Interstate Reciprocity and Transport

Although Massachusetts does NOT have a reciprocal firearms licensing agreement with any other state, There are states will honor a Massachusetts License to Carry. Many of these states honor the licenses of all 50 states.


  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont

It is important to check with any jurisdiction prior to visiting or traveling through as laws and local regulations may change and may differ significantly from Massachusetts laws. Please refer to the following sources for further information:

Motor Vehicle

For transporting a firearm in a motor vehicle please refer to:
18 U.S.C.A. 926A Interstate Transportation of Firearms
(Volker – McClure Act of 1986)


For transporting a firearms on an airplane please check with your local airport and the airline which you will be traveling on for their specific requirements or restrictions.