CCW vs CHL

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Kokitron, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Kokitron

    Kokitron New Member

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    Can some one explain the difference between the two? It seems like some states ofer one and not the other. Why is that?

    Thanks,
    K
     
  2. MrApathy

    MrApathy Active Member

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  3. Zundfolge

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    There's no firm rule here but many will tell you that:

    CCW = Concealed Carry Weapon (the actual weapon itself)
    CHL = Concealed Handgun License (the license)


    Then there's:
    CCP = Concealed Carry Permit
    CWP = Concealed Weapon Permit

    (you get the idea)
     
  4. Rotorflyr

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    You may also want to note that typically in states that issue CHL's, the license only covers handguns and not other "weapons" (such as knives, asp's, mace/pepper spray etc.....) and you risk fines/arrest and loss of your CHL if caught with any of these items concealed.
     
  5. SELFDEFENSE

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    Virginia is a CHL (handgun only). Does not apply to other weapons.
     
  6. flyandscuba

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    Florida is a CWL = concealed weapons license, and it's good in about 31 states. Non-residents can apply as well.
     
  7. flyandscuba

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    packing.org lists both New Hampshire and Alaska as having permits. Although no permit is required in Alaska for anyone 21 years of age or older, the permit still exists for those wanting reciprocity with other states. Vermont does not have a permit system, allowing concealed or open carry for anyone (resident and non-resident alike).
     
  8. In Michigan CCW is the crime you are charged with if found with a firearm and no permit/license while CPL is the permit to carry that keeps you from a CCW charge.
    :D

    Six one/Half-dozen the other kind of thing.