Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Non-resident OC--has this been cleared up?

  1. #1
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358

    Post imported post

    I am a NC resident, and have a current NC concealed Handgun Permit (CHP). I know that NC and WV have reciprocity for CC, but I have been trying to figure out the OC situation in WV. I have family and friends in WV that I visit several times a year, and just wanted to be sure, because there seems to be a lot of conflicting info as far as whether or not OC is legal for non-residents...

    Mainly I travel to Martinsburg (Berkeley County) in the Eastern Panhandle and Wheeling (Ohio County) in the Northern Panhandle.

    Can I OC, since I'm a non-resident? Has this weird discrepancy between the WV AG's understanding of the statutes and the WVSP "interpretation" been resolved?

    What gives?
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
    Posts
    89

    Post imported post

    You can follow along on this WVCDL forum thread, but the latest update was basically the AGs office saying they put the info in their pamphlet because the state police interpreted the law to mean "no OC by non-residents" and the WVSP saying basically "Huh? What? I dunno. We'll look into it."

    Thats pretty much where it stands right now.

    Keep checking back on the WVCDL thread for further updates.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358

    Post imported post

    So, I see you ive in Martinsburg. I lived there from 2000-2005. I have some stuff there in a storage unit, and will be travelling there several times in the next few months to get it and move it down to NC.

    So can I OC in Martinsburg, or should I just CC with my permit? What is your experience with OC in Berkeley Co?...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
    Posts
    89

    Post imported post

    I have OC'd on occasion, but its not my persoal prefrence for carry. I'm more of a "casual" carry person. I carry OWB but my shirt (summertime) typically covers well, and in the winter time my jacket covers.

    I don't get all paranoid wondering if I print, or if my shirt rides up or if I forget to cover up when I get out of the car, but typically I conceal.

    On the few occasions I have purposely open carried I haven't had any reaction, either positive or negative.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •