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ng101

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non-resident permits reciprocity
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:00:10 AM »
For Texas residents getting non-resident permits, are Texas residents still treated as "license holders" under Subchapter H as far as the Texas Penal code, restrictions, and protections ( castle doctrine) go? What obligations do Texans still have to follow beside the usual things like 30.06, 30.07, campus carry restrictions, 51% etc. Do L.E. have to consider the non resident permits as "valid" according to the reciprocity agreements? " (2) "License holder" means a person licensed to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code." Also if I were to violate a Texas law what would happen to my non resident permit? 
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 03:51:31 AM by ng101 »

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Re: non-resident permits reciprocity
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 01:45:54 PM »
ng101,

Texas non-resident license:
Texas non-resident licenses are treated the same as Texas resident licenses in Texas. Non-resident license holders are considered license holders for the purposes of the penal code and the government code. Law enforcement officers will recognize your non-resident license as valid—just like a resident license. Your obligation as a non-resident license holder is to always carry your non-resident license, keep your address information up to date, and refrain from carrying your handgun in areas prohibited by law. If a law enforcement officer asks you for identification you must show your non-resident license as well as your driver’s license. 
 
Non-resident license from another state:
Texas also recognizes non-resident permits issued by other states. The same rules apply (listed above).
 
Reciprocity:
If you are travelling outside of Texas, a non-resident permit will NOT be recognized by certain states (Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, and Michigan). Please check the laws of the state you are visiting before carrying in that state.