Might be moving.....

Might be moving.....

This is a discussion on Might be moving..... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I currently live in Connecticut. I have my carry permit here. There's been some discussion between me and my girlfriend about moving to Florida. I'm ...

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    Might be moving.....

    I currently live in Connecticut. I have my carry permit here. There's been some discussion between me and my girlfriend about moving to Florida. I'm pretty new to the carry scene as well as ownership of firearms. What is the process if I was to move? Is my CT permit valid in Florida? Is it hard to get a Florida permit? How do I get my guns there, through mail? Don't think I can pack them on a plane? Do I have to fill out paperwork with a local PD to transfer them down there (like when you purchase a gun and they make you fill out the 4 papers, 1 for me 1 for the gun store 1 for my town police department and 1 for the government or wherever that last one goes lol)? Like I said I'm new to this so go easy on me. Any help would be appreciated on this stuff. I could google all these things but it would probably take me all day to cover all the details. Figured someone here would be of much more help and take much less of my relaxing Sunday away from me.

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    Check out handgun law link posted at top of issues forum. Great resource.
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    I don't think Florida allows a Connecticut license. It's probably because Connecticut recognizes NO other states.

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    Florida does not recognize your CT permit. So you'll need to get a non-resident permit that FL honors until you can apply for a resident permit. Handgunlaw.us will give you links for transporting your guns. FL does not have gun registration like CT.
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    I'm going to check that link out. Thanks for the info and quick responses guys.

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    Process isn't that hard in Florida. At least your not moving to California, Illinois, or New Jersey.
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    I moved here from Virginia in December of last year. Packed up my stuff (including guns) like The Beverly Hillbillies and headed south. For you, the best thing to do is actually get a Florida "Concealed Weapon or Firearm License" now as a non-resident. It doesn't have your address or anything on it, so when you become a FL resident you don't have to do anything additional. Your FL drivers license establishes residency in FL. As for moving, If you lock your guns in a container separate from ammo and not in the passenger compartment accessible, you should be fine for moving your firearms yourself for the states you would have to travel through (assuming you would be physically moving your stuff in a truck or vehicle at some point).
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    FL does not have gun registration like CT.
    Handgun ownership is restricted in CT, but to the best of my knowledge there is no registration there.
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    The FL Catch 22 is that it does not recognize any out-of-state permit unless you are a resident of that state. For example, A NY'er with an AZ permit would not be recognized in FL (AZ permit but not an AZ resident). Like Bigdude suggested--apply now for a FL permit if you intend to move.

    For others with recognized permits, Once you "establish" residency, your out-of-state permit has a grace period to cover you while you apply for a FL permit. I don't recall how long the grace period is, but the permit office is "supposed" to approve permits within 90 days.
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    Get the FL. If you move all you have to do is contact them and tell them of your address change. Your Address is not printed on your FL permit/license so there is nothing to change on it.
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