Michigan Repricocity Laws

Michigan's concealed pistol law expressly recognizes permits issued by other states to its residents. MCL 28.432a. However, non-residents are subject to the Michigan law while carrying a pistol in Michigan, including those restricting where pistols may be carried, the implied consent provision, disclosure to a peace officer when stopped, and carrying while under the influence. A non-resident should acquaint himself or herself with the Michigan law before carrying a concealed pistol in Michigan. 

Similarly, a Michigan concealed pistol licensee who wishes to carry a concealed pistol in another state is responsible for complying with the laws of that state. In an effort to identify which states recognize Michigan issued concealed pistol licenses, each state was contacted by the Attorney General. 
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Those that recognize Michigan issued permits are: 

Alabama 
Alaska 
Arizona 
Arkansas 
Colorado 
Delaware 
Florida 
Georgia 
Idaho

Iowa = added in 2011
Indiana 
Kansas 
Kentucky 
Louisiana

Maine = added in 2011 
Mississippi 
Missouri 
Minnesota 
Montana 
Nebraska 
Nevada 
New Hampshire 
New Mexico 
North Carolina 
North Dakota 
Ohio 
Oklahoma 
Pennsylvania 
South Carolina 
South Dakota 
Tennessee 
Texas 
Utah 
Vermont (does not require carry permits by residents or non residents) 
Virginia 
Washington 
West Virginia

Wisconsin = added in 2011 
Wyoming 


Again, anyone traveling in one of these states needs to check their laws, which in many instances are available on that state's website. 


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Those states who do not recognize non resident permits are: 

California 
Connecticut 
Hawaii 
Illinois 
Maryland 
Massachusetts 
New Jersey 
New York 
Oregon 
Rhode Island 
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Some states allow for the application for a temporary CCW permit issued by that state or local unit of government. Others exempt law enforcement officers.


Federal law expressly provides that persons may carry a firearm in their vehicles while traveling through another state provided that the possession of the weapon is legal in both the states of origin and destination and the weapon is unloaded and carried in the trunk of the vehicle or a locked container other than the glove box. See 18 U.S.C. 926a

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 20:11