Oregon CHL Reciprocity
Although the US Constitution requires that states give "full faith and credit" to licenses issued by other states (e.g. driver's licenses), there has been resistance to following this law and applying the principle to concealed carry licenses.

Many states will nevertheless recognize a valid concealed handgun license issued by another state, provided that the other state also recognizes their license. This is referred to a reciprocity.

Unfortunately, even though the original CHL law required the secretary of state in Oregon to negotiate reciprocity agreements, none ever were, and that part of the law was quietly dropped. There have been several efforts to revise the law in Oregon to provide reciprocity but these have been blocked in one way or another (no prizes for guessing which party is responsible for this).

As a result, Oregon is one of the few states that does not recognize any other state's license. Fortunately, there are several states which require no licence to carry concealed, and a few more that are willing to recognize an Oregon CHL even if Oregon does not reciprocate.

An Oregon CHL is currently valid in:

In addition the following states do not require a concealed handgun license:

Before travelling, please verify with the states you will be visiting. This information can change without notice. Click on the map above to go to the interactive map at usacarry.com for up to date information -- but remember this is their best effort, to be absolutely safe verify with the state(s) to which you are travelling.

See the links section for pointers to websites with reciprocity information.