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    License question

    Can you have valid ccw from two states or more at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSG Riser1981 View Post
    Can you have valid ccw from two states or more at the same time?
    It depends on the laws of the states.

    Some states require you to be a resident of the state in order to have a CCW from that state. Once you establish residency in another state, that permit is no longer valid.

    Many states have non-resident permits that would allow you to carry in that state and others as well.

    There is no exact cut and dry answer here, you would have to look at the laws for the states in question.
    I am not a lawyer and nothing I say should be accepted as legal advice

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    +1.

    As a for instance, I have a MI CPL AND a Utah Concealed Permit. I don't see any benefit by having both, but I had obtained the Utah Permit while living in GA. After moving to MI, I obtained it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSG Riser1981 View Post
    Can you have valid ccw from two states or more at the same time?
    I currently hold a Maine Non-resident license, an Oklahoma Handgun License, and an Arizona Non-Resident License. Perfectly legal, and gives me more states than an Oklahoma license alone.

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    As some have mentioned already YES you can have multiple permits. The key is the state you live in is the resident permit and the others would be non-resident, mind you not all states issue non-resident permits. I got a VA permit when I was stationed in Norfolk. It was a resident at the time. When I moved to OK I called them and had it change to a non-resident. I will be getting a resident OK here soon.

    The only reason someone would really need multiple permits is to be covered in states that one permit may not be valid in. If you travel around the country then its a good idea to have them.

    A good book to get, I've been getting them for 5 years now, is the "Travelers Guide to the Firearms Laws of the 50 States". I believe the OCDO homepage has a link to it if not a google search will get it for you. I never travel without it as I usually travel to 5-10 states a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSG Riser1981 View Post
    Can you have valid ccw from two states or more at the same time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSG Riser1981 View Post
    Can you have valid ccw from two states or more at the same time?
    To answer the question, yes, you can have as many concealed carry licenses as you are qualified for, but they may or may not do you any good. Some states will accept any resident license, but not a non-resident license. MI is the first one that comes to mind for me.

    Some states recognize no license but their own...OR, NY, CT and several others. Some states will not license just any out-of-state resident OR and NY come to mind. For whatever reason, I do not know, WI only recognizes VA non-resident permits, but not resident VA permits.

    Best source of information for this and other licensed carry questions I have found is www.handgunlaw.us

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