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    If you can post a link for your state, it would help use to make a new map.

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    Kind of an odd question as far as Colorado is concerned. The permit is a "Concealed Weapon Permit", but the legislation specifically allows only handgun concealment (C.R.S. 18-12-201 to 18-12-216).

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    http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c031.htm

    Title 23 - Law Enforcement and Public Safety





    CHAPTER 31.

    FIREARMS
    [ ... ]

    ARTICLE 4.

    CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS
    SECTION 23-31-205. Name.
    This article may be cited as the "Law Abiding Citizens Self-Defense Act of 1996".








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    MO issues a CCW (concealed carry weapon) endorsement (it is an "endorsement" to your DL or State ID). See RsMO 571.030 (4)

    http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C500-599/5710000030.HTM

    4. Subdivisions (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.

    Sections (1), (8), (10) of subsection 1:

    (1) Carries concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or

    (8) Carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any church or place where people have assembled for worship, or into any election precinct on any election day, or into any building owned or occupied by any agency of the federal government, state government, or political subdivision thereof; or

    (10) Carries a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.

    Link to entire Chapter 571 if you want to read 571.101 to 571.121 referenced in the above:
    http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/chapters/chap571.htm

    It does not allow the carry of gravity or spring opened bladed weapons such as balisong or switch blade which are specifically prohibited in a different section.

    Some good further reading on MO CCW law and weapons not allowed with CCW and changes since CCW passage can be found at Kevin Jamison, Esq's, a well known SD advocate/atty in the state, website which also has a link to purchase his book:
    http://www.kljamisonlaw.com/updates.asp

    The most relevant section from that page (emphasis mine):

    The License to Carry (LTC) statute exempts license holders from the provisions of the ban against concealed carry in RSMo 571.030. There are other sections of law which restrict concealed carry or possession. The statute does not limit the type of weapon which can be concealed by licensees. One could carry a bowie knife in a boot, a pistol in a pocket, or a shotgun under a coat. As in any self-defense weapon, the more exotic the weapon, the more likely the licensee’s conduct will be examined. The law requires training with revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. This does not prevent the licensee from carrying one or two barreled deringers, although why one would want to remains a mystery. The law does not authorize possession of switchblades (see MISSOURI WEAPONS AND SELF-DEFENSE LAW page 20). While a collector or other authorized switchblade owner, or a licensed owner of an automatic weapon or sawed-off shotgun might carry such a weapon, this is not a good idea from a public relations standpoint, which is where many criminal cases begin. The prosecutor's association and at least one trial judge contends that the LTC law only allows carrying handguns. They are wrong. The law exempts license holders from the CCW provisions of RSMo 571.030. This means ALL weapons. The statute refers elsewhere to handguns, but the exemption is for "weapons". It is a basic rule of statutory interpretation that the defendant gets the benefit of the doubt.

    A licensee may carry as many weapons as desired. This may be considered to be evidence of some enthusiasm for gunfights, by persons who file criminal charges and serve on juries. Many will claim that the second gun is a "throwdown" to justify a questionable shooting, even if never used as such. Use of a weapon easily traced to the owner through federal or state purchase records will reduce the effect of this claim. Many police officers carry backup guns for the same reason as they carry spare tires; in case the primary gun is disabled. Due to weapon focus guns, are sometimes disabled by criminal gunfire. It has also been discovered that it is quicker for an individual to draw a second gun than to reload the primary gun. Drawing a second gun is refered to as a "New York reload". A backup gun also allows an individual to provide a weapon to a companion.

    The use of magnum ammunition should be discouraged (but is not illegal) due to problems of over-penetration. The statute licenses the person, not a specific weapon. It does not limit the licensee to a specific weapon. One may carry any weapon, or as many weapons at the state of dress or degree of threat demands.

