Georgia CWP if I move to another state

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cerealbyter

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I recently moved from Georgia to Texas and I was curious if my Georgia CWP somehow expired after moving. So I check the State website https://georgia.gov/popular-topic/firearms-licenses and nothing. Check the actual law on the probate court website http://gaprobate.gov/content/weapons-carry-licenses and nothing. The law says you need to be a resident to obtain or to renew but it doesn't say anything about maintaining. So I call the Columbia County probate office, where I got my permit and the lady says "I can't interpret the law for you. We just issue the permits." Dumbest response I've ever heard considering it's their interpretation of the law that says whether or not my permit is valid.

So my next step. I call the Georgia State Attorney Generals office. I ask if my permit is still valid if I move and establish residency in another state. She says "It's up to the State you moved to, to determine if the permit is valid." Another stupid answer so I ask for a supervisor. Supervisor gives me the same answer. I then ask for the Attorney General. The supervisor starts getting frustrated so I ask "You're the issuing state. Does the State of Georgia consider my permit valid if I establish residency in another state or does it become invalid according to the state?" She says "The permit is valid until it expires according to the State of Georgia. You will not be able to renew it as a non resident."

So there it is. Georgia concealed weapons permits do not expire if you move out of the state. (I am not an attorney and this is not considered legal advice. Please refer to you local or state government regarding legal questions)
 

spxdmc40

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I went the safe route when I moved from Missouri to Ohio. I took an Ohio class and got an Ohio CCW permit when I changed my driver's license. I had to take a Ohio class because they would not recognize the training from Missouri.
 

kyletxria1911a1

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Nope we recognize ga cap to it' s. Expiration.
But go ahead and schedule you class.. you have 90 days to turn everything else.over..
But loope hole if you are registered still in .GA renew. Then you have time to have class prints and manufacture the chl
 

cerealbyter

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Nope we recognize ga cap to it' s. Expiration.
But go ahead and schedule you class.. you have 90 days to turn everything else.over..
But loope hole if you are registered still in .GA renew. Then you have time to have class prints and manufacture the chl
Yeah, I've already done everything for the TX permit. I was just curious about people who are in between states. It's sort of silly for people to be without a permit just because they move, especially when the states have reciprocity with one another.