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Old 10-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't CCW stand for Carrying Concealed Weapon (something you are charged with) vs. CPL (Concealed Pistol License) something you apply for and use as proof of your ability to carry concealed? I keep seeing this and just want to be sure I'm not missing something.



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Old 10-07-2011, 08:20 PM   #2
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't CCW stand for Carrying Concealed Weapon (something you are charged with) vs. CPL (Concealed Pistol License) something you apply for and use as proof of your ability to carry concealed? I keep seeing this and just want to be sure I'm not missing something.
Crackshot, it is state law that determines the designation of each concealed carry license or permit. In my state, it is a CCW permit; in others, it is a CPL; I know there is at least one other that I cannot recall at the moment. Suffice it to say that different posters from different states will use different acronyms, but for most intents and purposes they can all be used interchangeably here on the boards.


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Ok, thanks for clearing that up!

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The other is CWP Concealed Weapons Permit.

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Texas calls it a CHL. Concealed Handgun License.

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You might also see LCH, which is License to Carry Handgun. What Indiana calls it. To the original poster, CCW does stand for concealed carry weapon -- CCW permit or license.

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Like here in MI,it's called CPL for concealed pistol license,so that's ALL you can carry,anything defined as a pistol,you can't conceal a rifle or shotgun here as where I believe some places that have CCW's,in those places you can carry about anything-correct me if i'm wrong.

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In Iowa, it would be a PCW, Permit to Carry Weapons, which includes a lot of stuff.

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Virginia CHL. Since each state writes their own laws, they call it what they want to.

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