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    Just Moved Here

    I have a CWP recently issued from the state of Georgia. It's valid for 5 years -
    It is, of course, legal for me to carry using it, as Alabama recognizes Georgia's Concealed Weapons Permit.

    My question is, now that I'm a resident of Alabama, 'MUST' I obtain a concealed weapons permit in Alabama?
    Alabama's CWP's are only valid for 1 year - My Georgia CWP is valid for 5... Since my GA CWP is still valid (for 4.5 more years) what reason would I have in obtaining one from AL?

    Thank you.

    Folks: I see that more than 24 of you have viewed this question - without a reply?

    Why should I get an AL CWP if my GA CWP is valid and recognized in AL?
    Last edited by TUMF; 07-08-2015 at 01:11 PM.

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    Alabama offers 5-year permits as well.

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    Georgia permit

    Once you are a resident of Alabama you can no longer carry concealed on your Georgia permit in the state of Alabama. Alabama however is a traditional open carry state. If you wish to carry concealed you must obtain an Alabama permit.

    Section 13A-11-85

    Reciprocity for licenses issued in other states.

    (a) A person licensed to carry a handgun in any state shall be authorized to carry a handgun in this state. This section shall apply to a license holder from another state only while the license holder is not a resident of this state. A license holder from another state shall carry the handgun in compliance with the laws of this state.

    (b) The Attorney General is authorized to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states for the mutual recognition of licenses to carry handguns and shall periodically publish a list of states which recognize licenses issued pursuant to Section 13A-11-75.

    (Act 2001-494, p. 862, 1; Act 2013-283, p. 938, 2.)
    Last edited by defcon4; 07-12-2015 at 10:32 PM.

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    Short answer is you will need an alabama permit once you are a resident. Alabama offers 1 to 5 year permits but the fee varies from county to county but I think the highest is $20 per year. Some counties have waiting times and others don't. The longest wait time is 30 days and the shortest is 10 minutes by law.

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    Welcome to OCDO!

    Quote Originally Posted by TUMF View Post
    what reason would I have in obtaining one from AL?
    None, if you're going to Open Carry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dario View Post
    Welcome to OCDO!

    None, if you're going to Open Carry
    True if the OP plans to only OC while afoot. Carrying in a vehicle, open or concealed, requires the AL permit for AL residents.

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