Do You Have Your License to Carry in Texas? [POLL]
According to the Dallas Morning News, close to 1 million Texans now have a License to Carry (formally known as Concealed Handgun License). 136,000 Texans applied for a license from December to February. Last year over that same time period, only 57,000 Texans had applied for a license.
The spike follows the trend in recent years of more and more Texans acquiring a license to carry a handgun. Ten years ago there were just under 260,000 Texans with such a license; by the end of last month, there were more than 966,000 active gun license holders in the state.
But the latest jump – which some attribute to national security fears, among other factors – surprised even some seasoned veterans of Texas’ gun debate.
Do you have your LTC? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.