Those require four hours of training and are recognized in more than 30 states.

The bill lawmakers approved in 2013 was due to a federal court order, though the measure was fought hard by those who wanted Illinois to retain its last-in-the-nation ban on concealed carry.

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2 Responses to 22 STATES RECOGNIZE ILLINOIS’ CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT. ILLINOIS RECOGNIZES NONE.

  1. Pingback: Champion News | 22 STATES RECOGNIZE ILLINOIS’ CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT. ILLINOIS RECOGNIZES NONE.

  2. Carrying a handgun is an important right for every law-abiding citizen in the US who chooses to take their self defense into their own hands. It is absolutely essential anyone with a CCP to recognize that laws regulating weapons (especially concealed carry) vary widely from state to state, and even within states.

    Reciprocity agreements are complicated, are negotiated between each state, and change often. If you want to cross state lines with your firearm be sure to check on the current law. Often states will only recognize licenses issued by another state if the permitting requirements are similar or more strict than their own.

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