I thought this was interesting: “Florida license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 08/01/2013. Wisconsin DOES NOT recognize Florida licenses issued with the prefixes of W, WJ, WR, WX or WY.” My permit starts with a W and would not be recognized per:
According to the State of Wisconsin, concealed carry permits from Delaware, DC and Rhode Island are now honored and residents of those states may carry legally within the boundaries of Wisconsin if they already have a CCW permit from their home state. Wisconsin has also approved the use of...
Can anyone confirm:
- Is the statement regarding the prefixes correct?
- What do the prefixes communicate?
I'm not sure of the exact reasons why WI only recognizes permits issued to non-Florida residents with a Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearms License (FCWFL), but note that there is no such thing as a Florida "non-resident" FCWFL, only that Florida residents enjoy privileges in other states like SC or no CC privileges in WI. When I was a resident of the DPRofMD, my FCWFL allowed me to carry in WI after a certain date, but when I moved back home in 2016, I could only carry in WI because of my UT non-resident permit. So the change in residency had no real effect on me, personally. I have found that the UT permit I obtained when I was in the DPRofMD has been a worthwhile investment in time and money since it gets me Carry privileges in a total of 39 states, two more than the 37 states that my FCWFL alone gives me (WA and WI). However, that doesn't matter all that much to me except that my Dad now lives near Spokane, WA, so there is that. Perhaps someone else will come along soon that can explain the reasons WI doesn't recognize FCWFL of Florida residents, but does for non-residents; seems kind of backward to me.
Rvrctyrngr, a [former] moderator of this forum [only because he never posts here anymore] would likely know the answer because he's very busy with FloridaCarry.com. You might contact them.