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Gun Reciprocity Information

The terms of reciprocity agreements allow West Virginia resident concealed handgun licensees to carry concealed handguns in the reciprocal states. It is important for license holders to understand that when they are traveling in or through another state, the license holder is subject to the firearm laws of the state.

West Virginians can review gun reciprocity information for a particular state by clicking on the interactive map below. If you have any questions regarding gun reciprocity agreements, you can also call the Office of Attorney General at 304-558-2021 and we will be happy to assist you.

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To view individual state information, simply click on a state to view gun reciprocity information.
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West Virginia has full reciprocity with Kentucky.

Related State Agencies
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 4061
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Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol, Suite 118
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
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Information is updated on a continual basis and may change from state to state.
Full Reciprocity Formally Recognizes
· Alabama
· Alaska
· Arizona
· Arkansas
· Colorado
· Delaware
· Florida
· Georgia
· Idaho
· Iowa
· Kansas
· Kentucky
· Louisiana
· Michigan
· Mississippi
· Missouri
· New Hampshire
· New Mexico
· North Carolina
· North Dakota
· Ohio
· Oklahoma
· Pennsylvania
· South Carolina
· South Dakota
· Tennessee
· Texas
· Utah
· Virginia
· Wyoming
· Indiana
· Montana
· Nebraska
· Nevada
· Vermont**
· Wisconsin*

* Recognizes permits issued after June 8, 2012.
** Does not require CHL to carry.

West Virginia residents with a valid West Virginia CHL may legally carry a concealed handgun in any state with which West Virginia has full reciprocity and those states which formally recognize West Virginia permits. All West Virginia residents are required to possess a valid West Virginia CHL to carry a concealed handgun in West Virginia and may not use a non-resident permit, even from a reciprocal state.

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