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    Conceal Carry age requirement?

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the age requirement is to get a concealed carry license?

    I can't find it on Google..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyE104 View Post
    I can't find it on Google..
    Seriously?

    It's 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    Seriously?

    It's 21.
    Well, I had found a few pages that were saying something about as long as you're old enough to buy a gun (18). So I kept getting conflicting answers.

    But thanks for the info..

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    Unless you're military (active duty, or a veteran), in which case you can get one at 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    Unless you're military (active duty, or a veteran), in which case you can get one at 18.
    What he^ said.

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    In Texas it's legal to possess, own, or carry a handgun in your vehicle at 18. You just can't buy one or get a CHL until you are 21. Unless, of course, you are military, then it's 18 except to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbender View Post
    In Texas it's legal to possess, own, or carry a handgun in your vehicle at 18. You just can't buy one or get a CHL until you are 21. Unless, of course, you are military, then it's 18 except to buy.
    It's legal at 16, actually. There is no age restriction for possession. PC 46.13 makes it illegal to make a "readily dischargeable firearm" (meaning, one that is loaded) to a "child" (meaning someone younger than 17). So, if your teen driver isn't yet 17, they just have to load the gun themselves. Not a problem in my house, where the kids all know how to load their own.

    If someone could get a hardship driver's license before the age of 16, they would still be legal to have a loaded handgun in the car.
    Last edited by KBCraig; 10-12-2010 at 10:32 PM.

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