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Old 02-25-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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i am looking at a vacation through various states from texas. i haven't made final decisions on which road trip i will take for sure, but i have narrowed down a few states i might drive through.

they might be: colorado, kansas, lousiana, mississippi, alabama, florida or georgia.

i know all have a reciprocity for texas CHL, but i am not aware of all the ins and outs of the gun laws in each state related to personal or vehicle carry.

does anyone know a good source to get this info accurately and quickly? or is it possible some posters from these states might chime in with anything in particular i need to be aware of?

thanks so much for any info.

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:47 PM   #2
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I have a ccw for Colorado. You are correct. Your permit is good here. You can carry in your car. No problem. You can also carry anywhere in the state that does not have a metal detector checking for guns or a security guard wanding people. Private property owners have the right to refuse guns on their property. But they are supposed to post a sign. Post offices and federal buildings are off limits, as are schools.

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i am looking at a vacation through various states from texas. i haven't made final decisions on which road trip i will take for sure, but i have narrowed down a few states i might drive through.

they might be: colorado, kansas, lousiana, mississippi, alabama, florida or georgia.

i know all have a reciprocity for texas CHL, but i am not aware of all the ins and outs of the gun laws in each state related to personal or vehicle carry.

does anyone know a good source to get this info accurately and quickly? or is it possible some posters from these states might chime in with anything in particular i need to be aware of?

thanks so much for any info.
There is an awesome app for this called CCW. Search for it in the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android. This app lets you check which permits you have, gives you maps of where you can carry, gives the current laws by state, and will always tell you the laws in your current location. I think its .99 or 1.99. Best app I've ever downloaded.
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Look at:
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Pretty much the concealed carry bible for travellers.

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thanks guys. unfortunately, i am far too cheap to own a smart phone!

but, i did come across this link for anyone interested. seems pretty thorough, but i have only skimmed. might be a good quick resource though.

http://www.handgunlaw.us/

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dammit, you musta beat me by a like a second! thanks!
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I have a ccw for Colorado. You are correct. Your permit is good here. You can carry in your car. No problem. You can also carry anywhere in the state that does not have a metal detector checking for guns or a security guard wanding people. Private property owners have the right to refuse guns on their property. But they are supposed to post a sign. Post offices and federal buildings are off limits, as are schools.
the signs in texas are very specific (30.06 signs, 51%), what is the signage in colorado like?
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There is an awesome app for this called CCW. Search for it in the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android. This app lets you check which permits you have, gives you maps of where you can carry, gives the current laws by state, and will always tell you the laws in your current location. I think its .99 or 1.99. Best app I've ever downloaded.
you beat me to it, it is a pretty good app, I do recommend it. always validate tbe accuracy by checking with specific jurisdictions, most are available online.

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the signs in texas are very specific (30.06 signs, 51%), what is the signage in colorado like?
Colorado does not have actual requirements for certain types of signs. But the signs don't carry the weight of law anyway. If you ignore them they can tell you to leave. If you leave without making an argument there is not much they can do. If you argue, then it becomes trespassing.
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