Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Virginia's temporary reciprocity fix

Virginia passed their new reciprocity bill effective July 1, 2016. Questions have been raised about the time period before then, Handgunlaw.us  has provided a link to the Virginia State Police website, which contains this text:

UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016:

Virginia extends reciprocity or recognition to citizens holding both resident and non-resident permits/licenses from the following jurisdictions as set forth below:
Listing of states with which Virginia has Reciprocity Agreements (A formal written agreement exists between the two jurisdictions):  
Alaska
Florida
Kentucky
Mississippi
New Mexico 
North Carolina 
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee 
Texas
West Virginia
Listing of states with which Virginia has mutual recognition (Jurisdictions have informally agreed to honor permits issued by the other):
Arizona
Arkansas
Indiana
Idaho (Enhanced Lic only)
Kansas
Louisiana
Michigan
Montana
Nebraska
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Utah
Wyoming
Listing of states of which Virginia will grant recognition to valid permit holders:
Delaware
Minnesota
Washington
Wisconsin
Although Virginia will grant recognition, these states may not authorize Virginia permit holders to possess a firearm in their state. You will need to contact each state to determine if they will recognize your Virginia permit.

Action to terminate existing agreements and mutual recognition has been delayed to allow the new provisions to take effect on July 1, 2016, making revocation unnecessary.    As a result Virginia’s recognition of permits will remain unchanged until July 1 when the new law becomes effective.

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So, it appears that Tennessee permits will continue to be recognized by Virginia. Go to their website, and decide for yourself.

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