    ETA: As a side note, 571 does not specify the designation "CCW" and I cannot find it anywhere in RsMO. The statute states that a "concealed carry endorsement", upon meeting the requirements, shall be issued on a MO DL or State ID but I do not find where it is specified how this endorsement should be noted. What is used is the letters "CCW" on the DL or ID which is generally agreed to mean "concealed carry weapons" as I understand. I assume this designation was generated somewhere within Dept of Revenue regs as that is the dept that issues DLs and IDs in MO. Someone else may be able to shed light on "CCW" becoming the official endorsement designation.
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    Not sure if you also want states who only license concealed pistols, but here you go:

    "(1)(a) Except in the person's place of abode or fixed place of business, a person shall not carry a pistol concealed on his or her person without a license to carry a concealed pistol." - http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.41.050

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    Utah issues a concealed firearm permit, but it covers all wepons here. Also, a permit issued by any state is also vaild in Utah.

    U.C.A. 76-10-501. Definitions.
    As used in this part:

    (5) (a) "Dangerous weapon" means any item that in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. The following factors shall be used in determining whether a knife, or any other item, object, or thing not commonly known as a dangerous weapon is a dangerous weapon:
    (i) the character of the instrument, object, or thing;
    (ii) the character of the wound produced, if any;
    (iii) the manner in which the instrument, object, or thing was used; and
    (iv) the other lawful purposes for which the instrument, object, or thing may be used.
    (b) "Dangerous weapon" does not include any explosive, chemical, or incendiary device as defined by Section 76-10-306.


    U.C.A. 76-10-504. Carrying concealed dangerous weapon -- Penalties.
    (1) Except as provided in Section 76-10-503 and in Subsections (2) and (3):
    (a) a person who carries a concealed dangerous weapon, as defined in Section 76-10-501, which is not a firearm on his person or one that is readily accessible for immediate use which is not securely encased, as defined in this part, in a place other than his residence, property, or business under his control is guilty of a class B misdemeanor; and
    (b) a person without a valid concealed firearm permit who carries a concealed dangerous weapon which is a firearm and that contains no ammunition is guilty of a class B misdemeanor, but if the firearm contains ammunition the person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
    (2) A person who carries concealed a sawed-off shotgun or a sawed-off rifle is guilty of a second degree felony.
    (3) If the concealed firearm is used in the commission of a violent felony as defined in Section 76-3-203.5, and the person is a party to the offense, the person is guilty of a second degree felony.
    (4) Nothing in Subsection (1) shall prohibit a person engaged in the lawful taking of protected or unprotected wildlife as defined in Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code, from carrying a concealed weapon or a concealed firearm with a barrel length of four inches or greater as long as the taking of wildlife does not occur:
    (a) within the limits of a municipality in violation of that municipality's ordinances; or
    (b) upon the highways of the state as defined in Section 41-6a-102.


    U.C.A. 76-10-523. Persons exempt from weapons laws.
    (1) This part and Title 53, Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Weapon Act, do not apply to any of the following:
    (a) a United States marshal;
    (b) a federal official required to carry a firearm;
    (c) a peace officer of this or any other jurisdiction;
    (d) a law enforcement official as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
    (e) a judge as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
    (f) a common carrier while engaged in the regular and ordinary transport of firearms as merchandise; or
    (g) a nonresident traveling in or through the state, provided that any firearm is:
    (i) unloaded; and
    (ii) securely encased as defined in Section 76-10-501.
    (2) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504(1)(a), (1)(b), and Section 76-10-505 do not apply to any person to whom a permit to carry a concealed firearm has been issued:
    (a) pursuant to Section 53-5-704; or
    (b) by another state or county.



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    This is fairly easy, since Florida provides this information on its CCW reciprocity site.

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    Kentucky's permit is called CDWL....Concealed Deadly Weapon License.

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    Missouri.ccw. carry conceald weapon

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    AZ issues CCW permits, because Open Carry is legal without a permit.

