Taking CHL class in Michigan

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Taking CHL class in Michigan


Post by billy777 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:50 pm

I have a family member who lives in Detroit and is a CHL instructor. Is it possible for me to fly to Michigan, take his class, get the CHL and transfer it to here in Texas? Its not that I could not get one here, its just I am going to go visit the family and I could knock that out while I am there too.

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Re: Taking CHL class in Michigan


Post by Captain Matt » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 pm

The class for a Texas LTC must be taken in Texas.
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Re: Taking CHL class in Michigan


Post by Liberty » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:53 am

The Michigan license is recognized in Texas. It is a good idea to get the Texas LTC at some point anyway.

The Texas LTC will be more widely recognized than a non resident Michigan license in different states.

The 1000ft gun free zone doesn't apply to Texas LTC Holders.

By-passing the NICS phone in will make buying a gun quicker simpler. Sometimes much quicker.

The po po might look at the Texas LTC with more respect than an outa state permit.
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Re: Taking CHL class in Michigan


Post by Mike S » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:20 am

:iagree: Both of the above comments are spot on.

To more clearly answer your question, there is no such thing as 'transfering' an out of state License to Carry (LTC/CHL/CCP/or whatever name the issuing state calls it). If Texas accepts the issuing state's LTC under reciprocity, then you can legally carry here.

However, keep in mind that each state's laws on Use of Force (as well as prohibited places where you can not carry) vary. Taking the class in Michigan would likely cover Michigan laws, but this would likely deviate from what Texas law allows/prohibits. I wouldn't discourage you from taking the class there (so you can carry there while visiting family, & understand their use of force/prohibited places, as well as meeting the exception to the Federal 1,000' School Zone law while there), but as Liberty stated it would be best to take the Texas LTC Class in order to understand Texas' laws.

Even if you can carry under reciprocity in another state, it's up to the individual to research & understand what each state law says regarding use of force (in defense of self, others, & property; is there a duty to retreat before resorting to force/deadly force); civil liability; where can you carry vs where is prohibited; alcohol consumption while carrying; gun buster signs vs other signage required to prohibit carry; etc.

My point is that wherever you find yourself carrying, you need to understand the laws of that state (either from taking a class, or self study). This might sound like an overwhelming list at first, but it's actually all quite simple when you get the class & establish a baseline understanding then adjust accordingly to the state you're in.

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