This is a discussion on Need update on Texas CHL process. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by RPB This, which just went in effect Sept. 2009, is doing a lot towards helping to clear up some things which created ...
That's the goal .... even some places weapons were prohibited are getting some exemtions for CHL holders and laws being enacted to prevent cities from passing laws against our rights, at east in certain places ( One city had a local law about not allowing any gun, including a shotgun, in a car or something at one time)
Cities can't GENERALLY forbid us to carry in city parks anymore either, if I read this right.
Texas Local Government Code - Section 229.001
§ 229.001. FIREARMS; EXPLOSIVES. (a) A municipality may
not adopt regulations relating to the transfer, private ownership,
keeping, transportation, licensing, or registration of firearms,
ammunition, or firearm supplies.
(b) Subsection (a) does not affect the authority a
municipality has under another law to:
(1) require residents or public employees to be armed
for personal or national defense, law enforcement, or another
(2) regulate the discharge of firearms within the
limits of the municipality;
(3) regulate the use of property, the location of a
business, or uses at a business under the municipality's fire code,
zoning ordinance, or land-use regulations as long as the code,
ordinance, or regulations are not used to circumvent the intent of
Subsection (a) or Subdivision (5) of this subsection;
(4) regulate the use of firearms in the case of an
insurrection, riot, or natural disaster if the municipality finds
the regulations necessary to protect public health and safety;
(5) regulate the storage or transportation of
explosives to protect public health and safety, except that 25
pounds or less of black powder for each private residence and 50
pounds or less of black powder for each retail dealer are not
subject to regulation; or
(6) regulate the carrying of a firearm by a person
other than a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun under
Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,
(A) public park;
(B) public meeting of a municipality, county, or
other governmental body;
(C) political rally, parade, or official
political meeting; or
(D) nonfirearms-related school, college, or
professional athletic event.
(c) The exception provided by Subsection (b)(6) does not
apply if the firearm is in or is carried to or from an area
designated for use in a lawful hunting, fishing, or other sporting
event and the firearm is of the type commonly used in the activit
LCRA ( Lower Colorado River Authority) PARKSare a special deal, where they were forbidden, then allowed to CHL holders, because the Texas Legislature made changes .... and, in combination with the Local Gov't Code above, it doesn't matter if the LCRA Park is inside or outside city limits.
Basically, an exemption to a prohibition was created for CHL holders
HB 1839 AMENDS GOVERNMENT CODE ? 411
SB 535 Carrying on LCRA Property �Creates exemption for CHL holders from Parks and Wildlife Code prohibition against hunting with, possessing, or shooting a firearm on the land of the Lower Colorado River Authority
�Prohibits any state agency from adopting a rule that would prohibit a CHL holder from entering or crossing the land of the Lower Colorado River Authority under certain circumstances Amends Section 62.082, Parks and Wildlife Code, as follows: Section 62.082 Target Ranges, Managed Hunts, and other Exceptions; Rules. (d) Section 62.081 does not apply to:(1) an employee of the Lower Colorado River Authority;(2) a person authorized to hunt under Subsection (c);(3) a peace officer as defined by Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure; or(4) a person who:(A) possess a concealed handgun and a license issued under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, to carry a concealed handgun of the same category as a handgun the person is carrying; or(B) under circumstances in which the person would be justified in the use of deadly force under Chapter 9, Penal Code, shoots a handgun of the same category as a handgun the person is licensed to carry under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.
(e) A state agency, including the department, the Department of Public Safety, and the Lower Colorado River Authority, may not adopt a rule that prohibits a person who possesses a license issued under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, from entering or crossing the land of the Lower Colorado River Authority while:(1) possessing a concealed handgun of the same category as a handgun the person is licensed to carry; or(2) under circumstances in which the person would be justified in the use of deadly force under Chapter 9, Penal Code, shooting a handgun of the same category as a handgun the person is licensed to carry
I sent my application in on 10/16/09 and received my CHL in the mail on 12/4/09. That is exactly 7 weeks and is faster than I had expected based on what I read in this forum.
Just to update everyone who posted in my thread, I recieved my license in the mail on 12/4/2009. I was pleasantly surprised. It took a bit over 90 days to get it. I was expecting four to six months as I had heard Texas DPS was behind on issuing licenses due to the overwhelming requests. Some one in this thread had mentioned that Texas DPS was contracting out the CBCs I guess that is what helped alot in getting my license within a reasonable amount of time. Thanks to everyone who took part in this thread. You all were very helpful.
Remember as a rule of thumb in defensive carry...your intention is always to STOP....not to hurt, however; in a gun fight, its either me or them.....and Im sure as hell that it will NOT be me.