Summary of new Texas gun laws

The 2015 Texas Legislative Session ended, and so some new gun laws are going into effect. Biggest press goes to the Open Carry and Campus Carry laws, but there are others.

Here’s a link to the summary of the new laws from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

There are a bunch of laws going into effect that didn’t get much press. Pay attention to those as well.

Note that a lot of other laws went into effect. For example, a knife rights preemption will go into effect September 1, which should clean things up and not make simple pocket knives illegal in places like San Antonio.

One big thing for folks to realize. While traditionally new laws go into effect on September 1, that’s NOT the case with the 2 big gun laws.

Open Carry takes effect January 1, 2016.

Campus Carry takes effect August 1, 2016, and for public junior colleges August 1, 2017.

BE AWARE.

DON’T BE STUPID.

Oh, and it seems we have a new TLA. While we figured CHL (Concealed Handgun License) would become a HL (handgun license),  it seems it will now be an LTC – License To Carry.

We LTC Instructors are still waiting to get the full skinny from DPS, so you just gotta be patient like the rest of us. Once we know, we’ll let you know.

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