PA Attorney General ends CCW reciprocity with Florida
Update: More on the issue from Shall Not Be Questioned.
I'll be interested to see whether a legal challenge is brought. In the meantime, I'm not sure it's accurate to say AG Kane ended reciprocity. Last time I looked, Florida has the same rule: Residents of Florida can't carry concealed in Florida using a PA permit, only a FL permit.
Posted by: David in Philly at February 8, 2013 03:53 PM
What she did is limit reciprocity to Florida permit holders who are residents of Florida. Which means if you don't live in Florida, your Florida is no good in PA. Which takes carry rights away from a lot of people.
Posted by: Mman at February 9, 2013 07:59 AM
Actually, it looks like she limited reciprocity for PA residents who do not have a PA LTC but carry on a FL LTC.
I understand that point here, which is that the PA AG exceeded the authority granted by statute. But I'm just wondering, since PA is a shall issue state, if someone lives in PA why not get a PA LTC?
Posted by: Jim at February 9, 2013 03:13 PM
Jim: because Philadelphia's handling of CCW licensing is very abusive. I suspect one of the reasons the Missouri explicitly allows a resident to use one issued by any US locality is because it was strongly suspected St. Louis would be abusive if given the opportunity.
Posted by: Harold at February 9, 2013 03:38 PM
Missouri was concerned about St. Louis City, St. Louis County and Jackson County (Kansas City) not issuing CCW permits willingly. With good cause - all three refused to issue any permits at all until they lost a lawsuit that ordered them to comply. Many of us carried on FL or PA permits until the recalcitrant jurisdictions got on board.
Posted by: wrangler5 at February 9, 2013 05:40 PM
Guys, thanks for explaining. A friend of mine told me this also. Here in Rhode Island we have the similar issues with police chiefs ignoring the law.
Posted by: Jim at February 11, 2013 11:42 AM