There's no states which don't have some sort of carry license, but apparently the Northern Marianas and Guam don't have any sort of license available, even one that's never issued.
"May-issue" states are pretty variable too. Issuance in states like NY, CA and MA is highly dependent on where in the state the applicant lives, but in other states like NJ or HI, it's as good as "no issue." If an article I read the other day is correct, there's been something like three Hawaii licenses issued, ever.
I also noticed that this section from the 2015 version of the bill wasn't included in the 2017 version:
``(c) Unrestricted License or Permit.--In a State that allows the
issuing authority for licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms
to impose restrictions on the carrying of firearms by individual
holders of such licenses or permits, an individual carrying a concealed
handgun under this section shall be permitted to carry a concealed
handgun according to the same terms authorized by an unrestricted
license of or permit issued to a resident of the State.
Finally, the 2017 bill also includes a section that says:
(2) The term ‘handgun’ includes any magazine
for use in a handgun and any ammunition loaded
into the handgun or its magazine.
Since the bill doesn't require that a licensee have a license from their own state to carry in that state, and any magazines for use in a handgun are included, it looks like state-level magazine bans would be effectively neutered for anyone with a license. If this passed, then I'm guessing there would also be a new market in those magazine-ban states for STANAG ("AR15") magazines marked "pistol". It doesn't say that the magazines have to be used in a handgun, just that they are for use in a handgun. Marking "pistol" on them would seem to be prima-facie evidence that they're designed for use in pistols. Canadian gun owners do something similar. They're limited to 5-round magazines in rifles, but 10-rounds for handguns, so there's a market for 10-round AR15 pistol magazines, which somehow almost always end up being used in rifles.
Last edited by CleverNickname
on Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.