Question

Can someone help me to understand what EHCP means? I’m reading but it’s not really clear to me.

Thank you

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Never heard of it either.

I checked it out today and saw at least two different legal firearm related meanings for it, one being “being allowed to possess both in the home and outside the home concealed”; But another meaning “a new name for a handgun carry permit issued by a certain state, which allows for both concealed carry and open carry”, thus Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit (EHCP), not Concealed Handgun Carry Permit (CHCP).

I wonder if this term came about due to certain states changing their laws, thus causing a need for differentiation.

Source: Tennessee Concealed Carry Laws - Pew Pew Tactical

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Now that makes sense! Thank you

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@SkynetJoe. Welcome to the family brother so very glad you are with us. Our brother Burdo hit it on the head, ECHP. Tennessee has it because they had become a two tier permit state, only different is ECHP is with the 8 hr. range with it and CHP does not. But now as of the new law passed, on July 1st Tennessee will be the 20th state to become a constitutional carry state and the permit is for out of state travel until they pass the reciprocity act bill.

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I know that in Mississippi, because my son lives there, they will issue a “standard” permit without any training. With training you can get an “enhanced” permit that allows you to carry in many additional places that those with a standard permit cannot.

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@USCCA, maybe a revised topic title here? Question: What is EHCP?

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This is what EHCP stands for.

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Thank you for your response, You all were so helpful. I greatly appreciated it. From my understanding of this extra class for people with a standard concealed carry permit, it would open up other areas that we would be able to CC that as of now we cannot carry there.
Am I correct?

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That is the case in MS. Could be that it has different meaning in other states that offer such licenses, that I don’t know. I only know about MS because my son lives there and has the enhanced license. GA, where I live, does not offer enhanced licenses.

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Tennessee here.

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Welcome to the family brother @SkynetJoe and you are in the right place at the right time.

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Thank you.

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I live in Tennessee also, if you enjoy traveling get the enhanced lifetime if able, especially if you are ex military.

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I have the lifetime now but not the ECCP

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If I was you I would change it to ECHP if you travel because some states only honor it. I just checked into it and it’s only 2 states require the ECHP but you also have a few more places you are able to carry with the ECHP.

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What dose it
Mean? I will check

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Hi SkynetJoe. I see you’re already finding some helpful resources from the community. Nice. I recently stumbled upon this blog linked below as well. I attached a state of TN link. Definitely please look into what Lu-Can shared.

From my neck of the woods, for those who were not in the military, popular states we applied for CCL Permits in included AZ, UT, & FL (that’s for their broader reciprocities, if we travel per se).

Blog:

TN:
https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/handgun/permittypes.html

Welcome!

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Hello how is everyone today I have a question more of a scenario I have my c c l license for the state of Illinois to carry but I am going to Florida with my family members and I was wondering if there are any non-lethal options that are of course legal for the state of Florida any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Everette1,

I imagine mostly those currently residing in FL, might be able to refer you to a source. Perhaps look up Florida statutes, and those of the city you’d primarily be in. Maybe start a brand new thread mentioning your question inside the title? IDK friend.

In another thread herein, titled Driving To Mexico, a few posted some alternative self-defense tools:

Safe travels.

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That’s a good one. Try : ask a attorney Mike BKY : on this community website.
He is a member of USCCA. ( find him in legal and political topic section ).
Let use know. Good luck. :us::us::us:

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