I moved to Texas and I have a few Permit Questions.
I recently moved from Richmond Virginia to El Paso Texas and I currently have no CHCP as I have changed my address through the USPS (My CHCP was Virginia Residential).
I am unable to get a Texas Residential permit for 5 years because I was convicted of a Class 1 Misdemeanor, Shooting in public (No Injury) in Virginia, when I had to discharge my firearm in self defense. I was not found guilty of any of the other RIDICULOUS charges I was given. Long story short; I was jumped by two thugs after they found out that I had been calling the police on them for selling drugs in my area, one had me in a rear naked choke while the other was kicking me in the face, testicles, and stomach repeatedly shouting "I'll F_CKIN kill you" I began to feel myself fainting while struggling to fend them off, so I pulled my weapon and fired at the one kicking me, only after four shots were fired they ran off while I called the police. The only crime I feel guilty of is missing my target, the officer who was instructed to make the arrest agreed (which I attribute to me being found innocent of the other charges)... I digress, my Virginia CHCP was not revoked or suspended
I have been thinking of getting a non-resident CHCP from another state so that I may still carry in Texas, and New Mexico where I often visit. I am concerned that Non-Resident CHCP's might have caliber restrictions since Texas requires that you qualify in the caliber you wish to carry while obtaining a Texas Residential permit. I have tried to find laws that would have information on the matter, but I have not been successful in finding any. I was wondering if anybody had any knowledge of any laws governing that? Also, I was wondering if anyone knows which Non-Resident CHCP with Texas Reciprocity is the easiest and fastest to obtain or if is it possible to simply have my VA Residential CHCP converted to a Non-Resident CHCP?
Thanks ahead of time.