Texas Senate Approves Reduction Of CHL Fees

The Texas Senate has approved a bill sharply reducing gun license fees.

Jacksonville Republican Sen. Robert Nichols originally sought to scrap the full $140 fee for first-time licenses and the $70 charge for 5-year license renewals. But doing so would have cost Texas $55-plus million during a two-year state budget cycle.

Instead, Nichols proposed reducing the first-time and renewal fee to $40 each.

That means the bill will cost Texas about $15 million annually. It passed 26-5 Monday, and heads to the state House.

Gun advocates say Texas’ current fees are among America’s highest, and senators said classes in Houston and elsewhere have begun offering instruction needed to obtain Florida gun licenses. That’s because that state has lower fees, and Texas has a reciprocal agreement recognizing gun permits issued there.

Source: http://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article141073198.html

On body vs Off body carry – Which is Right For You?

Concealed handguns are your true companion, in terms of self-protection. By accepting yourself as a citizen of the 2nd amendment and with the permission of local authority you are allowed to carry a licensed gun along. There are only two ways which you can use in carrying. As an example on a body or off a body. Both ways have their own significants and allow their users to pick the option as per their flexibility.

But you need to ask a question to yourself? For which purpose you need to carry the gun? Are you planning to visit the place which tends to be unsafe? What are the chances of utilizing the gun? After considering all these questions, you would be able to find whether you need to carry a handgun on or off a body. But before we describe the difference between both methods. There are some other important factors which you need to consider at priority.

Training” is one of the factors which you should never ignore. How to carry a gun and use it in an appropriate manner are the small checkpoints which you should be aware of. Selecting a right weight of the gun is also an essential factor. This will allow you to carry a gun which matches accurately with your body weight. This will demolish any kind of distraction while carrying a handgun. Another important factor to consider is a selection of correct bullet for the gun. Most of the time people are not aware and pick the wrong bullet for their guns. And they end up with trouble at the time of using it.

Now, Check Some Essential Points For Carrying a Handgun on Body:

  • As per the studies, if you carry your gun in a right holster then it allows you to draw it faster. This happens only if the set up is in a right direction.

  • On the body, carrying save your time and gives better outcomes. At the time of the unwanted attack, within a matter of time, you can draw your gun and point it to the opponent to protect yourself.

  • In terms of speaking technically, people who use it, admire this method as the safest one. Because as per them bags can be snatched or get ripped off easily. Where on body carrying protect your gun in a safe manner. ( Note: Never tuck-in your handgun at back, because mostly attackers set their focus at your back. Because they know that is the most favorite spot for concealed carriers).

  • Carrying on the body gives you the flexibility to keep the handgun on a shoulder, around the arm or at your ankle. The choice is completely yours. Where else, on the other hand, drawing a gun from the concealed bag is a time consumption procedure.

Now, Check Some Essential Points For Carrying a Handgun Off Body:

  • Carrying a gun off body allows you to wear your favorite clothing. There is no such restriction on your clothing which can be seen while carrying a gun on a body.

  • The other good thing about carrying a gun off body is the size of the firearms. All the credit goes to the size and durability of concealed carry handbags. Because they are very spacious and allows you to carry a heavy and little bit big size of handguns as compared to the standard.

  • Women who love to wear long single dresses, especially for them it is not advisable to carry a handgun on body. With the access of the suitable concealed bag they can easily carry and can enjoy their party simultaneously.

  • Thinking of going on a long drive and still wants to carry your gun. Off body method will allow you to serve both purposes. As in the market, there are some holsters available which can be fixed in your car under the dash or close to the driving seat without disclosing its existence to others.


We have described the both on and off body methods. The selection you have to make, which one you are comfortable with. Never compromise with the safety and you can also take the advice of the experts. They will train you and can also guide you after training that which method suits your personality better.

Lisa Megan is an experienced gun writer and is currently associated with Freedom & Company, which is the largest online supplier of concealed carry handbags. Lisa loves to share her knowledge and ideas regarding self defense.

7 Things He Wish He Knew Before He Concealed Carry

What piqued your interest in getting your permit to concealed carry?

Are you freaking out about riots springing up and want to have a fighting chance to defend yourself?

Or are you traveling for work and want to protect yourself no matter where you are?

For me, I like to camp and backpack. Some of the areas I camp are prone to bears and other big things that might try to eat me.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.pewpewtactical.com/7-things-i-wish-i-knew-before-i-concealed-carry/

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Chuck Rangel On Concealed Firearms By His Constituents In Harlem

“I wouldn’t want them to have it. I know what you’re trying to say. Corruption is corruption, and it’s bad,” Rangel said.

“Law-abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry a gun. You’re not gonna push me in that direction,” he said, standing just five feet from a Capitol Police officer, who stood at his post by the House Speaker’s Lobby.

When referring to members of Congress such as himself, who are protected by armed police officers (note – emphasis mine):

“Well that’s a little different. I think we deserve–I think we need to be protected down here.” Rangel laughingly insisted.

Read the rest of the article: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/22/rangel-no-guns-for-americans-but-i-need-police-protection-audio/

Texas DPS Struggling To Keep Up With CHL Applications

Angry and frustrated people say they are being forced to wait to get their license to carry a handgun. And the Texas Department of Public Safety admits they are seeing an “overwhelming volume” of applicants.

Andrea Ewen is learning to use a hand gun and she wants to get her license to carry. “Been meaning to do it for a long time and I should’ve done it sooner,” says Ewen.

And she’s not alone — DPS says the number of applicants has exploded recently. During the three-month period from December 2015 through February 2016, DPS saw a 139 percent increase in applicants from the previous year.

“People are upset, people are very upset right now,” says Raul Camacho. He teaches a license to carry course at Safety Measures Security and Firearm Training Academy.

He says the increase is leading to a backlog in licenses. Camacho says, “I got a reply back from one of my students who took a class, I think it was January 8th, and he had told me that he had just got his license a few days ago.”

According to the DPS website, getting a new license to carry is supposed to take 60 days.

Camacho says, “People are upset because people are calling me and they’re saying DPS isn’t answering the phone calls, why is there a voicemail or whatever, why can’t DPS respond to my emails.”

As for Ewen, she still plans on getting her license but now she knows what to expect. She says, “I will still follow through with it, absolutely, and I’ll just wait.”

DPS says they haven’t confirmed how bad the backlog is, but they have hired additional personnel and are working seven days a week processing applications.

Source: http://keyetv.com/news/local/dps-struggling-to-keep-up-with-chl-applications

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