Georgia recognizes licenses from 21 other states.  A list of the states is contained in the Georgia Attorney General’s most recent press release.

In addition, Arizona should qualify for recognition in Georgia, which makes 22 states outside the borders of Georgia that give effect to Georgia’s license.  In addition, many states allow open carry without a license of any sort.  See for a list of those states.  One state, Vermont, allows concealed carry but has no provision for licensing. 


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4 Responses to “Reciprocity”

  1. SteyrM40 Says:


    On the “Prohibited Places” page (, there are two errors for the State of Texas: (1) concealed carry *is* allowed in places of worship; (2) concealed carry *is not* allowed at major sporting events.

    Please let me know if you would like addresses for state statues to verify this information.



  2. Ed Stone Says:

    SteyrM40, thank you for providing the information. If you would please forward the address for the information for the sporting events only, as we are currently in the process of changin Texas on the places of worship map. Thank you for your assistance.

  3. SteyrM40 Says:

    §46.035(b)(2) reads: “A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed, on or about the license holder’s person […] on the premises where a high school, collegiate, or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place, unless the license holder is a participant in the event and a handgun is used in the event…”

    Glad to help.


  4. gunner Says:

    Regarding Vermont, The State of Vermont does not issue, or require, any license to carry a handgun, openly or concealed. This applies equally to residents and non-residents so a Georgia concealed carry permit holder would have de facto “right to carry” in Vermont even though a Vermonter visiting Georgia would have no such right, and would have to apply for a Georgia temporary non-resident permit.