On Monday, PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a press conference wherein he "announced his office ha[d] completed an exhaustive review of concealed carry reciprocity agreements with all 49 other states, as required under Pennsylvania law." Notably, the Attorney General's website has been updated with a handy chart. The announcement specified that Pennsylvania now recognizes … Continue reading PA Attorney General Reviews Reciprocity Agreements and Nixes Virginia
The Delaware Attorney General's Office has changed the information which appears on its website in relation to the reciprocity agreements of concealed carry permits with other states. Earlier this week I wrote that Delaware had changed its reciprocity agreements. At the time, the verbiage on the website was very clear (that being all non-resident permits from the … Continue reading Delaware Backpedals on Concealed Carry Changes
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 … Continue reading Delaware Changes Concealed Weapons Agreements (Not for the Better)
Today, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6109(k)(2), published the required annual report on license to carry firearm (LTCF) reciprocity agreements for 2015. You can find a copy here. Interestingly, although I am acutely aware that Idaho has been reaching out to the Attorney General's Office for purpose of entering into a … Continue reading Attorney General Kane Publishes Report on LTCF Reciprocity Agreements
As reported by the Washington Post, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D), unilaterally, plans to announce Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with Virginia as of February 1, 2016. Of the 25 state, Pennsylvania is listed as one of them. As a … Continue reading Virginia Reciprocity with Pennsylvania to End on February 1, 2016
Since the prosecution of Shaneen Allen, there has been a push across the United States for national reciprocity but few are aware of the proposed reciprocity bills. While I have some concerns about national reciprocity (which I review below), it is important to understand the four currently pending bills regarding national reciprocity. Senate Bill 498, … Continue reading The 411 on National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry
As many of you are aware, I previously blogged on Attorney General Kathleen Kane's 2013-2014 Annual Firearms Reciprocity Report, which the Attorney General is required, by law, to complete annually and submit to the General Assembly. Based on information I recently obtained, it is now questionable whether AG Kane purposely left out information from her … Continue reading Did Attorney General Kane Mislead the General Assembly and Fail in Her Statutory Duty?