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Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 3:19 pm
by Box
They can and it starts with a Texas hunting license.

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:21 pm
by The Annoyed Man
Box wrote:They can and it starts with a Texas hunting license.

Exactly.

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 6:31 pm
by timtheteacher
Probably one of the most informative threads I have read. This forum is a wealth of info for those looking for specifics. And I am glad Charles actively monitors and weeds out the whacko's....

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:37 pm
by Turban cowboy
Hey chuck! I'm a Canadian citizen here on an F1 visa. I just sent in my forms and everything the other day. I did notice it charged $145 to my card. My fingerprinting is on the 18th, so hopefully I'll be another success story! Ahh I love this country! :woohoo :patriot: :fire

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:54 am
by jerry_r60
Jumping Frog wrote:
n5wd wrote:One clarification about the law of selling guns in a private sale. Under federal (US) law, you must not sell a gun to someone that is not legally eligible to own or possess a firearm. That includes anyone who has been found guilty of a felony, or someone that has been arrested for, or has been found guilty of domestic violence, and, for a handgun, someone who is not a resident of the state that you are living in.

A minor clarification here, the actual language is "knowing or having reasonable cause to believe". If I demonstrate due diligence when selling a firearm to another person by asking them if they are in any way disqualified from purchasing a firearm, and they lie to me, then I have no reasonable cause to believe they are prohibited.

18 U.S.C. § 922(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person—
(1) is under indictment for, or has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
(2) is a fugitive from justice;
(3) is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));
(4) has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;
(5) who, being an alien—
(A) is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
(B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(26)));
(6) who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
(7) who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his citizenship;
(8) is subject to a court order that restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child, except that this paragraph shall only apply to a court order that—
(A) was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had the opportunity to participate; and
(B)
(i) includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or
(ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or
(9) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.


This made me think. It wouldn't be a bad idea to put together a questionnaire like this to get answered and then signed as part of a sales receipt for a personal sale.

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:59 am
by Jumping Frog
jerry_r60 wrote:
Jumping Frog wrote:A minor clarification here, the actual language is "knowing or having reasonable cause to believe". If I demonstrate due diligence when selling a firearm to another person by asking them if they are in any way disqualified from purchasing a firearm, and they lie to me, then I have no reasonable cause to believe they are prohibited.

This made me think. It wouldn't be a bad idea to put together a questionnaire like this to get answered and then signed as part of a sales receipt for a personal sale.

You are free to handle it however you would like, of course.

As for me, I am not going to overthink it or invent new hoops to jump through for our federal overseers. I simply would ask, "are you in any way disqualified from purchasing firearms". Answer: "No". We are good to go. I also will not do receipts when purchasing firearms and many buyers feel that way. I don't want the papertrail, and again I look at that as inventing new hoops to jump through for our federal overseers that is not actually required by law.

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:43 pm
by thearmer
Great post guys, appreciate all the groundwork that has been done.

I got here in February and have just got my drivers license.

Question i have is around the Hunting license.....

Am i to get the general hunting license for a texas resident, if so i need to have been here for minumum of 6 months before i can apply.

I have a mortgage, SSN and now driving license but still need to wait for the months to pass before i can apply.

On the other hand i have heard i can buy a firearm if its for home or car, if that's the case do i still need the hunting license at this stage?



Hunting license residency info:

If you apply for a non resident its $315! versus the $25 resident one.......


Residency is proven by any three of the following (all documents must reflect the applicant's name and a physical address in Texas). Items marked with a * must have been issued at least six months prior to license or permit application. Except for a valid drivers license or a state issued identification card, documentation is not required at time of purchases or while hunting or fishing:

a current Texas homestead property tax statement
the most recent six months of utility bills
the most recent six months of paycheck receipts
the person’s most recent tax return from the Internal Revenue Service
a statement from a parole board or probation officer stating that the person has continuously resided in Texas for the six months immediately preceding the application for a license or permit
a valid Texas driver's license*
a current Texas voter registration certificate*
a current vehicle registration*

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:04 am
by yuzhechen
Thank you guys for sharing the story, but i have a question regard the hunting license in Texas.
Earlier i went to Academy and purchased a $25 hunting license and found it was only valid until Aug.31 of the same year,
so how can i buy the "General License" that lasts for one year? how much does that one cost?
Can anyone that has successfully purchased it share some experience with me? I m also a resident of Texas.
Thanks.

Re: How to Get A CHL For Non-Immigrant Aliens & Foreigners

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:05 pm
by Pawpaw
yuzhechen wrote:Thank you guys for sharing the story, but i have a question regard the hunting license in Texas.
Earlier i went to Academy and purchased a $25 hunting license and found it was only valid until Aug.31 of the same year,
so how can i buy the "General License" that lasts for one year? how much does that one cost?
Can anyone that has successfully purchased it share some experience with me? I m also a resident of Texas.
Thanks.

You buy it on or after September 1st. All Texas hunting and fishing licenses expire on August 31. :tiphat: