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New Handgun Law Takes Effect Jan. 1

House Bill 910 – which allows a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to now openly carry a holstered handgun – goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016.

The License to Carry (LTC) portion of the DPS website, http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/index.htm, has been updated in several places with information relevant to the new law, including an expanded Frequently Asked Questions section, which can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/faqs/index.htm.

Information about HB 910, including an overview of the legislation and a link to the text of the bill, can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/Legal/newlegislation.htm.

There are also updated instructor resources at http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/LicenseRegistration/instrguidepres.htm.  (Please note that much of this information can only be accessed by LTC instructors.)

Historical information related to handgun licenses can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/chl/reports/demographics.htm.

Information provided by Tx Dept of Public Safety

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