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Old 03-20-2015, 08:48   #1
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Texas CHL holders

Have I been asleep or what?

I just ran across this on the Texas DPS site.

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House Bill 48
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the procedure where a person may renew a CHL.

Eliminates the requirements for CHL holders to complete a renewal course, or demonstrate proficiency, to renew the license.
https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RSD/CH...egislation.htm
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:59   #2
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Just send the check to DPS. They will try to use the old pic/fingerprints if possible. If they can't you will be notified.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:06   #3
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The last time I renewed, over a year ago, I still had to do the full class and shooting.
But they did use the old photo and fingerprints.

Now all we have to do to renew is just send the payment to DPS???

I must have been asleep.

This is the first I've heard the class and shooting has been done away with to renew.



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Old 03-20-2015, 09:44   #4
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We were not aware of this. Last we renewed (2012) we went through the whole process.

We trudge on.

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Old 03-20-2015, 10:24   #5
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We were not aware of this. Last we renewed (2012) we went through the whole process.

We trudge on.
Hopefully you all got a group discount.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:49   #6
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Have I been asleep or what?

I just ran across this on the Texas DPS site.



https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RSD/CH...egislation.htm
Sounds like a sound decision to me. My guess is that there are some who benefit from a class and shooting the first time. My other guess is that almost no one would get anything from a repeat of the class or shooting. I have seen photos from your range. Including with a functional blindfold. I feel quite confident in saying you would not have gained anything from the qualification.

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Old 03-20-2015, 12:03   #7
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M2, this has been the case for over a year now....just do the online form, send payment, and I received my renewal in less than 3 weeks....nice huh?
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:14   #8
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We had some threads on it here in the past as it was going through. I'm pretty excited for my renewal process.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:15   #9
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Oh, and FYI. Open Carry and Campus Carry just passed through the Senate.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:28   #10
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Sounds like a sound decision to me. My guess is that there are some who benefit from a class and shooting the first time. My other guess is that almost no one would get anything from a repeat of the class or shooting.
Probably true.

Some people almost never shoot between one CHL qualification to the next.
While others are "gun people" and stay reasonably proficient.

Mostly they aren't going to change their ways, shooting qualification or no shooting qualification.


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I feel quite confident in saying you would not have gained anything from the qualification.
I agree.
It's fun trying to shoot a good target, but mostly it's not worth the time involved.

Over the years I sat in class while friends were renewing their CHL. About every time, I learned something new or was brought up to date on something old.


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M2, this has been the case for over a year now....just do the online form, send payment, and I received my renewal in less than 3 weeks....nice huh?
That's terrific.

My recent renewal took about a month. Which I thought was good.

The one before took 5 months. The DPS was swamped.

My license was going to expire in two weeks.



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Old 03-20-2015, 12:34   #11
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Oh, and FYI. Open Carry and Campus Carry just passed through the Senate.
A friend and I were just talking about that this morning but we didn't know if it had passed yet.


Personally I doubt I'll OC much but I just like to see another carry restriction shot down.
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Oh, and FYI. Open Carry and Campus Carry just passed through the Senate.
Hopefully it passes the house pretty soon. I'd love to be able to openly carry once I get my CHL, and to carry on my college campus. More options are not a bad thing, and this is a good step. Hopefully once people realize that open carry doesn't equal blood in the streets, then we'll be able to get constitutional carry.
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A friend and I were just talking about that this morning but we didn't know if it had passed yet.


Personally I doubt I'll OC much but I just like to see another carry restriction shot down.
Buck, just like you I will not be OC-ing very much. Perhaps only when headed out to the range. The main takeaway out of all of this, is that it'll be really nice for the licensed person to not get cited for printing.

I may go out and get some tighter shirts now...
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My most recent renewal was my third and at that time, the rule was "starting with the 3rd renewal, the class is required only every other time". I just paid on-line and they sent my new card. I expected to take the class again next year for my fourth renewal, but won't be sad if I don't need to.
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