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This is a discussion on Residency for Military within the Concealed Carry Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; My question is about the requirement for some states that you be a resident of the state your permit is ...

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    My question is about the requirement for some states that you be a resident of the state your permit is issued for them to accept it. Now being in the military, my being stationed in a particular state usually grants me residency status for many things whether or not I am an official resident, to include purchasing weapons. Generally all I have to do is present my orders which state that I am stationed in the particular state. Does this logic hold true for CC as well? If yes, would I need to keep a copy of my orders on me for this purpose?

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    Speaking directly from experience, that is all i had to do. I simply showed a copy of my current orders and my drivers license (from my state of record) and was issued a GA permit (GFL). My wife on the other hand (just a dependent) had to get a GA driver license before her GFL. I am not sure of the state where you are but I know the states I have been to and cared about that was the way it was. If unsure a phone call to the Sherrif's office, court house or DMV (depending on your state) is all it should take to know for sure.
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    Awesome, Thank you for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marionandjohn View Post
    Speaking directly from experience, that is all i had to do. I simply showed a copy of my current orders and my drivers license (from my state of record) and was issued a GA permit (GFL). . . If unsure a phone call to the Sherrif's office, court house or DMV (depending on your state) is all it should take to know for sure.
    I'm always hesitant about just calling the sherrif's office, etc. you are dependant on the person answering that day having the proper knowledge, unless they are the issuing authority.

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    I generally get a license in the state where I reside as I find it much easier to get things done. I am in the process of a PCS and plan on getting a resident permit for the state in which I am moving. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by vn6869 View Post
    I'm always hesitant about just calling the sherrif's office, etc. you are dependant on the person answering that day having the proper knowledge, unless they are the issuing authority.
    I would hope that you would not call the DMV if the sherrif's office is the issuing authority or even vice versa. I thought it went unsaid that you should call the person from who you would be getting your CCW from. I gave a few examples because those are the places I have either had to go to myself or will be going to (TN) to get my CCW for that state. Either way if the person answering the phone that day does not have the proper knowledge then they should be man/woman enough to tell you that they are not sure. I still stick by my orginal suggestion in calling/going there if ever unsure about certain parts of the laws. Not to say anyone here is not qualified but I would rather be told the laws by someone who enforces them or practices them rather then some one who has read them and is passing on their interpertation of said law. I have read alot of laws and my jobs requires knowing different regulations and I understand everthing is not always in black and white but sometimes left up to those in power to interpret them. again this is my thought process flawed or not im just putting out my suggestions.
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    I've been researching this subject recently since I'll be PCSing to Delaware soon.. from what I have been hearing they do not have that loop hole like some states have to consider us military. I will be putting in for a FL permit soon. 1 because I have been a resident of Florida before & 2 it seems like Florida carries reciprocity with alot more states than one would be able to travel

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    Quote Originally Posted by vn6869 View Post
    I'm always hesitant about just calling the sherrif's office, etc. you are dependant on the person answering that day having the proper knowledge, unless they are the issuing authority.
    Agreed. After many calls to local PD and state PD about a residency question I had, I just talked to a gun-friendly lawyer. Everyone gave me different answers that contradicted documents I held in my hand!

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