State to State CHL Question

State to State CHL Question

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    State to State CHL Question

    I have my CHL in Texas and am traveling to New Orleans. Can I carry in Louisiana with a Texas CHL?


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    http://www.stateoftexaschl.com/wp-co...sciprosity.png

    Does this mean all these states allow you to carry in their State?

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    Here's your best info: Handgunlaw.us

    If you click on Texas it will provide you a summary of that state plus states that honor Texas: http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/texas.pdf

    Lookup Texas on the left, and there's a list of states that will honor Texas: http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/USSt...orMyPermit.pdf

    Does this mean all these states allow you to carry in their State?
    Essentially, yes. You should always go the next step and independently verify the info though, and consider city and county restriction in addition to state level laws. This can be very important in some areas. New York versus NYC, Denver versus Colorado and the like.

    Always read the footnotes or end notes too.

    Here is an additional sources I use:

    NRA-ILA: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws.aspx

    I always review states, state-by-state, when I travel, and usually have a three ring binder with the summaries for each state into which I am traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post

    Essentially, yes. You should always go the next step and independently verify the info though, and consider city and county restriction in addition to state level laws. This can be very important in some areas.
    +100% to this advice.

    NEVER assume the laws in your state are even similar to another state.

    I would take it one more step:

    Call the "Agency Counsel" for the state you are about to visit.
    Many will email or direct you to a PDF file with all updates to their state firearms laws.

    "I didn't know" does NOT fly in courts..especially when carrying a firearm.
    LeanHard and Sarge65 like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightsEroding View Post
    "I didn't know" does NOT fly in courts..especially when carrying a firearm.
    That's a fact, Jack! Always do your due diligence before traveling outside your state.
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Yes. Texas and Louisiana recognize each others permits. You should still get a look at our restricted places list as it differs from Texas and keep in mind that in Louisiana you have a legal requirement to inform a LEO that you are carrying if one comes into contact with you on a "business" basis.

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    Rock and Glock has given you the answer chapter and verse.

    Due diligence in reading those and even consider printing out the handgunlaw.us info on each state you are traveling in just in case and to have as a refresher if needed.
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