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  1. Louisiana – SB 143 passed and goes into effect August 1, 2022. It allows Louisiana Residents with Military Service to carry without a permit. https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1290223 RS 14:95 Illegal Carrying of Weapons Not Effective until 8/1/2022 M. The provisions of Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall not apply to a resident of Louisiana if all of the following conditions are met: The person is twenty-one years of age or older, The person is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under R.S. 14:95.1, R.S. 40:1379.3(C)(5) through (17), 18 U.S.C. 922(g), or any other state or federal law, The person is a reserve or active-duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces; a member of the Louisiana National Guard or the Louisiana Air National Guard; or a former member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Louisiana National Guard, or the Louisiana Air National Guard who has been honorably discharged from service. At all times that a person is in possession of a concealed handgun pursuant to R.S. 40:1379.3(B)(2), that person shall have on his person proof that he meets the qualifications of Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph demonstrated by ONE of the following: A valid military identification card, A valid driver's license issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 32:412(K), A valid special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana displaying the word "Veteran" pursuant to R.S. 40:1321(K). For a member released from service who does not qualify to have the word "Veteran" displayed on a state issued driver's license or special identification card, a Department of Defense Form 214 (DD-214) indicating the character of service as "Honorable" or "Under Honorable Conditions (General)" and a valid driver's license or special identification card issued by the state of Louisiana. No person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) may carry and conceal such handgun while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance. A person carrying a weapon pursuant to R.S. 14:95(M) shall notify any police officer who approaches the permittee in an official manner or with an identified official purpose that he has a weapon on his person, submit to a pat down, and allow the officer to temporarily disarm him. SB 143 2022 R.S. 40:1379.3 (B)(2)(a) A Louisiana resident who meets the qualifications of R.S. 14:95(M) shall not be required to possess a valid concealed handgun permit issued by the state of Louisiana pursuant to the provisions of this Section in order to carry a concealed handgun in the state of Louisiana. SB 143 2022 Massachusetts - Information Regarding LTC Restrictions After NY St. Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen from Mass.gov Firearm Services FAQshttps://www.mass.gov/info-details/firearms-license-frequently-asked-questions#information-regarding-ltc-restrictions-after-new-york-state-rifle-&-pistol-association-v.-bruen- Although Bruen concerned a New York law, the Court specifically identified the “good reason” provision of a Massachusetts law, G.L. c. 140, § 131(d), as an analogue to New York’s “proper cause” requirement. Based on this decision, any restrictions appearing on any license holder’s License to Carry (“LTC”)—limiting the license holder to carrying a firearm only for such activities as hunting, target shooting, employment, or the like—are no longer enforceable. As a result, if your LTC has any such restrictions, those restrictions are no longer enforceable. If you would like a new license issued to you to reflect this change before your renewal, you may contact your licensing authority. Otherwise, when you reapply for an LTC in the future, you will be provided a new LTC without any such restrictions provided that the licensing authority does not deem you to be a “prohibited person” or “unsuitable” under the law. If you have any questions, please contact the firearms licensing officer at the police department or agency that issued your LTC. Maryland - Maryland Shall Issue has put out information on how to apply after Bruen https://www.marylandshallissue.org/jmain/information/md-carry-permits Lots of info on how Maryland officials are handling Bruen decision and how to apply and get restrictions removed from your current restricted permit. I also want to highlight the State RKBQs Organizations. They are leading the fight at the state level and Handgunlaw.us highly recommends you join them in their fight for your God Given Rights! Not sure where to find a RKBA’s Org in your state. Handgunlaw.us has a state list which will give you a good start. State RKBA Orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/state_rkba_orgs.pdf State Firearm Forums Where you can ask questions and find info on your state orgs - https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Forums.pdf If we have missed a State Org or Forum drop us an email letting us know. If you have any info especially with links to that info about changes that are taking place in your state we would also appreciate an email giving us a heads up. Though we try we can’t see everything. admins@handgunlaw.us
