Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 04:15 PM by W. Clark
Recognition of Utah CCW’s
Louisiana – Minnesota - Mississippi - Nevada -
Texas - Washington
Due to the fact that many states’ laws go into effect today there have been a number of states
that have changes to their firearms laws.
Louisiana has a slight change to its recognition of Utah’s CCW’s. Their
recognition law goes into effect August 15. At that time they will officially begin recognizing Utah’s permit. I had incorrectly stated that that change was immediate.
Minnesota’s recognition of Utah CCW is now official.
Mississippi. I just spoke with the person in charge implementing Mississippi’s
new recognition bill signed by their Governor. It went into effect today 7/1/2004.
Even though Utah absolutely qualifies for their recognition. We must still formally accept their offer in a quasi (reciprocity)
agreement. Mississippi will be mailing those out to the states that qualify next week.
Nevada. At this time the state of Nevada does not recognize permits from any other
states. You may however carry loaded and concealed in your vehicle even as a non-resident.
We are looking at legislation the next time their legislature meets, which will allow for some form of recognition.
Texas is still in the works. The bureaucratic wheels are moving even slower that
they used to in Texas. The responsibility for Concealed firearm recognition was transferred from their department of Public
safety to their Attorney General’s office. Where we had it on the fast track for recognition before the change it appears
we have had to start all over again. We have Cheryl Luke with Utah AG’s
office handling this. She is the counsel assigned to DPS/Bureau of Criminal Identification. She has the final letter
ready for Texas and just needs the ommissioner to sign.
Washington State is official as of yesterday, 6/30/04
W. Clark Aposhian
Utah Self-Defense Instructors’ Network