Finding Security in the Texas License to Carry

Many residents of the state of Texas have found security in the Texas license to carry laws. This security is based on the knowledge that when they carry a firearm on their person they will be able to defend themselves should they find themselves in a dangerous situation. For example, if a Texan who is licensed to carry a firearm is watching a movie in a theater and an unbalanced person in the audience decides to shoot the place up, the Texan will be able to protect himself by shooting the unbalanced person. Not only will the Texan be able to protect himself, he will also be able to protect the rest of the audience and he will be able to rid the world of the unbalanced person to boot.


Just think of how different the world would be if every law abiding citizen carried a firearm with them when they went out into the public square. One could make a strong argument that the rate of crime would significantly decrease. In addition to this, these law abiding citizens would probably also enjoy a greater measure of personal security knowing that they would be able to protect themselves or others should the situation present itself.

Some might argue that the scenario just described might create a dangerous situation. That is, if everyone is carrying firearms in the public square there is a greater chance that innocent people will be shot accidentally. Of course this is a possibility as it has happened in past situations although not to the extent the anti-gun rights lobby might present the facts to represent. As with all things, the answer lies somewhere in the middle where the reasonable, law abiding people naturally reside. And these are the people who should be licensed to carry in the state of Texas.

Exciting News Regarding the Texas License to Carry

There is some exciting news coming down the pike about the Texas license to carry. This news is so exciting that the editorial board of the Handgun License Blog highly recommends that its loyal readers should stand up and pay attention. For if they do not pay attention they shall perhaps miss out on the exciting opportunities that shall surely be manifest along with the knowledge that this exciting news foretells. Therefore it is again implored of the Handgun License Blog readers to pay attention to this important news that is to follow in the next two paragraphs to come.


There are more than a few important developments as to the laws related to the license to carry a firearm in the state of Texas. Each one of these developments is important in its own right and shall be dealt with in its own unique way. It is important that each development receive distinct treatment in this article because to not do so would be an act of desecration to this most important information that this article wishes to impart upon its readers. It is for this very reason that each development shall be treated with the thorough exactitude that it most surely requires.

It must be distinctly understood by the Handgun License Blog reader that once this information is known, his or her knowledge of the license to carry will have become most assuredly more complete. Therefore it is important for the Handgun License Blog reader not to abuse this most esteemed position that he or she will soon find himself or herself after having read the entirety of this article. As the writer of this article I have no assurance that this will be the case but to a certain extent I must have faith that it will be so.

TLC Application Procedure

The application process required to receive a license to carry a handgun in the state of Texas is a fairly straight forward process. Step one for a first time application to receive a Texas license to carry is to submit an online application. At the same time the online application is submitted the applicant is also required to schedule an appointment to have his or her fingerprints recorded. The application will not be complete until the scheduled appointment to take the applicant’s fingerprints has transpired and the applicant’s fingerprints have been properly recorded.

Once the online application has been submitted, the applicant is then required to attend between 4 and 6 hours of classroom instruction on the proper use of a handgun as well as the best practices for handgun safety. This classroom instruction must be  taught by a certified Texas license to carry instructor. And upon completion of the classroom instruction, the applicant must successfully pass a written examination on the material covered in the 4 to 6 hours of classroom instruction as well as pass a proficiency demonstration which is essentially a marksmanship or actual shooting test.

Once the applicant has completed the classroom instruction and passed the exam, the instructor will provide the applicant with a certificate of training. This document is also referred to as a “CHL-100”. The applicant must then submit the CHL-100 to the Department of Public Services in order to finalize the application. It is important for the applicant to understand that the instructor will not submit this document on behalf of the applicant. Hopefully by this point in time the applicant’s fingerprinting appointment has already occurred and the applicant’s fingerprints have been officially recorded. Once this has happened, the applicant can then receive his or her license to carry a handgun in the state of Texas.