  2. Hawaii – Maui County has added information on how to apply for a carry permit. We can’t see where any of the other counties have posted anything about the recent SCOTUS ruling. Hawaii is made up of 5 counties which the main islands are one county. Permits issued are only valid in the county of issue. But Maui County has added issuing info which is almost unheard of in Hawaii. Latest info is only 4 permits have been issued in all of Hawaii in the last 22 years. You can see their info down the page but you can also see their registration procedures etc. https://www.mauicounty.gov/329/Firearms-Information-and-Procedures Maryland - On July 5, 2022, Governor Hogan Directed the Maryland State Police to Suspend the ‘Good and Substantial Reason’ Standard For Wear and Carry Permits. Action Pursuant to Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down Similar Provision in New York Law. No other changes at this time on other issues on applying or places off limits. https://handgunlaw.us/documents/agopinions/LD-HPU-22-002 Suspension of G&S.pdf MD State Police Page https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organization/Pages/CriminalInvestigationBureau/LicensingDivision.aspx Massachusetts – The AG has put out an Advisory to all Local Issuing Authorities. The letter sounds good for the anti gunners about enforcing all of MA gun laws but what it says is the Just Cause can’t be enforced and if they meet the other requirements you have to issue. Time will tell if they try to do what NY has done but most likely will. https://www.mass.gov/doc/ago-eopss-ltc-guidance/download New York - The Governor has signed A41001 which is what I call a pile of garbage but lists places off limits and other items NY has changed in their laws on Issuing etc. Instead of Good Cause it is now Moral Character. Depends on who defines it!! You should read the bill. https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/A41001 Nevada & North Carolina - Nevada has put out a new list of states they will honor. The only change from their last change is they added North Carolina to their list. North Carolina honors all other states. Nevada seems to keep changing their listing adding and removing states. If you want to keep abreast of who Nevada honors this month go to https://rccd.nv.gov/Resources/Carry_Concealed_Weapon_(CCW)_Permit/ and then click on “Out-of-State CCW Permit Recognition.” Pay attention to the date in the URL as that may be your only tell if the list has changed since you last look at it. They have finally put a date in the lower right corner but they may never change that date if they update their list.
  3. Both New Jersey and California DOJ have put out Directives/Legal Alerts instructing the Issuing Authorities in their respective states that the Good Cause no longer applies. That will make it less difficult in these two states but not a walk in the park. Handgunlaw.us believes that the May Issue states will change their statutes/rules removing the Just Cause but they will make it as difficult and Expensive as they can. They will most likely drag their feet in doing so. We also believe they will expand their list of places off limits the same as DC did when they were forced to go Shall Issue. Link to CA Legal Alert - https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/media/legal-alert-oag-2022-02.pdf Link to NJ Directive - https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/agguide/directives/ag-Directive-2022-07_Directive%20Clarifying%20Requirements%20For%20Carrying%20Of%20Firearms%20In%20Public.pdf You should read all the SCOTUS Opinion. There are some really good things in there about your rights and issuing permits etc. One example at the bottom of Page 36 of SCOTUS Ruling are footnotes (Bold mine) that state the following: _______________________ 9To be clear, nothing in our analysis should be interpreted to suggest the unconstitutionality of the 43 States’ “shall-issue” licensing regimes, under which “a general desire for self-defense is sufficient to obtain a [permit].” Drake v. Filko, 724 F. 3d 426, 442 (CA3 2013) (Hardiman, J., dissenting). Because these licensing regimes do not require applicants to show an atypical need for armed self-defense, they do not necessarily prevent “law-abiding, responsible citizens” from exercising their Second Amendment right to public carry. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 635 (2008). Rather, it appears that these shall-issue regimes, which often require applicants to undergo a background check or pass a firearms safety course, are designed to ensure only that those bearing arms in the jurisdiction are, in fact, “law-abiding, responsible citizens.” Ibid. And they likewise appear to contain only “narrow, objective, and definite standards” guiding licensing officials, Shuttlesworth v. Birming­ham, 394 U. S. 147, 151 (1969), rather than requiring the “appraisal of facts, the exercise of judgment, and the formation of an opinion,” Cant-well v. Connecticut, 310 U. S. 296, 305 (1940)—features that typify proper-cause standards like New York’s. That said, because any permit­ting scheme can be put toward abusive ends, we do not rule out constitu­tional challenges to shall-issue regimes where, for example, lengthy wait times in processing license applications or exorbitant fees deny ordinary citizens their right to public carry. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf ________________________
