Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Post by Car_RamRod » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:34 pm

So after 5 long but short years in the Marine Corps, I'm finally picking up my DD-214 on Friday and making the drive with my family back home to good ol' Texas for the last time to stay for good! Had my CHL for a little over a year and still new at this, since I can't carry in Commiefornia. I have only carried when I was home visiting. I know Arizona doesn't require a permit and New Mexico has reciprocity with Texas; And both are open carry states. So once I cross the state line into Arizona, I should be good to carry as I please, whether it be open or concealed, all the way home correct? Anyone with experience on the drive feel free to chime in. I have already made the decision that I would be good, but just want to get some extra input/recommendations. Thank you everyone in advance. This forum has been so informative and useful for the short time I have been a member.


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Post by Tracker » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:31 pm

Don't see an issue. Btw there are some free useful apps that have each states gun laws and maps showing reciprocity.


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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:50 pm

Assuming you don't take any side trips you should be fine.

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Post by K.Mooneyham » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:46 pm

First of all, let me congratulate you on your escape from Commiefornia. I felt the same way after "retiring" from the USAF and leaving there six years ago. To the best of my (limited) knowledge, you shouldn't have any issues carrying in Arizona or New Mexico if you have your Texas LTC. Have a safe trip.


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Re: Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Post by roadkill » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:16 pm

Pay attention to the Indian reservations. If your staying on the main roads (interstate) your probably fine. Where you might find trouble is at the casinos smoke shops and travel centers located in the Indian nations.

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Post by rob777 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:29 am

roadkill wrote:Pay attention to the Indian reservations. If your staying on the main roads (interstate) your probably fine. Where you might find trouble is at the casinos smoke shops and travel centers located in the Indian nations.
:iagree: This - note that I40 and I10 both pass through Indian Reservations
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Post by oljames3 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:55 am

Car_RamRod wrote:So after 5 long but short years in the Marine Corps, I'm finally picking up my DD-214 on Friday and making the drive with my family back home to good ol' Texas for the last time to stay for good! Had my CHL for a little over a year and still new at this, since I can't carry in Commiefornia. I have only carried when I was home visiting. I know Arizona doesn't require a permit and New Mexico has reciprocity with Texas; And both are open carry states. So once I cross the state line into Arizona, I should be good to carry as I please, whether it be open or concealed, all the way home correct? Anyone with experience on the drive feel free to chime in. I have already made the decision that I would be good, but just want to get some extra input/recommendations. Thank you everyone in advance. This forum has been so informative and useful for the short time I have been a member.
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My personal experience, from carrying openly in both, is that AZ and NM are gun-friendly. It's no big deal except on reservations. I chose to avoid stopping on reservation land.

Both AZ and NM have laws that are very different from those of Texas and of each other. Please carefully review the state laws:
https://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/ and have a safe trip.
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Post by stash » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:25 am

Welcome home brother.

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Post by JALLEN » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:58 am

Congrats on all counts! Thanks for your service. :cheers2:

When I moved back here ~3 years ago, after 45 years living in San Diego, I did not stop on the bridge going into Yuma and yank the bullet button out of my M-4gery, but I did so as quick as I could. I bought real magazines and gave the pathetic 10 rounders to the less fortunate.

You'll quickly get into it again.

Where are you driving from/to? I-8 to I-10 is the way from San Diego to most points here, excellent road all the way.
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Post by OldCurlyWolf » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:39 am

NM and AZ both, no open carry where liquor, beer and wine are sold. Also strict rules for where Adult Beverages are served. Violations of those rules are Felonies in NM.
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Re: Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Post by Car_RamRod » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:57 pm

Thank you everyone for your inputs. :thumbs2: I didn't know about the Indian Reservations having rules. Although I wasn't planning to stop in those areas, I know now to be careful and adjust in the case that I do have to. Also, I will go through and review the gun laws from both states again before I hit the road to refresh my memory and just to be safe. Again, thanks everyone and can't wait to be back home! :txflag:


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Re: Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:00 pm

Car_RamRod wrote:Thank you everyone for your inputs. :thumbs2: I didn't know about the Indian Reservations having rules. Although I wasn't planning to stop in those areas, I know now to be careful and adjust in the case that I do have to. Also, I will go through and review the gun laws from both states again before I hit the road to refresh my memory and just to be safe. Again, thanks everyone and can't wait to be back home! :txflag:
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Re: Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Post by Car_RamRod » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:02 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Car_RamRod wrote:Thank you everyone for your inputs. :thumbs2: I didn't know about the Indian Reservations having rules. Although I wasn't planning to stop in those areas, I know now to be careful and adjust in the case that I do have to. Also, I will go through and review the gun laws from both states again before I hit the road to refresh my memory and just to be safe. Again, thanks everyone and can't wait to be back home! :txflag:
There is an iPhone app called "Legalheat" that is really good
Awesome...Thanks! I'll check it out.


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Re: Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Post by eyet » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:34 pm

Car_RamRod wrote:... I didn't know about the Indian Reservations having rules. Although I wasn't planning to stop in those areas, I know now to be careful and adjust in the case that I do have to.
There is an "Indian Nations" link at the top of the Handgunlaw.us site that you may find useful.

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Re: Driving and Crossing State Lines

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Post by ScottDLS » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:12 pm

As far as criminal law, unless you are a member of the particular Indian nation that you are traveling through, you are not subject to their (Indians') criminal jurisdiction. There must be a State or Federal law criminalizing the conduct. In Texas presumably the Nation could give you a 30.06 notice... In other states there may be State laws that apply to non-Indians traveling on reservations in those states.

I think the more common practice on reservations is for the Tribal Police to use their civil jurisdiction to relieve you of your gun if they discover it, and then basically say "what are you going to do about it?".
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