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

Texas Drug Law History & The Texas Health & Safety Code Texas has had a unique history in classifying substances people consume to alter their consciousness. The most recent evolution of Texas Drug Law has come in the form of the Penalty Groups outlined in the Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC).  Beginning in 1989, Section […]

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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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Texas Open Carry EXPLAINED

Effective January 1, 2016 Texans will be able to open-carry a loaded firearm. This creates some questions: Who can carry?  What restrictions are there on your right to open carry? What about the police; does this mean they can stop anyone seen openly carrying a firearm? Let’s take them 1 by 1. The Law  Individuals […]

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