  4. SCOTUS has overturned New York’s May Issue laws. It will be awhile before NY and most likely the other May Issue states update their laws and issuing regulations for issuing Permit/Licenses. All the states that are May Issue have very limited places off limits and will most likely follow what DC did and have a huge list of places we will be unable to carry even under their new Shall Issue Laws/Regulations.https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-843_7j80.pdf Vermont Governor has signed a bill that updates their Magazine Ban Statute Per Bill S 4 which now allows for bringing higher cap mags into the state by non-residents for shooting matches. https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/BILLS/S-0004/S-0004%20As%20passed%20by%20the%20Senate%20Official.pdf Rhode Island Governor has signed S2653 and companion bill H6614 which bans magazines that can hold over 10 rounds. Residents have 6 months to meet the requirements in the new law. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText22/SenateText22/S2653.pdf http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText22/HouseText22/H6614.pdf Washington The Governor has signed a Magazine Ban. Residents that have these mags can keep them but can’t buy/sell or bring any more into the state. Non-Residents can’t bring in any mags holding over 10 rounds. https://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/5078-S.E.pdf?q=20220305140501 Delaware has passed a bill but the Governor has not signed it yet but is expected to. This bill bans higher capacity magazines over 17 Rounds. https://legis.delaware.gov/json/BillDetail/GeneratePdfEngrossment?engrossmentId=25342&docTypeId=6 Handgunlaw.us is in the middle of updating most of the documents on the site to upload July 1. Indiana is going Permitless Carry and several other states have changes in their Statutes that are effective July 1. There is just a lot of work for all these changes. So none of the above changes will be added until July 1 or when they become effective.
  5. Georgia – The Governor has signed SB 319, “Georgia Permitless Carry.” The law becomes effective immediately. Those 21 years of age or older or Active Military or Honorably Discharged Veterans 18 or older who can legally possess a firearm can carry without a permit. See entry below as Georgia at this time does not honor all other states permits but with a valid permit Georgia Honors you can carry at 18. https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/60797 Additional bill the Georgia Governor signed today. HB 218 has Georgia honoring all other states: bill DOES NOT GO into EFFECT until July 1, 2022. https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20212022/207727 https://www.handgunlaw.us will be updated later this evening or early tomorrow with Georgia becoming the 25th state to pass Permitless Carry. Alabama, Indiana and Ohio passed bills to go Permitless Carry but their laws don’t go into effect until later. See Permitless Carry State listing at https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Permitless_Carry_States.pdf for info on when their law becomes effective.
  6. Nevada has now added Florida back on the list of states it honors. They removed them just about a year ago. As you can see by the link below their list was updated 1 Apr. 2022 and the only difference was Florida added to the list https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021%20State%20listx2_FINAL_modified%2002252022(1%20Apr%2022)PM.pdf Colorado – Effective Immediately on the Governor’s Signature of HB 22-1086. Colorado now bans the OPEN CARRYING of firearms in or near a polling place, drop box location and in a vote counting facility while votes are being cast or counted. You can read the bill at https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2022A/bills/2022a_1086_enr.pdf Georgia – NOT SIGNED BY GOVERNOR YET!!! The bill has passed the legislature and has been or will be sent to the governor soon. The Governor has stated publically that he will sign it. It will go into effect IMMEDIATELY when he does sign it. Handgunlaw.us will take a few days to get updated when he does sign it as there is a lot of pages that have to be updated with this info. The bill states If you are 21 years of age or older or 18 and Active Military/Honorably Discharged Veteran who can legally posses a firearm by state and federal law you can carry in Georgia without a permit/license. As in any Permitless Carry state you should carry your state issued ID and if military your military ID or discharge papers. This bill also changed their law and they will honor all other states permits which really doesn’t make any difference. You should read the bill. https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/60797 Refresher.Ohio Permitless Carry June 13, Indiana Permitless Carry July 1, 2022 and Alabama January 1, 2023. Which brings the total of Permitless carry states to 25 at the beginning of the New Year. North Dakota is the only Permitless Carry state that only allows for its residents to carry without a permit/license. Nebraska still has a bill that may become law making 26 states. We should know shortly on Nebraska. https://Handgunlaw.us keeps a listing of all the states that have Permitless Carry in a separate document. You can view this listing at https://handgunlaw.us/documents/Permitless_Carry_States.pdf A disclaimer on listing my own site. We make no money from Handgunlaw.us and have no ads. The site is free to all. We do what we do as our small part in supporting the “Right to Keep and Bears Arms!” Handgunlaw.us will be updated with this change is who Nevada honors late this evening or early tomorrow.
