AG's office secures state's first handgun recognition with Minnesota

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey secured recognition of the state's concealed handgun licenses in Minnesota, ensuring for the first time ever that Mountain State permits will be recognized in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

“This is a great development for West Virginians,” Morrisey said in a press release. “Protecting the Second Amendment rights continues to be a priority of our office. “Many of our citizens enjoy traveling to Minnesota for work and pleasure.

"This ensures they will be able to do so without question concerning their right to carry a concealed firearm."

Morrisey said Minnesota’s recognition is another positive step for legal gun owners living in West Virginia.

In recent weeks, Morrisey's office had engaged in discussions with Minnesota regarding the potential for establishing such recognition.

Minnesota’s recognition of West Virginia concealed carry licenses is limited to those issued to adults age 21 and older. It does not recognize West Virginia’s provisional licenses as issued to ages 18 to 20.

For information regarding West Virginia concealed handgun licenses, visit the Attorney General’s Gun Reciprocity page at

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