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    Have to be a citizen to conceal?

    I'm English by birth, moved to America with my family in 1982 at age 7. I lost my accent in roughly 2 weeks, my dad says. Now I'm 26, have just recently become interested in politics and 'the real world' shortly after I gave up sheepdom. I read a lot in some threads that when you refer to someone with a carry license, you call them an "armed citizen" or a "licensed citizen"... is this just plain patriotism, referencing the 2nd amendment, or do you in fact have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for a ccw? (I'm in OH) I'm taking the ccw course tomorrow, so it'd be good to know if I'd be wasting my money on the course while I should be spending it on citizenship (which was going to be next on the list anyways!). Thanks for your time.

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    As you probably know, laws and requirements vary by state. Someone from OH will chime in about your state specifically, I'm sure. Failing that, the class instructor will certainly be able to answer the question.

    FWIW, in FL you simply need to be a legal resident of the U.S.

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    http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/OHSL.pdf

    Try this website....but the local LE should know. Hope it helps.
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    Ohio code.

    Lawriter - ORC - 2923.125 Application and licensing process.

    As far as I can tell, Ohio has no requirement for US Citizenship.
    Some states (like my own) do and some dont.

    Click on the link and read it. That is the law for Ohio.

    The applicant is legally living in the United States, has been a resident of this state for at least forty-five days, and has been a resident of the county in which the person seeks the license or a county adjacent to the county in which the person seeks the license for at least thirty days.
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    As the others said, it can vary by state. AFAIK the states I'm familiar with allow any legal resident to get a CCW. Here in GA, during the application process, if not a citizen you have to provide the additional documentation to prove legal status. Other than that, the process and rights are the same whether citizen or not.
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    A friend of mine maried a canadian. She will shortly recieve her perminent resident alien card or whatever the corect name is. She will still be a Canada citizen but she will be allowed to purchas a firearm. My frendly neiborhood gun dealer (FFL) showed me the extra paperwork asociated with the process of buying a gun if you are a perminent resident alien. It is just an extra form that askes a few questions to allow the background check to verify you are indeed a perminent resident alien. I believe one may also obtain a CCW license as indicated above, state by state. There is however no federal law prohibiting the issuance of a CCW to a perminent resident alien. In essence and practicaly a perminent resident alien is a U.S. citizen that cannot vote or hold public office.-Jay
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    right then. thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamworth View Post
    I'm English by birth, moved to America with my family in 1982 at age 7. I lost my accent in roughly 2 weeks, my dad says. Now I'm 26, have just recently become interested in politics and 'the real world' shortly after I gave up sheepdom. I read a lot in some threads that when you refer to someone with a carry license, you call them an "armed citizen" or a "licensed citizen"... is this just plain patriotism, referencing the 2nd amendment, or do you in fact have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for a ccw? (I'm in OH) I'm taking the ccw course tomorrow, so it'd be good to know if I'd be wasting my money on the course while I should be spending it on citizenship (which was going to be next on the list anyways!). Thanks for your time.
    For Ohio CCW applicants:

    Requirements:
    1. 21 Years Of Age
    2. Ohio residents for 45 days
    3. Resident of the issuing county (or an adjacent county) for 30 days
    4. Completed Application
    5. Color photograph taken within the last 30 days
    6. Set of fingerprints
    7. Certification of competency with a firearm

    You shouldn't have a problem.

    Good luck!
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    Interested in the outcome of this.

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    As long as you are here legal, you are good to go.
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    As long as you are here legal, you are good to go.
    About time you showed up and chimed in. What took you so long?
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    yes, I have had a green card since 1982. I'm legal!

    And I DO appreciate your concern. No jokes there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    About time you showed up and chimed in. What took you so long?
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    (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except subject to subsection (B) of this section, SLED must issue a permit, which is no larger than three and one-half inches by three inches in size, to carry a concealable weapon to a resident or qualified nonresident who is at least twenty-one years of age and who is not prohibited by state law from possessing the weapon
    This thread made me look up SC's requirements. Looks like there is no requirement other than being a resident. I suppose that means legal and illegal aliens. As long as you live here or own property here you are good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamworth View Post
    I'm English by birth, moved to America with my family in 1982 at age 7. I lost my accent in roughly 2 weeks, my dad says. Now I'm 26, have just recently become interested in politics and 'the real world' shortly after I gave up sheepdom. I read a lot in some threads that when you refer to someone with a carry license, you call them an "armed citizen" or a "licensed citizen"... is this just plain patriotism, referencing the 2nd amendment, or do you in fact have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for a ccw? (I'm in OH) I'm taking the ccw course tomorrow, so it'd be good to know if I'd be wasting my money on the course while I should be spending it on citizenship (which was going to be next on the list anyways!). Thanks for your time.
    Uhhh.... unless my math is wrong, if you were 7 in 1982, then you would be 33, not 26.
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