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Fees for TX License to Carry a Handgun $40 Starting Sept. 1st – Lowest in the Country

Starting September 1, 2017, the first time fee for a license to carry a handgun will be reduced to $40, down from $140. Prior to being signed into law, it saw overwhelming support in the legislature, where it passed by a 111-30 after the addition of a last minute amendment by Jeff Leach of Plano to waive […]

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Harris County Misdemeanor Marijuana Policy – Do you qualify?

The long awaited change has come to Harris County! If law enforcement finds you in possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, you will now be given the option to take a 4-hour class on cognitive decision making instead of going to jail. The class costs $150. The marijuana will be seized and logged into […]

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In TX Possession of Adderall IS NOT a Felony Anymore (at least for now…)***

Texas Drug Law History & The Texas Health & Safety Code ***AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2017, POSSESSION OF ADDERALL/VYVANSE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION IS A FELONY – CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RECENT LAW CHANGE *** Texas has had a unique history in classifying substances people consume to alter their consciousness. The most recent evolution of Texas […]

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In TX, Openly Carrying Handgun Subjects You to Police Seizure

There has been some debate about the implications on openly carrying a firearm and police interactions.  Can a police officer stop a citizen seen openly carrying a firearm (on property not owned by him or under his control) simply to check to see if the citizen has a License to Carry? While I respect the […]

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