I and my wife are New Mexico CCW holders and are moving back to our home state of Texas in the next few months. I have called the Texas CCW permit section and they tell me that they recognize New Mexico as does New Mexico recognizes Texas. What I have not been able to find out is when we move back to Texas and change our permanent residence from New Mexico to Texas will our CCW permits still be valid in New Mexico and therefore recognized in Texas until they expire? I know the New Mexico permits are linked to our Drivers License here, so when we turn in our New Mexico DL's and get Texas DL's what happens. Do we loose our CCW's and have to start over again? Nobody with either state department can really answer my question. Anyone know?
PS. I am retired law enforcement and for 15 years after retirement never owned or fired a firearm. After Vietnam and police work I had all I wanted. Four months ago I came to the aid of a woman in fear of attack and have now incurred the wrath of her attacker who has made it know he is coming after anyone who helped her. It has frightened my Prius loving liberal wife to the point she no longer feels safe and made the decision to learn to shoot and took the CCW training. Into our retirement and after years of public service and now this. I would not change what I did, but it is a hell of a price to pay.