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Has anyone seen/heard anything about the possibility of GA/VA reciprocity changing anytime in the future?

Being from GA and having family and friends there, I return for a visit once or twice a year, sometimes more. It would be nice if they honored my VA CHP, or if they would start issuing non-resident (NR) permits. I have my non-resident permit for NH which is recognized by GA, so I'm good to go for now, but I'd much rather have the reciprocity or the GA NR permit.

Before I left GA and moved to VA, I had my GFL (which actually would not have expired until November 2011), but of course it's expired, or no longer valid, now that I am not a state resident. It would be nice if they could convert it to a non-resident permit since I still have ties in the state.
 

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Virginia is an open carry state without a license. Carry on, and carry proudly!
 

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Doh! I misread your question. My apologies. I thought you were a Georgian headed north. :oops:
 

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drtybykr said:
Your GFL is good until it expires. Regardless of the move.
I wasn't aware of that. I thought since my state of residence changed, and I now pay VA taxes, have a VA driver license, etc., that my GFL would be no longer valide. So if you're right, I got my $100, 4 year, NH non-resident permit almost two years before I needed to.

My wife got her PA non-resident permit because after I had gotten my NH permit, I found out that the PA permit cost less and was good for 5 years. So after she got her VA permit, we sent off for her PA permit.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just get a permit in your state of residence and it be valid in every state, just like your drivers license? :)
 

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tkruf said:
Has anyone seen/heard anything about the possibility of GA/VA reciprocity changing anytime in the future?

Being from GA and having family and friends there, I return for a visit once or twice a year, sometimes more. It would be nice if they honored my VA CHP, or if they would start issuing non-resident (NR) permits. I have my non-resident permit for NH which is recognized by GA, so I'm good to go for now, but I'd much rather have the reciprocity or the GA NR permit.

Before I left GA and moved to VA, I had my GFL (which actually would not have expired until November 2011), but of course it's expired, or no longer valid, now that I am not a state resident. It would be nice if they could convert it to a non-resident permit since I still have ties in the state.
Ga has a "we'll honor yours, if your honor ours" type law. So, you need to get VA to get right with us and all will be good. :righton:
 

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Once again "training" rears it's ugly head. Virginia is very liberal about what they will accept as evidence of training, but they still have a training requirement. It's the same thorn in their side that South Carolina has. :evil: Virginia bastardized the the Second Amendment via their state constitution.

That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people,trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state,therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
How is it they don't see training requirements as an infringement? The work does need to start in Virginia. Georgia is only too willing to reciprocate.
 

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yes you got your NH permit early....and i would have gotten a PA permit instead since they are only 26$ vesus NH 100$ permit
 

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tkruf said:
Wouldn't it be nice if you could just get a permit in your state of residence and it be valid in every state, just like your drivers license? :)
Amen!
 

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tkruf said:
Has anyone seen/heard anything about the possibility of GA/VA reciprocity changing anytime in the future?

Being from GA and having family and friends there, I return for a visit once or twice a year, sometimes more. It would be nice if they honored my VA CHP, or if they would start issuing non-resident (NR) permits. I have my non-resident permit for NH which is recognized by GA, so I'm good to go for now, but I'd much rather have the reciprocity or the GA NR permit.

Before I left GA and moved to VA, I had my GFL (which actually would not have expired until November 2011), but of course it's expired, or no longer valid, now that I am not a state resident. It would be nice if they could convert it to a non-resident permit since I still have ties in the state.
Ga has a "we'll honor yours, if your honor ours" type law. So, you need to get VA to get right with us and all will be good. :righton:
This.

GA will honor VA if VA will honor GA. VA will not honor GA. :?
 

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Ohio is the same way...usually it comes down to how similar to the laws are and if training is required. Also if VA only does theirs by reciprocity agreement.

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Alabama Jones said:
If you get a Pa non resident I
believe it is good in Ga. $26. :righton:
I have a NH non-resident which is good for GA. My wife has a PA non-resident good for GA so we are covered. When my NH runs out, unless the reciprocity changes between VA and GA, I will try and get my PA next time instead of NH. I thought I've heard something to the fact that PA is now requiring people to "show up in person" to apply and pick up non-resident permits. If that is true, this may become hard to do also. I also think their price is increasing soon.
 

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tkruf said:
Alabama Jones said:
If you get a Pa non resident I
believe it is good in Ga. $26. :righton:
I have a NH non-resident which is good for GA. My wife has a PA non-resident good for GA so we are covered. When my NH runs out, unless the reciprocity changes between VA and GA, I will try and get my PA next time instead of NH. I thought I've heard something to the fact that PA is now requiring people to "show up in person" to apply and pick up non-resident permits. If that is true, this may become hard to do also. I also think their price is increasing soon.
I got mine through the mail around two months ago no problem.
(My sister lives in Virginia) $26 for five years as you stated above.
Well worth it!
 

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tkruf said:
[quote="Alabama Jones":2ypv2gkg]If you get a Pa non resident I
believe it is good in Ga. $26. :righton:
I have a NH non-resident which is good for GA. My wife has a PA non-resident good for GA so we are covered. When my NH runs out, unless the reciprocity changes between VA and GA, I will try and get my PA next time instead of NH. I thought I've heard something to the fact that PA is now requiring people to "show up in person" to apply and pick up non-resident permits. If that is true, this may become hard to do also. I also think their price is increasing soon.
I got mine through the mail around two months ago no problem.
(My sister lives in Virginia) $26 for five years as you stated above.
Well worth it![/quote:2ypv2gkg]
The law changed. Somebody posted it not long ago. Do a search. Next year, you will have to appear in person.
 

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CountryGun said:
Alabama Jones said:
tkruf said:
[quote="Alabama Jones":3chyv9te]If you get a Pa non resident I
believe it is good in Ga. $26. :righton:
I have a NH non-resident which is good for GA. My wife has a PA non-resident good for GA so we are covered. When my NH runs out, unless the reciprocity changes between VA and GA, I will try and get my PA next time instead of NH. I thought I've heard something to the fact that PA is now requiring people to "show up in person" to apply and pick up non-resident permits. If that is true, this may become hard to do also. I also think their price is increasing soon.
I got mine through the mail around two months ago no problem.
(My sister lives in Virginia) $26 for five years as you stated above.
Well worth it!
The law changed. Somebody posted it not long ago. Do a search. Next year, you will have to appear in person.[/quote:3chyv9te]

Sounds to me like there's no time like the present! :wink:
 

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You can get a PA LTCF through the mail now, they'll mail it to you.

The law did just change though so sometime in the early part of next year you will have to show up in person in PA if you want to get one.
 

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tkruf said:
Has anyone seen/heard anything about the possibility of GA/VA reciprocity changing anytime in the future?......
just traveled to alexandria virginia, last weekend, with 4 handguns and...........

virginia and georgia are not reciprocal states, period.

so now......what's your question?

and for the curious, 2 semi autos, .45acp and .380acp and 2 revolvers .44mag and .44cal bp............
 

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Well I just found out that a proposed bill HB1732 has been presented in the Virginia General Assembly. If passed, Virginia will honor all other state permits (fully). This could mean nationwide reciprocity for VA CHP holders. I hope this goes through.
 
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