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LTC from another state

Postby ldj1002 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:12 pm

In TX if you have a DL from another state you just go pay the money and get a Tx DL, no test at all. Why isn't it that way for LTC?


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Re: LTC from another state

Postby skeathley » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm

Because the training and proficiency requirements are different. If they just sell you a license, you won't know the details of Texas handgun laws.

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Re: LTC from another state

Postby ScottDLS » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:40 pm

ldj1002 wrote:In TX if you have a DL from another state you just go pay the money and get a Tx DL, no test at all. Why isn't it that way for LTC?


Back when I got a Texas DL in 1990 I had to take the written test even though I was surrendering my New York license, which incidentally I DIDN’T have to take when I got my NY license in 1987 using my NC DL... :???:
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Re: LTC from another state

Postby Pawpaw » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:17 pm

And then there's the Brady exemption we get due to having an FBI background check every 5 years. If they did what you're suggesting, we would lose that.
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Re: LTC from another state

Postby ldj1002 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:05 am

OK, but there are some states that issue a non-resident LTC that is good in TX. and even more that reciprocate with TX which with either you can conceal carry and have not taken a test on TX laws.

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Re: LTC from another state

Postby Pawpaw » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:08 am

ldj1002 wrote:OK, but there are some states that issue a non-resident LTC that is good in TX. and even more that reciprocate with TX which with either you can conceal carry and have not taken a test on TX laws.

What does that have to do with your original question?

1. You won't get the Brady exemption in Texas if you're carrying under one of those licenses.

2. It may be a technicality, but those other licenses don't get you an exemption to the federal gun free school zone law.
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Re: LTC from another state

Postby oohrah » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:19 am

ldj1002 wrote:In TX if you have a DL from another state you just go pay the money and get a Tx DL, no test at all. Why isn't it that way for LTC?

It ought to be. But not all states even require testing or proficiency to get a carry license. I bet all states require driver's ed or something to get a DL. It would be nice if Texas would adopt a "substantially similar" review of those states whose CCL tests were like TX and just give new resident an LTC.
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Re: LTC from another state

Postby george » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:39 am

ldj1002 wrote:In TX if you have a DL from another state you just go pay the money and get a Tx DL, no test at all. Why isn't it that way for LTC?

It wasn't like you say when I moved to Louisiana!
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