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#4490486 - 08/18/13 07:31 PM New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st
Bang4Buck Offline
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Registered: 06/27/13
Posts: 4
Loc: DFW
Hello everyone. New to the forum and also a new CHL holder. Figured I would offer a few new facts that may help people for my first post.

Curious to hear opinions on new laws kicking in September 1 in Texas. Some of these include:

1 - Auto/switchblade knives will be legal (still have 5.5 inch limit)

2 - language to clarify the unintentional display of a firearm by a concealed handgun licensee. The language changed from “failure to conceal” to “intentional display of a weapon in a public place” when force or deadly force is not authorized.

3 - Only 4 hours class time to get a new CHL (still have about 1.5 hours on range to qualify). Don't flame me, but I have mixed emotions on this one. I actually enjoyed the education and part of me feels people are being short-changed by not having a full education on the laws.

Thoughts?

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#4491828 - 08/19/13 09:36 AM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: Bang4Buck]
Chadillac Offline
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I believe safety should be first. Not sure how this will actually affect the safety but it's not helping it. Although, I still haven't got my CHL (keep putting it off) so I have mixed feelings about it as well.
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#4492049 - 08/19/13 10:42 AM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: Chadillac]
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Having taken the CHL class and carry on a regular basis, a shorter class room time frame is no biggie. There was SO much time wasted in our class and other classes as well just trying to fill the time.


I do like the change in the wording of the law.
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#4492632 - 08/19/13 01:58 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: 91cavgt]
gusick Offline
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Registered: 07/19/13
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I think four hours is plenty.

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#4492695 - 08/19/13 02:20 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: gusick]
Brandon A Offline

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Originally Posted By: gusick
I think four hours is plenty.
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#4494458 - 08/20/13 06:21 AM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: gusick]
BaylorRT Offline
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Originally Posted By: gusick
I think four hours is plenty.


As a CHL holder for over 11 years I agree

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#4494798 - 08/20/13 08:48 AM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: BaylorRT]
target1911 Offline
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I agree too. There was so much wasted time trying to meet the time requirement.

I also like the fact you no longer need to take a renewal class.
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#4495542 - 08/20/13 12:13 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: target1911]
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The auto knives still have to be single edged. Duel edged blades are still illegal.

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#4496585 - 08/20/13 06:36 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: target1911]
Shooter75056 Offline
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Originally Posted By: target1911
I agree too. There was so much wasted time trying to meet the time requirement.

I also like the fact you no longer need to take a renewal class.


Are you sure about no class for renewal?
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#4496996 - 08/20/13 08:18 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: Bang4Buck]
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I've heard rumors that starting 9/1 you can qualify with a wheel-gun and carry whatever you want. Makes sense as this isn't a weapons class, but a law class.

Any word on this? Just curious.
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#4497649 - 08/20/13 11:35 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: Slow Drifter]
DTCOOPER Online   content
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Yep renewals can be done all online. And no differentiation for types of handgun.
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#4498316 - 08/21/13 09:19 AM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: 91cavgt]
Bang4Buck Offline
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Registered: 06/27/13
Posts: 4
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: 91cavgt
Having taken the CHL class and carry on a regular basis, a shorter class room time frame is no biggie. There was SO much time wasted in our class and other classes as well just trying to fill the time.


I do like the change in the wording of the law.


I hear you. I felt there could have been substantive material added in to make that 8 hours of class time worth it. Go over more court cases, scenarios, etc....

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#4499751 - 08/21/13 06:16 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: Bang4Buck]
texasag93 Online   content

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Registered: 04/12/09
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4 hours is fine, if it is the right 4 hours.

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#4501765 - 08/22/13 10:49 AM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: texasag93]
barndoor Offline
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Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 431
Have they reduced the $140 fee to get the license?

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#4503003 - 08/22/13 05:39 PM Re: New Texas CHL Laws kicking in Sept 1st [Re: Slow Drifter]
grizz Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Granbury, TX
Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
I've heard rumors that starting 9/1 you can qualify with a wheel-gun and carry whatever you want. Makes sense as this isn't a weapons class, but a law class.

Any word on this? Just curious.


This one actually became effective on 06-14-13. They removed the "of the same category" requirement for CHL's.
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