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    Living the nomad life

    So I'm in Louisiana now, got a good job with good pay. Problem being that I don't have a permanent address.

    I'm living in a motel and will be so for a few months or more. I have a permanent address I can use, but that's in Texas. Obviously this presents some issues. Like residency which effects driver's license, carry license, purchasing guns and the like.

    Anyone got any ideas on how I should proceed? Been looking for information about residency status, but can't really find anything.

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    Re: Living the nomad life

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    So I'm in Louisiana now, got a good job with good pay. Problem being that I don't have a permanent address.

    I'm living in a motel and will be so for a few months or more. I have a permanent address I can use, but that's in Texas. Obviously this presents some issues. Like residency which effects driver's license, carry license, purchasing guns and the like.

    Anyone got any ideas on how I should proceed? Been looking for information about residency status, but can't really find anything.

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    Month to month p.o. box rental from some place like Mailboxes Etc for mailing address.

    You can also use the motel for your home address. Many motels will let longterm residents receive some mail that has to go to a home address.

    I've done this before with a motel six.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    ... Problem being that I don't have a permanent address. ...
    Anyone got any ideas on how I should proceed?...
    It all depends on who is asking for the "permanent address."
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    Re: Living the nomad life

    Texas DPS for my CHL. Louisiana and/or Texas for DL and vehicle registration.

    Might just use the motel address like Anonymouse suggested.

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    Why should you be forced to have an address to exercise a right in the first place?
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Re: Living the nomad life

    You shouldn't have to have an address for anything. This is something I brought up on another forum discussing national IDs.

    Right now my rights to purchase a weapon are being trampled on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    You shouldn't have to have an address for anything. This is something I brought up on another forum discussing national IDs.

    Right now my rights to purchase a weapon are being trampled on.

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    Your right to travel and earn a living are being trampled on too.
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Re: Living the nomad life

    I didn't really even think about that. I have in the past when thinking about the people that retire to an RV and travel. But like yesterday I was thinking about how I finally had a job where I could start building a decent gun collection but can't until I establish permanent residency in Louisiana. Unless I buy them back home, which will about $100 in gas. Grrr

    I think I can buy long guns out of state though, yes? BRB, research time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    ...I think I can buy long guns out of state though, yes? BRB, research time.
    Federally, yes. You are only subject to the laws of the state you are in, the state of your residence, and the store's policies.
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    Does your new state of residency recognize the right of private sales?
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    Re: Living the nomad life

    I believe so, but I personally have an aversion to used goods.

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    You can get a DL with a PO Box, once you are there whatever the requirement by LA you will have established residency. The motel should not really factor into it.
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    Re: Living the nomad life

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    You can get a DL with a PO Box, once you are there whatever the requirement by LA you will have established residency. The motel should not really factor into it.
    Is that a state by state thing? Most states want proof of residency with the address you live at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymouse View Post
    Is that a state by state thing? Most states want proof of residency with the address you live at.

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    I have been able to get a DL in every state I have lived in with just prove of identity. In fact all I needed was the DL from the state I was moving from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    I have been able to get a DL in every state I have lived in with just prove of identity. In fact all I needed was the DL from the state I was moving from.
    When I got my drivers license in VA I needed my DL from IN, birth certificate, social security card and a bill or other govt id with my address on it. Hmmm...

    http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/omvf...f?OpenDocument

    Q. How do I transfer my out-of-state driver's license?

    A. As a new Louisiana resident, you are required to transfer your out-of-state driverís license to Louisiana within 30 days. You must appear in person at a local Office of Motor Vehicles to apply for a Louisiana driverís license. Please take one primary document, your current, valid out-of-state driverís license, or official driving record (This may be faxed directly to the OMV office by the previous licensing authority.), or teletype printout from law enforcement, Social Security Card, and proof of insurance if you own an automobile (see Section 1, Policy 6.00 for a complete list of acceptable primary identification documents). Minors, 17 years of age or younger, must be accompanied by custodial parent or legal guardian with picture I.D. In case of joint custody, only domiciliary parent may sign. All applicants must meet visual and medical requirements. Persons transferring valid, non-commercial, out-of-state licenses (as exemplified in Louisiana's Class E and D) will NOT be required to take any examination other than the vision test. You will be issued a Louisiana license that is equivalent to the one you are surrendering from out of state.
    Fee: Class E - $24.50 (This fee is an estimate as an additional parish fee may exist in some offices which will not to exceed $3) CASH or Money Order(Refer to Section 1, Policy 2.00 for other fees)
    Doesn't say anything about proof of residence here.

    Interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    I have been able to get a DL in every state I have lived in with just prove of identity. In fact all I needed was the DL from the state I was moving from.
    I was able to get one in my state with no ID.

    Of course this was because our Governor seemed admitted drivers license has more to do with law enforcement than anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I was able to get one in my state with no ID.

    Of course this was because our Governor seemed admitted drivers license has more to do with law enforcement than anything else.
    And you don't need a SSN either to get a DRIVER LICENSE in Washington.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    And you don't need a SSN either to get a DRIVER LICENSE in Washington.
    I know. I tested it they weren't happy about it but I got my license. I have a video of Gregoire stating it, but later she changed her stance when WA licenses were selling for around $3000 or so because it is Recognized by the feds as legal ID.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
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    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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