Austin, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- Department of Public Safety to allow each state’s valid concealed carry permit holders to carry in the other state while traveling, provided they comply with all respective state laws.
However, Texas negotiators have repeatedly been told by Minnesota state officials that any reciprocity deal is off the table solely because Texas issues licenses to carry to military personnel and honorably discharged veterans between the ages of 18-21.
Apparently, men and women who have proudly served our country, passed a state and federal records check, completed a firearms training course and been issued a license to carry by the Texas Department of Public Safety are what’s standing in the way of Minnesota permit holders being able to carry in Texas and vice-versa.
Minnesota requires another state’s concealed carry statute to be “similar” to its law in order to qualify for reciprocity and the Gopher State requires applicants for a carry permit to be 21 or older. That is the similar, general operating rule for Texas’ license to carry applicants – with the exception for the military.
As of May 31, 2016, Texas had 1,052,073 active licensees, of …Read the Rest