PERMANENT BRADY PERMIT CHART
Note: Notwithstanding the dates set forth below, permits qualify as alternatives to the background check requirements of the Brady law for no more than 5 years from the date of issuance. The permit must be valid under State law in order to qualify as a Brady alternative.
STATE/TERRITORY QUALIFYING PERMITS
Alaska Concealed weapons permits marked NICS-Exempt
American Samoa None
Arizona Concealed weapons permits qualify.
Arkansas Concealed weapons permits issued on or after April 1, 1999 qualify.*
California Entertainment Firearms Permit only
District of Columbia None*
Georgia As of July 1, 2006, concealed weapons permit qualifies.
Hawaii Permits to acquire and licenses to carry qualify.
Idaho Concealed weapons permits qualify.
Illinois None that qualify as alternatives to a background check under State law.
Iowa Permits to acquire a handgun and concealed weapons permits qualify.
Kentucky As of July 12, 2006, concealed weapons permit qualifies.
Michigan Licenses to Purchase a Pistol qualify. Effective March 24, 2006 Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs) issued on or after November 22 2005 will qualify as an alternative to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. CPLs issued prior to November 22, 2005 and Temporary Concealed Pistol Licenses do not qualify as NICS alternative.
Mississippi Concealed weapons permits issued to individuals under Miss. Stat. Ann. § 45-9-101 qualify. (NOTE: security guard permits issued under Miss. Stat. Ann. § 97-37-7 do not qualify).
Montana Concealed weapons permits qualify.
Nebraska Handgun purchase certificates qualify.
Nevada Concealed Weapons permits qualify
New Hampshire None
New Jersey None
New Mexico None
New York None
North Carolina Permits to purchase a handgun and concealed handgun permits qualify.
North Dakota Concealed weapons permits issued on or after December 1, 1999 qualify.*
Northern Mariana Islands None
Puerto Rico None
Rhode Island None
South Carolina Concealed weapons permits qualify.
South Dakota None*
Texas Concealed weapons permits qualify.
U.S. Virgin Islands None
Utah Concealed weapons permits qualify.
West Virginia None
Wyoming Concealed weapons permits qualify.
*While certain permits issued in these states prior to November 30, 1998 were "grandfathered" as Brady alternatives, none of these grandfathered permits would still be valid under State law as of November 30, 2003.