What CCW licenses are recognized in Texas? What does reciprocity look like in Texas? What rules apply to you if you are carrying in Texas with an out-of-state license or permit? What about Texans who carry with an out-of-state license? The Armed Attorneys break down what laws you need to worry about when you don’t have a Texas license.
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Today we’re talking about carrying your handgun in Texas with an out-of-state license stick around to the end where we talk about the one place that out-of-state license makes you a law breaker and before we get started show your support for the Second Amendment by hitting that like button Texas recognizes a lot of license and permits issued across the united states we recognize everyone except Washington D.C., Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island local permits (AG permits) are okay and Wisconsin permits issued to persons under the age of 21. it’s also important to remember that Vermont, the state of Vermont does not issue licenses and permits so there’s nothing for Texas to recognize but if your state wasn’t listed in what we just went through right there Texas is going to give full faith and credit to your license or permit when you’re here in the lone star state and we’re essentially going to treat it just like a Texas LTC and this applies too not just if you’re visiting from another state but let’s say you’re a Texas resident and you choose to carry with a Florida non-resident license with an Arizona non-resident license there are lots of states that will issue you a license even though you don’t live in their state those are fully recognized in Texas you can carry with those licenses and you’re considered a license holder not a constitutional carrier so if you have a recognized license look out for 30.06 or 30.07 signs all the things that you would normally have to do with a Texas license yeah Texas we got some kind of crazy laws on signs here uh the ones that you really need to be on the lookout for if you’re carrying under the authority of a license are our 51% signs those are at our bars our 30.06 signs those are signs saying hey we don’t want you to conceal carry in this area and thirty out seven signs those are our signs to say hey we don’t want you open carrying here and you know we do have a list of prohibited places … look at Texas penal code 46.03 there’s your list exactly right and so while you’re here your license is going to be treated just like a Texas license to carry a handgun and the question that we also get all the time is do i have to notify law enforcement that I’m caring and how would you explain that to folks yeah if you’re carrying under a recognized license the answer is yes upon demand of the officer … failure to disclose that you’re carrying under the authority of a license there’s no penalty associated … first follow-up question is always okay where’s the gun where’s the handgun or the and so you know there’s no benefit to not disclosing the location of a handgun we’re always advising people you know be polite follow officer instructions um you can they can temporarily disarm you and and nine times out of ten they’re gonna return your gun to it’s not gonna be an issue you’re not gonna be arrested uh depending on what’s going on uh but you know police here are used to license holders … law enforcement in Texas generally appreciates it so we kept saying you know you’re out of state license you’re Florida non-resident or you’re just visiting from Wisconsin you’ve got your license um we keep saying oh there’s treated just like a Texas license but that’s actually not true in one very specific place and in fact you could face some pretty serious criminal consequences if you assume that you’re like a Texas LTC here uh richard yeah that brings us to yeah our attorney pro tip of the day which is our one location that is treated differently and that’s our gun free school zones here in Texas…
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