Help with HR-218

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Nowhere Mon
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Help with HR-218

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I am a retired LEO from Wisconsin. I've been able to renew my HR-218 in Tampa and Lee County in the past but everything is shut down due to the virus. Is anyone aware of any agencies currently offering it?

(HR-218 is a Federal law that allows qualified retired police officers to carry a concealed firearm nationwide.)

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joel
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Post by joel »

http://www.flaglersheriff.com/hr218

I would suggest contacting your County Sheriff's office to see it your HR-218 is automatically extended?
I have no information on it... I was just looking to see if anything was online for your assistance.

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Collier County
The Gun range is open the first and third Saturday of each month unless it falls on a holiday. If you need information call (239) 252-0505
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Bill HR-218 qualifications done on those range days
WHERE: 4441 70th Ave. NE, Naples, FL 34120
Directions: Take 40th Street NE from Immokalee Road (about one mile east of Everglades Boulevard). Make a left on 70th Avenue N.E. and it is on the left towards the end of the road.
Targets will be provided by the CCSO Bring ammo, eye and ear protection Use only pistols and handguns


LEE COUNTY LEOSA DATES
We hold HR 218 qualifications on the last Friday of every month at the Lee County Gun range which is located at 6570 Felix Romano Way, Ft. Myers, Fla 33905.
You may call 239-690-3900 to set up your appointment. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call.

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Post by Wakko »

Do you have a CWL?

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Post by Nowhere Mon »

Waco,

Yes, I have a CWL. I also had a HR-218 but it expired in May.

Joel,

To the best of my knowledge, Collier and Lee Counties have suspended HR-218's due to the virus. I will double check with both of them.


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Post by Nowhere Mon »

As far as automatically extending, it's a Federal law and not covered by state law. It would literally take an "Act of Congress".

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Post by Wakko »

If you have a CWL, what is significant about the HR218 card with it?

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Post by Nowhere Mon »

There are states that do not accept a Florida CWL. HR 218 permits a retired LEO to carry nationwide. The downside is it needs to be renewed yearly which is normally not a problem. A pandemic is the exception.

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Post by Wakko »

Oh, I'm familiar with the program. When I used to work at Markham Park we would get guys that had CWLs and only travel to states with reciprocity, yet they got their card every year. We used to charge $75 and for some of those guys, it was a waste. Others (like the NY travelers), it was gold.

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Post by Nowhere Mon »

We normally travel yearly to Wisconsin. My FL CWP permit only works to the Illinois border. After that. I relied on my HR 218 card.

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