Delaware Changes Concealed Weapons Agreements (Not for the Better)

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UPDATE (2/17/17 8:42 AM): New Blog with current information related to the change in position from the Attorney General’s Office can be found here.

UPDATE (2/15/17 8:40 PM): After publication of the below article, it appears the language on the Delaware Attorney General’s page was changed to remove the information indicating that Delaware would no longer recognize non-resident permits. I already have a call in to the Attorney General’s Office requesting clarification and will post an update once I receive a response.

 

Delaware’s Attorney General recently updated their website to reflect the changes in their Reciprocity Agreements.

Previously, the website had listed reciprocity agreements with:

ALASKA

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

COLORADO

FLORIDA

IDAHO
(Enhanced Permits Only)

KENTUCKY

MAINE

MICHIGAN

MISSOURI

NEW MEXICO

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

SOUTH DAKOTA
(Enhanced Permits Only)

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

UTAH

VIRGINIA
(Reciprocity with VA will be revoked as of 3/1/2016)

WEST VIRGINIA

Now, the website reflects the following changes:

ALASKA

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

COLORADO

FLORIDA

IDAHO
(Enhanced Permits Only)

KENTUCKY

MAINE

MICHIGAN

MISSOURI

NEW MEXICO

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA
(Class 1 permits only)

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

SOUTH DAKOTA
(Enhanced Permits Only)

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

UTAH

WEST VIRGINIA

Further, Delaware will no longer recognize non-resident permits issued by any state beginning on September 23, 2017.

As a number of Pennsylvanians have acquired either Florida or Utah non-resident permits in order to be able to carry a firearm in Delaware, it is important they be aware of this impending change as to not unlawfully carry a firearm in Delaware after the change becomes effective. While it is possible for the Attorney General of Pennsylvania (or the state in which you reside) to enter into negotiations with Delaware to secure a reciprocity agreement, it is likely that unless the state has a training requirement to obtain a license, Delaware will not enter into an agreement.

Perhaps the solution to the problem lies in the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill that is currently in committee in the House. I’d encourage you to contact your Representatives and ask them to support the bill.

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12 responses to “Delaware Changes Concealed Weapons Agreements (Not for the Better)

  1. Leighton K Derr

    This is vitally important news to me. I got my first CCW permit as a resident of Delaware. When I moved to Pennsylvania it was necessary for me to get a non-resident CCW from Florida because Delaware did/does not recognize Pennsylvania’s CCW permit and because I frequently visit Delaware. At least I now am forewarned to not carry in Delaware after September 23, 2017

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  2. Rich Nicholson

    Adam does the national law require training? This is my biggest fear with federal involvement. A national standard that might price concealed carry at a point only the rich can afford.

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  3. William Wise

    I agree national right to carry as already is in effect (before cars existed) in our Constitution can easily be monitored in the drivers database. First course taught at age 14-15 will be a weapons course with a national standard. Once it is passed, the marksman and academic portion will be retaken every so often and the results pass keep the designation. Fail, it is removed and the person can have weapons but not carry them publicly until they pass. The test is the issue, what standard and how do we keep it from being a source of nullification etc.?

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  4. Dan W

    We have a Federal permit. The Second Amendment passed in 1776.

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  5. Cody Claxton

    Can a Virginia resident apply for a Delaware Non-Resident Permit?

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  6. Pingback: Delaware Backpedals on Concealed Carry Changes | Prince Law Offices, P.C.

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