- Feb 26, 2009
Will VA honor the WV NR permit? For now, they honor MD’s permit, but some places are funny about NR permits and reciprocity.
Who will recognize it remains to be seen. Oftentimes, it’s a matter of what training is required for the permit. WV does require some basic pistol training to get their permit in order to satisfy reciprocity agreements with other states. The resident permit is good in 39 states; without training, that number would be less than half. That being said, WV is actually doing the permittee a favor by requiring training.
Currently WV recognizes many, many other state’s permits, both resident and non-resident. If you have FLA, Utah, New Hampshire, etc, you’re good to go in WV.
Once they start accepting applications for non resident CCW, I will be making a trip to WV. Also I am working on trying to see if there is anyway I can get my Washington State CCW since they will give them to non residents.Only problem is having to be physically their for fingerprinting. I am trying to see if I can find a county sheriff that will accept fingerprinting done by Laurel PD.
I have received my new Utah in the mail this past monday so now I am GTG since I renewed about 2 1/2 weeks ago online. Watched a video, paid the renew fee and completed the online app for renewal and voila new permit... I am trying to see if I can make it out to Oregon this coming fall to see some family out that way and since Oregon will not give out CCW to non residents unless you live in the states that boarder Oregon or live in Oregon itself,the only other option is open carry. They do allow open carry for those who are non residents when they visit. The only major problem their in Oregon about open carry is, you can not repeat NOT carry in Indian country. If I remember right, their are about 6 or 7 tribes in Oregon that are recognized by the federal government and are no go with weapons.
Beyond the reciprocity while in other states, the only reason for a WV resident to have a permit is to enjoy a quicker, less fussy in-state firearm buying experience.
Y'all need a new FFL if the insist on running NICS even if you have a valid WV permit. I tell customers specifically to get a permit so I don't have to deal with NICS.That isn't really true. Most FFL holders will not 4473, carry permit, and out the door, even though the law says they can. The FFL doesn't know you and will still make you do a 4473 and call it into NICS.
You should hear some of the horror stories from some of the FFL's I deal with. You may change your mind on that. My FFL is a family friend and allows me to carry permit and out the door for many reasons. One of them being that in a e4473 I get a instant proceed, yet get delayed if he calls it in. The other is that work is an hour and a half from him and my days off vary widely, so coming back a second time is a PITA for both of us.Y'all need a new FFL if the insist on running NICS even if you have a valid WV permit. I tell customers specifically to get a permit so I don't have to deal with NICS.