Many of us opt to get other states’ concealed carry permits so that we are legally covered to carry in as many states as we can. Since a recent policy change, there is now a different go-to state to receive your online concealed carry certificate. Say goodbye to Arizona and hello to Virginia.
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Arizona Is Out
The go-to non-resident concealed carry permit was Arizona for quite a while. The reason it was so popular is because the process was relatively easy and could be done with a combination of an online course and mailed-in paperwork.
However, their policies have changed. The Arizona Department of Public Safety no longer accepts the online certificates for their concealed carry permits.
If you still want great coverage in 28 states across the country, Virginia is now the go-to state for your non-resident concealed carry permit that accepts online certificates.
Virginia Is In
The Virginia concealed carry permit is nearly identical to what Arizona offered as far as coverage goes. The only difference, as of this writing, is that Georgia recognizes the Arizona permit and not the Virginia permit.
States That Recognize The Virginia Concealed Carry Permit
Map courtesy of usacarry.com (accurate as of 11/21/2014, subject to change)
The Virginia non-resident permit is honored by the following 28 states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas*, Kentucky*, Louisiana*, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska*, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee*, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia*, Wisconsin* and Wyoming.
* These states require their residents to obtain their home state permit if they wish to carry concealed legally in their home state.
If you’re a Virginia resident your permit will be honored in the following 31 states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
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