New from Columbus

Discussion in 'Welcome New Members' started by GFLinTX, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. GFLinTX

    GFLinTX New Member

    Well, formerly from Columbus, to be precise; at this very moment I'm in Nashville on my way out to join the 1st Armored Division in El Paso. Hence my user name.

    I joined this board because, first, I have a GFL, and second, I read about half of the Captain William Clark thread and thought it was the funniest/most pathetic thing I've ever seen. What a pissant. Good job, Gizmo (and everybody else, for that matter).

    Now, I'm not sure where to post this and I don't want to start another thread just for this when this one will do just fine, but I've got a few questions about my situation, for anyone willing to help. Thanks in advance.

    So, as my SN implies, I have a GFL. When in Georgia, I was able to use PCS military orders to prove Georgia residency IOT purchase weapons from the local store. Now, I know my GFL reciprocates in Texas, but I'm not sure how my mutt-ish residency mixes in with my GFL in TX. If that makes ANY sense. Do my PCS orders to Fort Bliss now make me a Texas resident? If so, is my GFL still valid? I figure since I'll be in TX for a while, I'll get a TX CCP, but I'm just asking this question to make sure my GFL will cover me while I'm waiting for the Texas permit to come in the mail.

    Also, I know Texas requires concealed carriers to be certified with a weapon of at least that caliber. I won't have any problem qualifying, but am I allowed to carry at all until I do qualify? Or is that qualification just a prerequisite for the state's CCP?

    And my last question, since I've read how intolerant Texas is of OC, exactly how concealed does my weapon have to be? I mean, if I'm wearing a light t-shirt and it's printing, am I good to go? What if the tip of the barrel protrudes beyond the bottom of my shirt? Good? Or does concealed mean a bypasser must be completely oblivious to my weapon?

    Sorry for the long post, and all the questions. And I realize this is GeorgiaPacking and not TexasPacking, so I might be SOL. If that's the case, oh well, but you guys do seem like a smart bunch and frankly I'm relatively new to this. Whatever the case, thanks for the help!
  2. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forums. I am pretty sure the GFL is valid, but you should check with someone more familiar with TX law for your questions.

  3. Swamper

    Swamper Member

    Welcome from Marietta.

  4. Mohawk Grenade

    Mohawk Grenade New Member

    Welcome from Columbus via Kansas.
  5. jmathis84

    jmathis84 New Member

    Welcome from Gwinnett