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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Just in Time for NRA Annual Meeting, Georgia Now Recognizes Virginia CHP

The state of Georgia has posted on it's web site that they now recognize Virginia's concealed handgun permit.  Because Virginia only issues permits to individuals 21 and older and only recognizes the permits of those 21 years-old and older, Georgia had refused to recognize the Virginia permit.  Georgia issues permits to individuals 18-21 if they can provide proof of basic training completion or that they have been honorably discharged from the military.  A legislative fix for this situation was attempted in the Virginia General Assembly this year but Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed the legislation.  In the end, Georgia has relented and now recognizes the Virginia permit.

You can find more information about Georgia requirements for those with out-of-state permits at the Attorney General's web site: https://law.georgia.gov/firearm-information

If you are planning to attend the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta next weekend, this decision comes just in time for your trip.

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