Concealed carry reciprocity is a big issue. Even though handgunlaw.us is an excellent source, it takes time for them to update the info, but it is still the best website on concealed carry. Tim Schmidt of USCCA works to keep their members up to date on concealed carry issues. Just for those of you who are motivated in politics, I wrote out a 4 step criteria for anyone to implement legislation concerning our 2nd Amendment rights the following:
[FONT="]1. We need to be able to protect ourselves, our families and those whom we interact with in the community.
2. We need to be able to transport, carry and move from place to place with the ability to do #1 without restriction.
3. We need to be able to work with the police in helping them police the community we live in, respecting the rights of the police and at the same time the police respecting the rights of those in the community to have guns for themselves in order to do #1 and #2.
4. We need to have adequate training for everyone in the community to understand the emotional, physical and mental responsibilities of owning and handling guns that is in alignment with #1, #2 and #3.
I have the ability to get a Utah CCW permit here in Oregon, which allows me to have reciprocity in more states. Oregon is somewhat limited as to whom they will accept. The Northwest states seem to have a conflicted attitude toward one another. It is going to take a lot of work to get the true kind of reciprocity that we as gun owners need. Until then, always take the time to check out the states you travel through and what could happen to if you go through a state that doesn't recognize your rights from where you are currently living. This is the nightmare situation we have. [/FONT]
I use both Gun Vault Pro and CCW - the information overlaps. Vault links to handgunlaw.us' pdf files.
However, even with apps, and statutes, some research is required. For instance, I recently looked at the Florida statutes using Gun Vault and came across this:
From Handgunlaw.us on Florida statute (referenced by GunVault) under a section titled "Places Off-Limits Even With A Permit/License"...
It is unlawful for any person, except a law enforcement or conservation officer, to have in his or her possession any firearm while within the Savannas except when in compliance with regulations established by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission applying to lands within the described boundaries.
Florida Statute seems to imply no CCW within the Savannas. Perhaps with a hunting license? Since it's unclear I begin searching through the FnWCC site. A search of "concealed carry" yields me some noise and a page of note:
Persons in possession of a valid concealed Weapon or Firearm License may carry concealed handguns.
So, the FL statute can remain the same and the FnWCC can change their policy and you'd never know unless you searched.
Nice that all of this information is open and clear.