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SicSS

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Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:12:35 PM »
I am a current Texas CHL holder, and will be traveling through these states?
I am pretty sure the Tx CHL is recognized in these three states.
Must I have the gun on me or can I put it away in the console while driving?
I will be the only driver on this trip.

Also there may be locations that I will be going too that I don't think I will be able to carry into.
Or I don't think I can. One would be a golf course.
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 03:40:11 PM »
Thanks for the question SicSS.

All three states you mentioned recognize a Texas CHL, so you will be able to carry in a manner that is similar to how you carry in Texas. Keep in mind that while Texas requires a specific sign to keep concealed handgun holders with handguns off of property, other states do not have this specific requirement.

This means that if you see a "No Guns Allowed" sign while you are traveling, make sure to respect it. Additionally, Louisiana does not allow carry on any premises where alcohol is consumed onsite, so this would extend beyond bars to practically any restaurant that serves alcohol.
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 03:18:41 PM »
OK Thanks.
This info was very helpful.
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 03:21:19 PM »
Glad to be of help.
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 10:37:35 PM »
One more question.
If I am out of state and I am pulled over for what ever reason
Should I hand the officer my CHL as well as my license?
Or is this just for Texas?
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 03:32:51 PM »
You are correct that it is the law in Texas that if you are carrying your handgun, you have to provide your concealed handgun license as well as your driver's license. However, outside the great state of Texas, it varies state-to-state.

In Louisiana, yes, you have to notify the police office immediately upon contact that you have a weapon on your person. You must also display your license and identification upon demand, so if he asks for your CHL, you must provide it.

In both Mississippi and Alabama, you only have to present your CHL if a police officer specifically asks for it.
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 08:59:17 PM »
thanks,
that helps me out.
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014, 08:44:53 AM »
If anyone has questions about Louisiana Concealed Handgun Laws, you can call their "Concealed Handgun Permit Unit" at (225-925-4867).  I called them about the signage "No Guns Allows" and as mentioned earlier by one of our attorneys, if you see that sign, you best leave your gun in the car.
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Re: Traveling through Louisianna, Mississippi, and Alabama
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 05:05:47 AM »
Thanks for the heads up
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