CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Firearm permits in West Virginia for residents over the age of 21 will be recognized in Pennsylvania and Florida, the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday.

The two states will not recognize provisional licenses issued to residents between the ages of 18 and 20.

28 states have continued recognition with the state, allowing West Virginians to carry concealed within their borders.

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

Each year, the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office engages in discussions with every state to ensure continued recognition of West Virginia’s concealed handgun licenses and explore the potential for future expansion.

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