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Can I get a CCW permit in a state that is not my own?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by zahc, Jun 20, 2006.

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  1. zahc

    zahc Member

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    I'm spending the summer in Bozeman, MT, but I (unfortunately) live in OH. I don't have an OH CCW permit because I was 20 years and 362 days old when I left. Now that I'm in montana I'd like to get a CCW permit so that I can be indifferent to my state of concealment when hiking or fishing. Packing.orf lists these as the required documents:

    Do they mean concealed carry without a permission slip? Since I only really plan on carrying while in the woods, would I be home free?
     
  2. Snake Eyes

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    You can often get a permit in a state other than the one you reside in. I hold Washington, Nevada and New Hampshire permits, as well as my resident permit in AZ.

    I might suggest you ask these questions back at Packing.org--you're much more likely to get specific, knowledgable help. I also seem to recall a little box on each state page, in the upper right, that states whether that state issues permits to non-residents.
     
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    IIRC, open carry is legal in MT (check with a local LEO first). If your going to be out in the woods, just strap on your hogleg and go.
     
  4. Pilgrim

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    It appears from Packing.org that Montana does not issue CCWs to non-residents.

    You might consider getting a Florida non-resident CCW. However, summer will probably be over by the time you receive your Florida CCW.

    Pilgrim
     
  5. RNB65

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    Call the state police and ask them. They can tell you what the state laws are on CCW requests.
     
  6. Henry Bowman

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    Packing.org says that Montana does not issue non-resident permits. So, you can't get one from there if you are still an OH resident. You might consider getting a non-resident permit from a state MT recognizes (if any). As you know, you have to apply in person in OH. If you change your residence to MT (get a new DL there), then you will probably have to change back in the fall when you come back here. Probably not worth the trouble and time.
     
  7. zahc

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    I heard you on the open carry. However I go hiking with a lot of people from my place of work/school, who may or may not be hoplophobic, but I guess they'd just have to get over it.

    Plus, I found this under Exceptions:

    (emphasis mine)

    I LOVE this state. I'm so moving here. Why did my family ever settle in OH?
     
  8. TallPine

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    Looks like you answered your own question before I got here ...;) Yes, you can carry concealed pretty much anywhere outside incorporated city limits without a permit (IOW, about 98% of the state).

    Open carry is legal everywhere (except schools, courthouses, etc) but you might get hassled for it. Nobody has ever bothered me while buying gas, etc - one of these days when(if) I'm not in a big hurry to just get something and leave town, I'm going to try it at Walmart.

    As I read the law, theoretically you would be legal to carry concealed without a permit while hiking, etc in a city park - since the key word in the law is or as you have already noted.

    Still seems silly to have laws regulating whether or not your shirt is tucked in :rolleyes:
     
  9. venom600

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    Welcome to Bozeman, :D. Outside of town, nobody will bug you about open carry. In town, you might get a few sideways looks, though. YMMV. I got a CCW to avoid the extra attention.
     
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