Does TX recognize WA permit?

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  1. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    My husband and I are TX residents, he is active duty Navy. When we were stationed in WA ('04-'06) we both got our CCP as WA residents (as Military are allowed to do). We are now in JP and are moving back to the States soon. I do not have a TX CHL but plan on taking the class soon after landing, then I begin 'the wait'. Law permitting, I plan on using my WA permit to carry in the interim time while in TX.

    Finally to my long winded question:
    Does Texas recognize my WA CCP? I have seen conflicting information, otherwise I'm a firm believer in "do a search" or "Google". This time I need some confirmation I'm understanding correctly.

    Is the TX DPS site the most recent and accurate information? Am I understanding correctly, according to this page of the TX AG site ?

    Texas Department of Public Safety - Courtesy, Service, Protection


    This tells me that as of "November 18, 2005 Washington - Unilateral Proclamation" that TX does recognize a WA permit, correct?

    I'd absolute hate to find out the hard way that I was misinformed or misunderstood.
     


  2. DoubleActionCHL

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  3. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Did you see this note?

    Yes, the DPS website is THE definitive source for information.
     
  4. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yeah,that's what I was thinking it was. I believe the above is due to an age restriction difference between Tx and Wa...18 vs 21


    txinvestigator, yup, that's exactly the note I needed confirmed. Thank you. I'll keep DPS on my bookmarks for reference.
     
  5. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    Age in Texas to get a CHL is 21. If Washington is 18, then it's a non-issue.

    Several states don't reciprocate to Texas. Who knows why.
     
  6. 40Arpent

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    If WA was 18, then TX would not honor a WA CHL.
     
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    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Just checked, WA is 21.
     
  8. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    TX allows discharged military (honorable) to CHL at 18. WA doesn't recognize anyone under 21 to be permited. Even though the issuing state is the lower age, WA isn't req'd to recognize it.
     
  9. DILLON1980

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    Why do several states not reciprocate Texas CHL ? Is it because Texas is the only state that still reserves the right to secede from the Union?
     
  10. Shorts

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    Some of it is due to the age restrictions and differences in state statutes in regards to when a person may purchase/possess a firearm. (18 or 21/ military etc)
     

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