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    To get a Fla non-resident Concealed handgun permit the application asks for proof of training. Will a copy of my Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit work as the proof of training?

    Also if I just use that permit can I get rid of my VA permit so it wont show up on my profile when my tags are run?

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    Wrong thread.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I got the idea off this thread. A lot of Virginians are getting the FLA permit because it has more reciprocity then ours. I was asking anyone HERE who did it to give me some info...

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    I believe VA residents still keep their VA permit, but have the FL permit to carry in the states VA does not have reciprocity with (yet). To clarify, the FL permit is in addition to, not in lieu of a VA permit.

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    Understood, however my question is whether or not my VA permit is "proof of training" as required by FLA.

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    I have a FL permit. Please be advised there is no distinction between a FL resident and a FL non-resident on the physical permit except for your home address.

    I used the MSP (Too many 'M' states, right? Maryland) training "thingamajig" for my proof of competency.

    What is the MSP thingamajig?

    The MSP thingamajig is an official looking piece of paper from the MSP that says you know basic firearm laws in Maryland. It is required to purchase a handgun in Maryland from an FFL dealer. It looks official and is issued by the Maryland Police Training Commission. Did I mention it looks very official?

    How do you get the MSP thingamajig?

    There are certified instructors throughout Maryland (Generally every FFL dealer is one). You go in, tell them you need to get your certificate to allow you to purchase a handgun, and they'll set you up with a nice 30 minute video session. Watching this 30 minute video is all that is required to obtain the MSP thingamajig and teaches you vital information such as Maryland's "duty to retreat" (ie, run away as fast as you can, and never use your gun in self defense), Maryland's "castle doctrine" (ie, only use your gun when defending your home, any other location and you'll likely be charged) case law, and to always point your gun in a safe direction.

    The FFL dealers should let you watch the video free of charge.

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    For any who find this thread: Here is a link to Florida's page w/ info on reciprocity & a link there to request the forms.

    http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/apply.html

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    JeffersonDavis wrote:
    Also if I just use that permit can I get rid of my VA permit so it wont show up on my profile when my tags are run?
    Your concealed status only comes up when your drivers permit is run, or your name and date of birth is run to check for wanted. It doesn't come up when the tags are run.

    Goliath

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    Virginia and Florida DMV & SP computers reciprocate as well. You can run but you can't hide.

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