Harwin Gamez-Mendoza holds his handgun, a Glock 23 Monday, March 25, 2013. He is a gun salesman at the Trading Post on Guide Meridian and has a concealed carry permit for his handgun. " If it comes to it, I would rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it," says Mendoza.
PHILIP A. DWYER — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Legislators created an "enhanced" concealed carry training program for firearms owners, in hopes that the extra education would convince more states to honor Idaho's permits. Twenty-nine states previously accepted Idaho's basic permit. The Idaho attorney general released an update on responses to the new program Thursday.
Three - Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina - will accept only the enhanced permit. Twenty will honor either concealed carry permit: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Eleven states - California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont - have declined to honor Idaho's permits.