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AG Announces West Virginians Can Carry Concealed In 9 Other States



West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced on Monday, October 12, that his office has confirmed concealed-carry recognition with nine other states.

Those states include Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Alabama, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Tennessee, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. This means that each of these states will recognize concealed handgun-licenses issued to West Virginians who are over the age of 21. In addition, Kentucky will recognize provisional licenses issued to West Virginians between the ages of 18 and 20.

“Many West Virginians choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights, and this helps them rest assured that their license will be recognized when they travel outside the Mountain State,” Attorney General Morrisey said through a press release. “We hope to continue this recognition for years to come.”

According to the press release: “Each year, the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office engages in discussions with each state to ensure continued recognition of West Virginia’s concealed handgun licenses and explore the potential expansion. Recognition from these states underscores the benefit of having a concealed carry license, as many states that allow West Virginians to carry concealed within their borders do so on the basis of a person having a West Virginia concealed carry license.”

Those wishing to obtain a concealed handgun license should contact their local Sheriff’s office.

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