17 States Agree To Recognize Idaho's Concealed Weapons Permits

Aug 5, 2013

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The Idaho Attorney General's office says other states' responses to Idaho's newly enhanced concealed weapons permit have been mixed.

Last year only 11 states honored Idaho's concealed weapons permits within their own borders because of the minimal training standards required of Idaho permit holders. In an effort to convince more states to grant reciprocity, lawmakers earlier this year created an enhanced version of the permit and asked Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to reach out to every state to see which would extend reciprocity.

The Post Register reports that of the 27 states to respond so far, 17 recognize both Idaho's basic and enhanced concealed weapons permits. Eight states recognize neither version and two states, Wyoming and South Carolina, will honor only the enhanced permit.