NRA praises Georgia's new gun law

The political arm of the National Rifle Association is praising Georgia lawmakers for recognizing concealed carry permits from Virginia. 

Signed into law by Governor Deal earlier this month, House Bill 406 will end a long-time dispute between the states. It addresses an action taken by former Attorney General Sam Olens, who declared Georgia would not recognize Virginia concealed carry licenses because the state refused to honor Georgia licenses issued to individuals under the age of 21. 

Georgia laws allow permits to be issued at the age of 18. 

“This new law gives concealed carry permit holders in Georgia and Virginia greater freedom and peace of mind when traveling with their firearm,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA. “We know that threats don’t end at the state border and neither should our right to defend ourselves. Act 15 is part of a national movement to give law-abiding citizens more freedom to exercise their Second Amendment rights.”

States that recognize Georgia's concealed carry laws, and vice-versa, include the following: 

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming