Concealed Carry Outright Recognition Act Exposed

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The Concealed Carry Outright Recognition Act was adopted by ALEC's Criminal Justice Task Force on December 4, 2004, approved by the ALEC Board of Directors January 7, 2005. ALEC has attempted to distance itself from this piece of legislation after the launch of in 2011, but it has done nothing to get it repealed in the states where it previously pushed for it to be made into law.

CMD's Bill Summary

"Concealed Carry" proposals are very controversial, especially because many cities have made it a crime to carry a concealed firearm due to public safety concerns. Traditionally, law enforcement groups such as police and sheriff's groups have opposed legislation to allow permits or otherwise authorize the concealment of firearms and have urged governors to veto such statutes as well.

ALEC Bill Text


This Act permits a state to recognize a concealed carry permit or license from another state without requiring reciprocal action by that state.

Model Legislation

An Act relating to firearms.

1. A concealed carry license or permit issued by another state or political subdivision of another state shall authorize the person in whose name the license or permit is issued to carry concealed firearms in this state. This section shall apply to a license or permit holder from another state only while the license or permit holder is not a resident of this state. A license or permit holder from another state shall carry the firearm in compliance with the laws of this state.

2. The Statewide Officeholder or State Law Enforcement Agency shall maintain and publish a current list of states that meet the requirements of subsection (1), and publish a quarterly report on the progress related to both negotiations and concluded agreements with other states.

Adopted by the Criminal Justice Task Force December 4, 2004.

Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors January 7, 2005.