A license to carry a handgun in Texas used to be unaffordable for many Texans, including Cole Parker of Deer Park.
"The $140 fee was the only thing that stopped me from getting a license to carry a handgun," Parker, 42, said.
Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 16 (SB 16), which reduces the fee for a license to carry a handgun in the state of Texas.
Cutting the first-time license to carry a handgun fee from $140 to $40.
In additional instances some states require no permit or license to carry a handgun
either openly or concealingly.
It advocates mandatory safety training, a waiting period during which a background check can be run on a purchaser, and a license to carry a handgun
, with mandatory sentencing for violators.
Texans who have lost or damaged their license to carry a handgun
as a result of Hurricane Harvey can temporarily receive a free replacement, Gov.
The Texas House backed a proposal that would reduce the first-time fee for a license to carry a handgun
from $140 to $40.