Out of State Permit Question

Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior MemberPosts: 1,034 Senior Member
About the only decent thing my former state did is issue me a pistol permit.  

Although I plan to get a Texas permit, I don’t have time to take the class until June or July.

Acoording to my friend, Texas “honors”my out of state permit.  Looking at the Texas DPS website, I think he is right.

What does that mean in the real world? Do cops arrest you and let the DA sort it out?


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  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,034 Senior Member
    edited March 2018 #2
    If my original post wasn’t clear, I now live in the Great State of Texas again.  

    Greatness: Texas unilaterally recognized the People’s Republic License even though a Texas license is not recognized by CT.
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,034 Senior Member
    If my original post wasn’t clear, I now live in the Great State of Texas again.  

    Greatness: Texas unilaterally recognized the People’s Republic License even though a Texas license is not recognized by CT.
    No it means that you have the same privileges as a resident licensee would.  You also have to obey all Texas CC and deadly force use laws so I’d bone up on those.
    Thanks.  

    Although I used to do Criminal Defense work, the laws changed significantly during my Northern Exile.  Time to read up.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,609 Senior Member
    edited March 2018 #4
    Here's my story....I moved from Kansas to Michigan in March of 2015, I had a Kansas permit....and as long as I was a resident of Kansas, (Kansas D/L and Kansas plates) I was allowed to carry....the second I got a Michigan drivers license, I could no longer carry concealed legally as the law states that a Michigan resident cannot carry under an out of state permit. I could not carry until I went through Michigan's song and dance to get a CPL. 

    Check the law, they may well have similar law...many states do...

    It was legal for me to open carry, however, you may not legally carry in a vehicle under that provision.

    One problem with letting the cops and the DA sort it out.....if you get popped and end up with a cow conviction....well, you ain't gonna get a permit...

    So...once you become a TX resident....best play by the rules until you get your TX permit....


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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,567 Senior Member
    If my original post wasn’t clear, I now live in the Great State of Texas again.  

    Greatness: Texas unilaterally recognized the People’s Republic License even though a Texas license is not recognized by CT.
    No it means that you have the same privileges as a resident licensee would.  You also have to obey all Texas CC and deadly force use laws so I’d bone up on those.
    Thanks.  

    Although I used to do Criminal Defense work, the laws changed significantly during my Northern Exile.  Time to read up.
    The laws are pretty straightforward here in TX.  Lots of good info on the DPS website.  Here is the handbook:  http://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms/Forms/LTC-16.pdf


    What part of Texas are you in now?  If you are near Austin, a GREAT place to take the course is "Central Texas Gun Works":  https://centraltexasgunworks.com/  It's where my wife took her course, and they make it very simple to get everything done


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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,386 Senior Member
    Mainly, it is still illegal to shoot people. However, in almost every area except the liberal bastions (Austin, Houston, etc), you will find that local DA's, who really can indict a ham sandwich if they want, won't do it, unless you make the mistake of shooting someone who didn't pose a threat.

    Obviously, this may vary wildly from one place to another, but very few Texas DAs want to take a case to a jury that will portray him as siding with a thief, instead of an average citizen who believed he was defending his life, family, or property. District Attorney is an elected office, after all, so their behavior will reflect the majority of attitudes of the voters in his county.

    Also, Texas State Troopers are pretty well respected by the majority of the public. Many of us have experiences that lead us to believe that having a Texas CHL is a benefit when being questioned by a State Trooper. It obviously means that you have already been 'vetted' by the DPS, so if they run your license on the computer and get no hits, they tend to treat you as if you are 'part of the solution,' rather than part of the problem.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,456 Senior Member
    I have ZERO knowledge  of Tx laws, however. I'd be leery of carrying concealed with a CA permit once you get a Tx DL.
    That's just me
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  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,034 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    I have ZERO knowledge  of Tx laws, however. I'd be leery of carrying concealed with a CA permit once you get a Tx DL.
    That's just me
    Because my wife is still in exile (finishing off her semester), I am in charge of the two monsters (aka children) 24/7.  Once she arrives, I’ll have time to take the course and will get my Texas license.  


  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,567 Senior Member
    Which part of TX did you land in?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,034 Senior Member
    Dallas area.  #home
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,567 Senior Member
    Cool.  I have lots of friends and customers up in Dallas.  I'll PM you next time I head north on 35
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
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