New TX Carry Laws In Effect

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Charles Cotton relays 2009 changes to Texas concealed-carry laws. Cam Edwards talks to the executive director of the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) and NRA board member about what Texas permit holders should be aware of this year in their state:

As of today, defaulting on a student loan no longer disqualifies a concealed handgun applicant, and the Department of Public Safety can no longer confiscate a concealed-carry permit if the holder refuses to display it while not in possession of the weapon.

Also, carrying a firearm into a business that derives more than fifty percent of its revenue from alcohol sales used to be a third-degree felony. Now, the same violation is considered a class A misdemeanor and is legally defensible if the establishment does not clearly post their alcohol revenue percentage.