New Legislation Regarding Texas License to Carry

Recently, the Texas state legislature has promulgated new regulations regarding the Texas license to carry requirements. Specifically Texas State House Bill 910, will become effective on January 1, 2016. In this particular piece of legislation the Texas State Department of Public Safety will begin to issue a modified design of the Concealed Handgun License (also known as CHL) which is now referred to as a License To Carry Handgun (or LTC). The newly designed license to carry will contain all of the same security features as those that have been used on the previously existing Concealed Handgun Licenses.  To see examples of licenses that are currently in circulation it might be educational to see the  License to Carry sample.  Should any potential applicant desire to receive the newly designed license, that individual can request a replacement license by submitting the form known as the CHL 70 which is currently located in the downloadable forms section of the Texas State Department of Public Safety website.

Applicants who may be looking to find specific information regarding what are the various training requirements that are available related to the Texas license to carry a firearm regulations can find this sort of information (as well as other useful information) in the Frequently Asked Questions (also known as FAQs) webpage found on the Texas State Department of Public Safety website. The specific link is located on the website under the heading FAQs. Be sure to read the other frequently asked questions for information that you might not have thought to ask.

Applicants who are looking to find training material related to the use of restraint holsters as well as particular methods employed to ensure a secure carrying of openly carried handguns can be found on the Texas State Department of Public Safety website under the heading “use of restraint holders.”