Current Concealed Handgun Laws Pamphlet?

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Current Concealed Handgun Laws Pamphlet?

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Post by RiverKing » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:21 pm

I have a 71-page pamphlet titled "Texas Concealed Handgun Laws and selected statutes -- 2011-2012". At the bottom of the cover, it says "Issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety Austin, Texas" with a document number CHL-16 and a date of September 2011. IIRC, I downloaded this as a PDF, printed it and stapled it in booklet form. Besides being out of date (it says nothing about open carry), it is getting dog-eared and downright ratty.

Does anyone know if TX DPS has published a more recent version? Can anyone provide a link to a more recent version?

BTW, don't waste your time trying to get information like this from TX DPS. First, you can only email them on topics for which they have canned answers. Second, you might die of old age before you get even an initial response from their chat widget; it seems to accept input at a rate of about 1 character per second. Finally, the phone number posted on the web site gets you a typical menu but selecting an option on the menu only changes the recording you get to hear; the phone is never answered by a human being.

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Re: Current Concealed Handgun Laws Pamphlet?

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Post by Flightmare » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:30 pm

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Re: Current Concealed Handgun Laws Pamphlet?

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Post by On_Code » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:24 am

When will the 2019-2020 version be available for download? :rules:


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Post by Grayling813 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:00 am

On_Code wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:24 am
When will the 2019-2020 version be available for download? :rules:
The 2017-2018 version was published in February 2018. So it might be a few months.


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Post by stash » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:50 am

Can you still request from DPS and get the CHL-16 via snail mail. My computer does not handle PDF's very well.
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Re: Current Concealed Handgun Laws Pamphlet?

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Post by Mike S » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:39 am

stash wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:50 am
Can you still request from DPS and get the CHL-16 via snail mail. My computer does not handle PDF's very well.
https://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms/Forms/GS-5A.pdf

It takes a couple months before the newest version will reflect any changes in the laws that become effective on 1 September, so if you order it now it will still be the 2017-2018 version. I'd suggest checking their website after the first of the year.

For the Cliff-Notes of new changes, you can use this link (it hasn't been updated yet, but typically will be updated much quicker than the handbook):
https://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/Legal ... lation.htm


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Post by stash » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks for the info Mike.
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Post by Mike S » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:21 am

My pleasure, sir
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Re: Current Concealed Handgun Laws Pamphlet?

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Post by NotRPB » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:03 pm

stash wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:50 am
Can you still request from DPS and get the CHL-16 via snail mail. My computer does not handle PDF's very well.
yes.
The 2017-2018 LTC-16 ones were $5.00 each.... cheaper than my ink to print them. I ordered 5last year, but probably should have ordered 7 since I gave few away as well as keep one in the car, one at home, on in my "go to hospital bag"
The 2019-2020 LTC16 should be the same
The form on which you may order them ( GS-5A.pdf )should be found here after the 2019-2020 ones are printed:
https://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/forms/index.htm
Right now, as stated above, you can only get the 2017-2018 ones... perhaps February 2020 ...

A few I gave them to got their licenses later or will be soon.

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