CCW & Honorable Discharge

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    CCW & Honorable Discharge

    I just heard this while listening to some gun talk interview. They mentioned that Florida recognizes an honorable discharge from the military as your course requirement. Do you know anything about that and how that works? I used to be in the Army National Guard and also have an honorable discharge. Would I just need to submit my paperwork? Any info would be appreciated.
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    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/apply.html states:
    "Persons serving in the United States Armed Forces may submit a copy of their Military ID Card to satisfy the training requirement"

    and http://www.polksheriff.org/cust_serv/weapons.html states:
    "Any one of the following are examples of the documents which will be accepted to satisfy the training requirement:
    A photocopy of your military honorable discharge document or a photocopy of your DD-214.
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    So it looks like that is the case. The first link is also where you can request your Concealed Weapon or Firearm License application.

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    Before I retired, I met the requirement with a photo-copy of my military ID.

    FL is pretty easy going on the training requirements.

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    Hmm. When I was in the USN, I fired five rounds of .45 through a 1911 and five rounds of 308 through an M14. Since I hit the water with all ten rounds that qualified me to be an "Armed Watch stander".
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    I used a notarized copy of my DD214 as the proof of training to get my FL CCW. I rather liked it, one of the few veterans benefits left it seems....
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    dd214 will do the trick in Fl.
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    A DD-214 will take care of the course portion. You will still need to cough up $117.00 and wait three months for the licence. You also need a passport size picture of yourself. The Florida licence looks like a Drivers licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisco View Post
    Hmm. When I was in the USN, I fired five rounds of .45 through a 1911 and five rounds of 308 through an M14. Since I hit the water with all ten rounds that qualified me to be an "Armed Watch stander".
    Sheesh only 40 rounds shy of civilian training! Though, as everyone knows shooting 50 rounds makes everyone an expert on firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahman View Post
    I just heard this while listening to some gun talk interview. They mentioned that Florida recognizes an honorable discharge from the military as your course requirement.......
    Virginia does too, but it's a really good idea to take the course anyway. They'll bring you up to speed on the laws particular to concealed carry, and what do expect if you are involved in a shooting. Your DD-214 can't do that.
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    Substitute NGB 22 for DD 214. Discharge orders should work too.
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    A DD Form 214 meets the requirements for a CWP in Montana, and it doesn't have to be notarized.


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    You need a copy of your DD214 to send in with your application.

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    I used my military ID card here in CO as well. They only accept a 214 for a certain amount of time after discharge, 5 yrs I think... then you have to take a course for renewal.
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    I spent four years in the Marine Corps, I then had to take a DNR firearms safety course to hunt pheasants in Iowa.

    I should mention that I didn't mind taking the class, but it was real basic.
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