  7. Nevada has just added the above listed states back on their list of states they honor. They never tell anyone but just add to the list. The list still states Effective July 1, 2021 but look at the link when you go to the listing and you will see it states in the link Modified 28 Mar 2022. That is why I use the link below to reach their reciprocity listing as that is the only way you can see their latest edition and also the reason I check it about every day! Nevada has been adding and subtracting states from their listing for years. https/handgunlaw.us will be updated with this new information later this evening or early tomorrow. https://rccd.nv.gov/Resources/Carry_Concealed_Weapon_(CCW)_Permit/
  8. South Dakota – The Governor has signed three bills that will become effective July 1, 2022. SB 195 clarifies their current Stand Your Ground Law. https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/235699.pdf SB 1162 Updates the definition of Loaded Firearm that a firearm is considered loaded only if a round is in the chamber. https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/235683.pdf HB 212 reduces the cost of a South Dakota Permit to $00.00 https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/236252.pdf Utah - The Governor has signed SB 115 which puts more teeth in their firearm Preemption laws. The amended laws become effective May 4, 2022. You can read the bill at https://le.utah.gov/~2022/bills/static/SB0115.html Vermont - (Effective July 1, 2022) The governor has signed S 4. This bill adds a section Banning firearms in Hospitals. They must be posted. It also added a section to existing law allowing for Non-Residents to take high cap mags into VT for a certified shooting match. I had reported this earlier as passed and the legislature overrode the Governors veto. That was not correct. The legislature made one little change the Governor wanted and sent him this bill which he signed. All they changed was 30 days to 7 days for Background Check Waiting Period. You can read the bill at https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/BILLS/S-0004/S-0004%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Official.pdf Virginia – I posted about S 758 and VA removing Switchblade Knives from their law. The bill only allows for possession of switchblades. It is still illegal to possess a switchblade until July 1, 2022 when this law takes effect. § 18.2-308. Carrying concealed weapons still makes the carrying a concealed switchblade knife illegal even when the new law goes into effect. You can read § 18.2-308. at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter7/section18.2-308/ The bill that covers another section of VA law that only allows for the possession can be seen at https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?221+ful+SB758ER+pdf that just allows for the possession. A Thank You to those who pointed this out to me.
  9. Indiana – (Not Effective until July 1, 2022) The Governor has signed HB 1296 making Indiana the 24th state with Permitless Cary. Effective date for Permitless Carry: July 1, 20222 Any person 18 years of age or older who can legally possess a firearm under State and Federal Law can carry a handgun openly or concealed in the State of Indiana without a permit http://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/1/f/4/21f4b4d7/HB1296.04.ENRS.pdf Rhode Island – The U.S. District Court Rhode Island has struck down Rhode Island’s ban on stun guns. Rhode Island was the last state with a total ban on stun guns. You can read the ruling at https://ecf.rid.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2019cv0612-46 Virginia – TThe Governor has signed S 758 which removed Switchblade Knives as illegal weapons from Virginia law. This change did not remove all knives from the list of banned knives. You can read the Virginia bill at https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?221+ful+SB758ER+pdf Knife Rights https://kniferights.org has a good article about; “Knife Myths: The Switchblade Act Bans Owning & Carrying Automatics.” at https://kniferights.org/resources/federal-switchblade-act/
  10. Try this link. Explains the changes. https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=18493&format=pdf
  11. Made an error on the Vermont entry. Was told the legislature overrode the governors Veto. It was just the Senate so the bill has not passed yet. Sorry for the Incorrect info post. Gary Slider Alabama - (Effective January 1, 2023) The Governor has signed HB 272 which makes Alabama a Permitless Carry State. They also amended parts of their parking lot storage law and Brandishing law. You can read the bill at http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2022RS/PrintFiles/HB272-enr.pdf Idaho - (Effective July 1, 2022) The Governor has signed SB 1262 which puts real protection on firearms and just about everything associated with firearms doing a state of emergency including Public Health Emergencies. The law also states the Governor can’t add or detract from the laws doing an emergency. You can read the bill at https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2022/legislation/S1262.pdf Ohio – (Effective Date near the middle of June) The Governor has signed