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DPS reminds: New Handgun Law takes effect January 1st

AUSTIN – House Bill 910 – which allows a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to now openly carry a holstered handgun – goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016.

The License to Carry (LTC) portion of the DPS website,, has been updated in several places with information relevant to the new law, including an expanded Frequently Asked Questions section, which can be found at

Information about HB 910, including an overview of the legislation and a link to the text of the bill, can be found at

There are also updated instructor resources at  (Please note that much of this information can only be accessed by LTC instructors.)

Historical information related to handgun licenses can be found at

Author: Texas DPS

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