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W.Va. Reaches Concealed Carry Agreement with Iowa and New Hampshire

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Concealed carry owners in West Virginia can now legally take their guns with them to Iowa and New Hampshire.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey announced Wednesday that the state has full reciprocity/mutual recognition agreements with Iowa and New Hampshire.

This brings West Virginia's total to 29 mutual recognition agreements with other states.

"These new agreements are great news for legal gun owners in West Virginia who wish to practice their Second Amendment rights when they travel to and through other states," Attorney General Morrisey said. "The State of Iowa previously agreed to recognize concealed handgun permits issued by West Virginia, but with this new mutual recognition agreement, Iowans with concealed carry permits will have the same rights in West Virginia."

Under a full reciprocity/mutual recognition agreement, other states recognize West Virginia concealed carry permits, and West Virginia recognizes similar permits issued in those states.

Iowa and New Hampshire residents can now carry their guns in West Virginia as long as they're 21 or older, and they have their permits with them.

A total of 36 states recognize West Virginia's concealed carry licenses. West Virginia does not recognize the license of 7 of those states.


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