Concealed carry agreements will continue between WV and South Dakota, Kansas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The West Virginia Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday that concealed carry recognition has been affirmed with Kansas and South Dakota.

This means the two states will continue to recognize concealed carry licenses from West Virginia, as part of reciprocity agreements. South Dakota recognizes includes provision licenses issued to individuals from age 18 to 20. Kansas recognizes licenses issued to those 21 years old and older.

“This ensures convenience in travel and peace of mind for West Virginia license holders choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” Attorney General Patrick Morrisey stated. “Preserving this recognition is a victory for gun owners. We hope it remains intact for many years to come.”

It was previously announced that reciprocity agreements will continue between WV and Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

If you would like a concealed carry handgun license, you can contact our local sheriff's office.

For more information on reciprocity agreements between West Virginia and other states, you can visit