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I have a CHL for a revolver. I recently purchased a semi-automatic. Can I carry the semi-automatic?
by Donald Ray Burger
Attorney at Law

No. Not without getting a modification of your CHL. See 411.184. A CHL can be issued for (1) revolver only (NSA) or (2) semi-automatics and revolvers (SA).

If your CHL is restricted to NSA (revolvers) and you carry a semi-automatic, your revolver CHL may be suspended under 411.187. You may also be arrested for unauthorized carrying of a weapon because you don't have a license for the semi-automatic. See also 411.188(h).

Question answered 1/20/04

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