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    Nevada issues a shall-issue "Concealed Firearm Permit" http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-2...l#NRS202Sec366

    It only authorizes the concealment of revolvers, single and double derringers, and semi-automatic firearms. If one qualifies with a revolver, they can use any revolver, but one must qualify with each model of semi-automatic. The law considers a single or double derringer to be a revolver.

    The Sheriff can also issue a separate permit for concealing other weapons, specifying the other weapons. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-2...l#NRS202Sec350 However, this permit is may-issue rather than shall-issue, and I don't know if they would ever actually issue such a permit.

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    Open carry is legal where i live in st. joe. mo. without permit.

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    Concerning Nevada, it appears to allow Concealed firearms.

    NRS 202.3653 Definitions. As used in NRS 202.3653 to 202.369, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:
    1. “Concealed firearm” means a loaded or unloaded pistol, revolver or other firearm which is carried upon a person in such a manner as not to be discernible by ordinary observation.
    2. “Department” means the Department of Public Safety.
    3. “Permit” means a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued pursuant to the provisions of NRS 202.3653 to 202.369, inclusive.
    4. “Revolver” means a firearm that has a revolving cylinder with several chambers, which, by pulling the trigger or setting the hammer, are aligned with the barrel, placing the bullet in a position to be fired. The term includes, without limitation, a single or double derringer.
    5. “Semiautomatic firearm” means a firearm which:
    (a) Uses the energy of the explosive in a fixed cartridge to extract a fixed cartridge and chamber a fresh cartridge with each single pull of the trigger; and
    (b) Requires the release of the trigger and another pull of the trigger for each successive shot.
    (Added to NRS by 1995, 2721; A 1997, 1175; 1999, 850; 2001, 2579; 2005, 596; 2007, 3151)


    The statute as written does not specify semi-automatic pistol......
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    My Connecticut says "State Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers" nothing about concealed or otherwise but we here in CT it is a concealed or else permit :-)

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    AZkopper wrote:
    AZ issues CCW permits, because Open Carry is legal without a permit.
    Sez: CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT (CWP)

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    NC has a CHP: Concealed Handgun Permit

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    Florida is a concealed. weapon permit. Firearm, asp, knife, whatever, its all good.

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    Texas has a CHL (Concealed Handgun Licence)

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    Kansas has a "License to Carry Concealed Firearm".

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    Tennessee = Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) Must have it to CC/OC.

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    Information for Wyoming:

    Wyoming issues a Concealed Firearm Permit.



    http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/d...edFirearms.htm

    [size=6-8-104. Wearing or carrying concealed weapons; penalties; exceptions; permits.][/size]
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    (a) A person who wears or carries a concealed deadly weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six (6) months, or both, unless:



    (i) The person is a peace officer;



    (ii) The person possesses a permit under this section; or



    (iii) The person holds a valid permit authorizing him to carry a concealed firearm authorized and issued by a governmental agency or entity in another state that recognizes Wyoming permits, is a valid statewide permit, and the state has laws similar to the provisions of this section, as determined by the attorney general, including a proper background check of the permit holder.



    (b) The attorney general is authorized to issue permits to carry a concealed firearm to persons qualified as provided by this subsection. The attorney general shall promulgate rules necessary to carry out this section no later than October 1, 1994. Applications for a permit to carry a concealed firearm shall be made available and distributed by the division of criminal investigation and local law enforcement agencies. The permit shall be valid throughout the state for a period of five (5) years from the date of issuance. The permittee shall carry the permit, together with valid identification at all times when the permittee is carrying a concealed firearm and shall display both the permit and proper identification upon request of any peace officer. The attorney general through the division shall issue a permit to any person who:
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    Why not allow folks to carry an 8oz sap? It would be nice to have a level of force available below that of a handgun. If I am facing down a 400 pound drunken jerk-&*^ I would much rather give him a discouraging rap in the nuts than shoot and kill him.

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    AZkopper wrote:
    AZ issues CCW permits, because Open Carry is legal without a permit.
    Sez 'Concealed Weapon Permit' on my AZ card. I OC anyway... but it's convienient to have.

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