That was covered here recently.
I moved to Texas and I have a few Permit Questions.
This is a discussion on Question on AZ non-resident CHL within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Bear with me if this specific question has been dealt with before (I'd be surprised if it hasn't), but I got lost wading through the ...
Bear with me if this specific question has been dealt with before (I'd be surprised if it hasn't), but I got lost wading through the hits returned by the forum search function...
I am a former VA resident, where I had a CHL, now expired. I'm currently a TX resident. As you may know, TX in-state licenses are expensive.
Does anyone know whether I can (successfully) apply to AZ for a non-resident CHL, using my VA NRA Hunter Safety Course as proof of training,* despite no longer being a VA resident? And if the application is approved, can I then carry legally in TX?
The purpose is not to circumvent any laws, but to pay $60 vs some $250 or more (training class + app fee + fingerprinting fee).
TIA for your help.
* "An applicant shall demonstrate competence with a firearm through any of the following:
[. . .]
Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Arizona game and fish department or a similar agency of another state."
Thanks, JJVP. I've read through that thread twice now and it still doesn't address the main part of my question: whether a TX resident can use a VA hunter safety course for an AZ non-resident permit.
I can call the AZ authorities, just though I'd see if anyone here knew the answer first.
I had to send a copy of my valid SC CWP along with proof of my NRA training in order to get my AZ permit. I don't know that they will issue you one without having a current CWP in your own state.
You answered your own question...
You could alternatively use your expired VA permit if you still have it....Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Arizona game and fish department or a similar agency of another state."
6. A valid current or expired concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state and that has a training or testing requirement for initial issuance.