Hogleg2018 wrote:... For the most part, Reciprocity does not protect you while driving through from state to state, even if there is a Reciprocity agreement between those states.
Sorry, Hogleg... you're badly off the mark on that one.
Reciprocity means they'll honor our CHL like they honor our driver's licenses.
It's a bit more complex than that. Reciprocity usually refers to an agreement between the two states to honor each others licenses. Ohio has reciprocity with a number of states. Ohio also honors licenses from all states, whether there is reciprocity or not. So, while Ohio honors Minnesota's licensees, there is no reciprocity and Minnesota does not honor ours. Some states give statutory reciprocity which means they will honor any state's license if that state honors their's. That's how we can carry in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Some states put limitations on what states they will honor such as minimum training hours or a background check. If those requirements aren't met, they will not honor the state's licensees. That's why we can't carry in Minnesota (not enough training and allowing 18 year old military personnel to get licenses) and that's why we can now carry in Texas since the new licenses issued 18 months ago. Some states just don't want anything to do with any other state, such as New York, California, Oregon, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey and so forth.
At my last count, your Ohio license (if issued or renewed in the last 20 months or so) is good in 39 states. That is (or at least was recently) the best you are going to get anywhere. Just stay out of Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, etc. if you are carrying and be darned careful there even if you are transporting under the federal law because those states often ignore that law. You may win in court there, after a number of months in jail, thousands in attorneys fees and possibly having to appeal the case several times.