Texas: Governor Abbott Calls for Temporary No-Cost License to Carry Replacements

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Texas: Governor Abbott Calls for Temporary No-Cost License to Carry Replacements
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- In a press release issued by the Governor’s office today:

Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide no-cost replacements of License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) cards and Private Security Board (PSB) licensee cards for eligible residents who have had their cards lost or damaged as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

“As Texas begins the recovery process, we are prepared to respond to a wide range of issues to help victims of this Hurricane,” said Governor Abbott. “By eliminating burdensome fees to replace these important licenses, Texans can focus on rebuilding their lives and communities.”

Residents who live in counties that have received a gubernatorial disaster declaration, and who are currently active Texas LTC or PSB license holders, are eligible to apply for free replacement cards.

Affected customers must call the Regulatory Services Division contact center at 512-424-7293 for assistance in waiving the fee (This service is not available online). Cardholders should be prepared to provide proof of identity. LTC standard replacement cards would normally cost $25, and PSB replacement cards normally cost $15.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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G Dub

Will someone please explain to me why the f%$ I need to pay a fee to get a special card to carry a defensive weapon? I’m getting really sick of this crap. As Americans, are we not all free to do so under our constitution?


Under the (federal) legal system, yes… American citizens are indeed free to own/carry firearms, with limited restrictions (courthouses, etc). Under an individual state’s legal system, however… different story. Some states (New Jersey, Illinois, California, New York, etc) entirely ignore the federal Constitution and pass whatever firearms-related legislation they want… trusting that legal challenges are too expensive for most citizens to engage in.
So find a suitable state (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, etc) with sane, gun-friendly legislative attitudes.

Ol' Vet

I suggest the communist influence on our legislative branch of government. The Constitution is clear on this issue, but the crazies think everyone that wants to defend themselves are muderers, armed roberies, and others. The only solution both ferally and locally is to get the power players OUT of government, and some good, honest men in those positions. In Texas we are facing the stupidity of our elections, where the dims get power from the majority in the Speaker of the House who is a dim, and why is that? Imagine, if you can, how many illegal aliens that get… Read more »