SB 215 which makes Ohio Permitless Carry. You should read the bill to see the additions and redactions from Ohio Law as it is long and wordy. https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/sb215/EN/05/sb215_05_EN?format=pdf Vermont - (Effective July 1, 2022) The Legislature overrode the veto of the Governor and S 30. This bill adds a section Bans firearms from Hospitals. They must be posted. It also added a section to existing law allowing for Non-Residents to take high cap mags into VT for a certified shooting match. You can read the bill at https://legislature.vermont.gov/Doc... Passed by Both House and Senate Official.pdf West Virginia - (Effective May 24, 2022) The West Virginia Governor has signed HB 4048 which allows for the carrying of loaded firearms in vehicles. Previously only defensive handguns could be carried in a vehicle. WV is a Permitless Carry State. It also cleaned up the law as there were problems with carrying a defensive Long Gun in the forests of WV. The law prevents the carrying of an uncased rifle or shotgun carried specifically in a state park or state forest recreational facilities and marked trails within state park or state forest borders. The bill removed wording about long guns and other things. You can read the bill at https://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2022_SESSIONS/RS/bills/HB4048%20ENR.pdf
  12. Update: Looks like someone in SLED got the word. They have removed the map showing what states that honored their permit that showed WA, DE, NH and CO honoring the SC permit when they didn’t. Hoping they put it back but with the correct listing. I didn’t hear from them so someone out there must have made contact that got their attention. Thank You! Gary Slider You can see that on the first map on SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) site at which shows which states they honor. This brings to 29 the number of states South Carolina honors. https://www.sled.sc.gov/cwp.html#reciprocity There is a major problem on the SLED 2nd map which shows states they are saying honors the South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit. They are showing Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and Washington honor their License. These 4 states do not honor the South Carolina Permit. So be aware SC Permit Holders as what SLED is stating could get you arrested when you believed you were perfectly legal. You can see that for yourself at the links below. I have used their contact email to tell them of these errors and have left voice mail with those who are in charge of this and have received no replies. With these major errors on who honors them I am concerned there may be errors in who they honor. You can contact SLED at CWPquestions@sled.sc.gov or at 803.896.7015 Colorado - https://cbi.stg.colorado.gov/sectio...unit/concealed-handgun-permit-chp-reciprocity Nevada - https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021 State listx(16 July 21).pdf New Hampshire - https://www.nhsp.dos.nh.gov/our-ser...s-and-licensing/pistol-and-revolver-licensing This really doesn’t matter as NH is a Permitless Carry State but they shouldn’t list it as a state that honors the SC CWP when they don’t. Washington - https://www.atg.wa.gov/concealed-weapons SLED is also reporting that Utah doesn’t honor the South Carolina CWP. Utah honors all other states permit/licenses. https://bci.utah.gov/concealed-firearm/reciprocity-with-other-states/
  13. This actually happened over a month and a half ago and I thought I had posted about Nevada Adding Mississippi Enhanced back on their listing after removing it July 1. I updated the site back on that date but didn’t post it to the boards I usually post updates to. Sorry for the lateness!!! If you look at the URL for their listing it has the date that Mississippi was added back on their listing. https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021 State listx(16 July 21).pdf
  14. Nevada has added South Dakota (Their Enhanced Permit Only) back on the list of states they honor. It was either paperwork went out from Nevada and they didn’t send it back stating what their laws are on carry permits or SD contacted NV and explained things. We will most likely never get a definite answer. But again at least they have added SD back on their list. Hoping they add more back. If you want to watch it you can go to the link below. Look at the date in the URL they always change it when they update that list. Previous update was dated June 24. This one June 30. https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021 State listx2(30 Jun 21).pdf
  15. Nevada/Ohio - Nevada has added Ohio back on the list of states it will honor. Only took Ohio 11 days to get them added back on once removed. The new list is dated 6/24/2021. The doc when they were removed was dated 6/13/2021. The Ohio DOJ was involved. Nevada never states why they drop a state. The good news is Ohio has been added back on the list of states they honor. Hoping they add more of the states they dropped back on. https://rccd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/gsdnvgov/content/Resources/2021%20State%20listx2(24%20Jun%2021).pdf
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