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Discussion in 'General GWL Questions' started by JMJ2, Jul 29, 2007.
Which State has the best Firearm License/Permit with the least amount of restrictions?
Alaska or New Hampshire
Several variables, depends on what you mean by "best."
1) Vermont: State constitutional right to open or conceal carry without a license. The state does have some places off-limits. People are also subject to the Fed school zone law because no license is available. It sucks for reciprocity. Since there is no license, no other state can honor their license so they are stuck with getting non-res. licenses and all the pro's and cons of that.
2) Alaska: Open or concealed carry is legal(by law) without a license, but a license can be obtained for reciprocity purposes. Some places are still off-limits.
There are several states that require you to get a license to conceal carry but once you have it there are virtually no off-limits places and often open carry is legal without a license.
Are you asking what state has the least off-limits places for license holders?
It would definitely have to be California. Oregon probably is a very close second.
heh...the definition of "irony".
Well, it is ironic, but true.
Doesn't California have other restrictions (i.e. mag capacity) that make it less worth it, though?
I was interpreting "restrictions" to mean places where one is restricted from carrying.
On magazine capacity - none of my carry guns hold more than 10 rounds, so this would not hinder me in the least.
Alabama: Open carry legal without a license except on K-12 school and in a car. License available at 18. Once you get the license the only places off-limits are certain protests, state parks (?), and the fed stuff. You CAN carry at K-12 schools.
I do not know about state parks, but in the last couple of months there have been two arrests of Alabamans for openly carrying firearms. Both have threads here . . .
Connecticut looks pretty good. Schools are the only place I can see that are off limits.
Indiana. Only schools and the insides of jail are off limits basically. No NICS exemption though... mainly because Indiana honors virtually every states permit... even foreign countries, lol.
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Georgia is just ahead of Maryland MP.
And I like the Vermont law the way it's written. What are their restrictions though?
What is off limits in Maryland?
Obtaining a permit.
K-12, public or even private
Any place selling alcohol for consumption, excepting restaurants, but only if not consuming
Domestic violence shelters
Must obtain express permission before carrying into residence