What About National Reciprocity?


Former Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Grieve discusses how you can travel between states with your firearm and how that’s different than reciprocity. Reciprocity allows you to carry a concealed firearm in states other than the one in which you’re permitted.

How Does It Work?

Some states have agreements that licensed concealed carriers can carry in states in which they are not licensed, as long as they meet certain criteria. You can find a list of which states your state CCW allows you to carry in at USCCA.com/Laws.

With reciprocity, you may only need one state license to carry in several other states. Some states also allow non-residents to attain concealed carry permits, which can allow you to carry in even more states.

Right now, there is no such thing as national reciprocity. Licensed firearms owners may, however, carry across state lines under the “peaceable journey law.”

About Tom Grieve & Grieve Law

Tom Grieve is a highly awarded former state prosecutor who started Grieve Law, LLC, which is now one of the largest criminal-defense firms in Wisconsin. He is respected as one of the top criminal-defense lawyers in the state and has developed a nuanced understanding of Wisconsin firearms laws throughout his years of experience. Although Tom’s legal background speaks for itself, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty, receiving his certification as a firearms instructor, participating as a regular speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, training videos and national expos, and even serving as a speaker and analyst on numerous radio stations, television stations, and both college and law school campuses.

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