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GA. and S.C. Reciprocity

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by Nutt51, May 9, 2010.

  1. Posted this on the GA. club forum also.

    Anyone know why Georgia and South Carolina do not have a reciprocity
    agreement for Concealed Weapons Permit holders.
    They both have agreements with nearly all the Southern States and
    others too, but do not have one between themselves and they are
    neighboring states. Just Wondered. Thanks.
  2. dudehacker


    Jan 31, 2009
    Myrtle Beach
    I'd like to know the answer to this myself......makes no sense. Also makes no sense to have to get an out of state non-resident permit just to be legal in an adjacent state.

  3. NC Bullseye

    NC Bullseye

    Aug 14, 2006
    The way it was explained to me was that SC doesn't recognize GA because GA doesn't require a safety/training course for a permit. Since SC doesn't recognize GA, GA won't recognize SC.
  4. GT4494


    Dec 23, 2008
    On I-95 again
    Check reply on Ga forum.:cool:
  5. Fenderstrat72

    Fenderstrat72 NRA Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Sumter, SC

    This was the same answer I was given in my CWP class.
  6. Thanks for the replies and info. fellas.
    The Safety Training Course explanation makes sense and does seem
    to be the issue.

    Not all states require training, or hands-on training. For example, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Washington have no training/safety certification requirement whatsoever. Virginia only requires applicants to view a video and pass a 20-question multiple-choice test online.
    [edit] Reciprocity

    Reciprocal recognition of concealed carry privileges and rights vary state-to-state, are negotiated between individual states, and sometimes additionally depend on the residency status of the license holder.<sup id="cite_ref-usacarry.com_18-0" class="reference">[19]</sup> While 37 states have reciprocity agreements with at least one other state and several states honor all out-of-state concealed carry permits, some states have special requirements like training courses or safety exams, and therefore do not honor permits from states that do not have such requirements for issue. Some states make exceptions for persons under the minimum age (usually 21) if they are active or honorably-discharged members of the military or a police force (the second of these two is also allowed under Federal law). States that do not have this exemption generally do not recognize any license from states that do. An example of this is the State of Washington's refusal to honor any Texas CHL as Texas has the military exception to age.
    Missouri holds the widest reciprocity of all the states in the U.S. with the total number of other states currently honoring its permit at 36,<sup id="cite_ref-19" class="reference">[20]</sup> followed by Florida and Utah at 33;<sup id="cite_ref-20" class="reference">[21]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-21" class="reference">[22]</sup> Missouri, however, does not issue permits to non-residents, and some states that honor Utah permits do not extend that to also include Utah's non-resident permits.
  7. dosei


    Mar 22, 2005
    Upstate SC

    SC rules of reciprocity:
    Reciprocity with all states who's CWP issue prerequisites are similar to or exceed SC's, and that honor a SC CWP permit. SC also does not honor any non-resident permits.

    GA rules of reciprocity:
    Reciprocity with all states that honor a GA CWP permit.

    Kinda sucks for GA permit holders. With a NH non-resident permit (which are very easy/inexpensive to get), I'm covered in GA. But there is no way for a GA permit holder to carry in SC unless they get a SC non-resident permit.
    Last edited: May 10, 2010