License To Carry
Say goodbye to Texas' Concealed Handgun Licensing (CHL) Program and welcome it's replacement: License To Carry or LTC.
The Texas 84th Legislature passed new legislation allowing open carry in Texas. The new program is now called License To Carry (LTC).
Obtaining a Texas Licensed To Carry (LTC) permit requires the successful completion of a minimum of 4 to 6 hour certification course which is governed by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS). The course addresses use of force, gun safety, gun storage, conflict resolution and Texas laws pertaining to use of force as a defense, use of restraint holsters, licensing requirements and related laws. Students must also qualify with a handgun in accordance with the DPS course of fire (50 rounds at 3, 7 and 15 yards) and pass a 25 question exam. Following successful completion of the course students must submit an application, digital fingerprints and fees to TxDPS. Upon receipt of the application by TxDPS, an FBI and State background check will be conducted. A LTC (license) will be issued after the completion of the background check and all requirements are satisfied.
I schedule classes when I have at least five people showing an interest in obtaining their LTC.
See my Blog for more details about the new LTC law.
If you are interested in signing up for an LTC class send me an email at mark@gillespieinvestigations and include your name, address and cell phone number.