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Motorcycle Trip with Kitty Austin and “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan Ciyou (Part II)

Motorcycle Trip with Kitty Austin

The last time I talked about the first two states of my 21 day trip on a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic, again it is as much fun as anything else to do in the summer time. I do want to briefly update on Illinois – just as I finished submitting the blog Illinois’ Legislators overrode the veto by Governor Pat Quinn on the Federal appellate court order mandating that Illinois uphold the Second Amendment. Even though Illinois has this new legislation Chicago’s police superintendent still suggests that guns are the cause of the city’s violence. Has he ever heard of knives? What about just a Read More

The Value of a Multi-State Carry Permit – The Utah Concealed Firearm Permit

handgun with natural reflection

I am certain that you have heard of at least one story of someone carrying a firearm across their state lines and having to prove to the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) in a neighboring State that they have a valid reciprocal permit and/or are not aware of the correct method of transporting a firearm across state lines. The truth is the majority of Law Enforcement Officers are not equipped with the entire United States’ firearms reciprocity list at that moment on the side of the road or immediately in their heads. Granted, several States are more lenient in that regard and others, not so Read More

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 8 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 8 in a 9 Part Series:    Right to Interstate Transportation of Firearms   Although the right to reciprocal carry comes from agreements between states to recognize the other’s licenses to carry, a number of important rights that allow reciprocal carry come from federal law. Specifically, there would be no ability to engage in reciprocal carry in other states without the federal right to interstate transportation. Precisely, if you had to traverse a state that did not have reciprocity, then there would be no ability to carry the handgun in a Read More

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 7 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 7 in a 9 Part Series: Law Enforcement Encounters in Other States In perhaps a controversial blog in this series on reciprocal carry, I put forth what most attorneys could indicate are general rules for law enforcement encounters in foreign states with reciprocal carry. This blog covers some common issues that may arise, such as identifying yourself to law enforcement officers, to what position a defense attorney, without knowing the specific facts of a case, would take with the use of deadly force. You should know and understand such general rules, or Read More

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 6 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 6 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 6 in a 9 Part Series: How To Research and Determine a Foreign State’s Law Carrying a handgun in another state by reciprocity is a big responsibility. The old adage, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”, is really true. While a judge or jury may ultimately apply the law in such a way that you will not be convicted for a technical violation, given you may not have the mens rea or criminal intent, you should not assume this. Moreover, this would likely occur only after an expensive and gut-wrenching trial in a state where you do not live. This should Read More

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 5 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 5 in a 9 Part Series

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 5 in a 9 Part Series: Common Areas and/or Events in States Where a License May Not Be Valid For Carry In Part 4, I touched upon a key point that every person who carries a handgun with a license to carry in his or her own state, or in a reciprocal state, must understand to avoid continual violations of penal law and risk of arrest and prosecution: A license to carry a handgun is not a blanket right to carry throughout (anywhere in) the state. There are numerous places that always except licensees (such as federal buildings, as the federal government Read More

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 2 In A 9 Part Series

Reciprocity 2

Reciprocity and Reciprocal Carry, Part 2 In A 9 Part Series: Why All Of This Attention On Handguns And What Does It Mean? A disproportionate focus on legal regulation of handguns is often a topic of discussion at shooting schools I attend and also engage in with others at an academic level in analyzing topics with firearms. In the theoretical, all things being equal (i.e., shooter skill), most everyone who has studied lethality of firearms, forensics, and ballistics would much rather suffer Gun Shot Wound (GSW) by a handgun than long gun (rifle or shotgun). The reason is simple and not Read More