Can 18 Year Olds Carry A Handgun In Texas?
Can 18 year olds carry a handgun in Texas? A federal judge ruled that 18 to 20 year olds must be allowed to carry a handgun outside the home in Texas. He allowed this to be done by letting them get a Texas license to carry and Texas DPS will now issue a Texas LTC to anyone that is at least 18 years old.
Anyone 18 years of age or older can now get a Texas license to carry a handgun. It will allow you to carry a handgun in public just like everyone else with a license. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) lowered the minimum age to 18 for the Texas LTC.
How To Get The LTC
18 to 20 years olds just have to take the license to carry class like everyone else. After you take the LTC class you simply apply online on the DPS website for your license. They will mail your LTC to you within 60 days or less.
Online LTC Class For 18 to 20 Year Olds
The easiest way to get certified for a license to carry is to take the online Texas license to carry class. This online class is now available to anyone at least 18 years old or older. The online class is self paced course and can be taken anytime 24/7 from the comfort of your home.
Although 18 year olds can now get a Texas license to carry it is a huge responsibility. Make sure to pay attention to everything in the online license to carry class and take notes. Stay safe and carry every day.