Concealed carry of a licensed firearm is legal in all 50 states.
Each state has its own rules about who can hold a permit, and under what circumstances a permit applies. State lawmakers set these rules.
When someone licensed in their home state travels to another, that same license may or may not apply. For instance, a Texas resident’s concealed carry permit is not recognized by 14 states. Florida permits are not recognized by 13 states. A New Yorker’s permit counts for nothing in 26 states.
This creates problems when people cross state lines and their rights change, often without their knowledge. Governor Chris Christie just commuted the 3-year prison sentence of a military veteran who was found to be in unlawful possession of a firearm in New Jersey, though he had a concealed carry permit in his home state of Virginia.
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