18 to 20 Year Olds Are Now Able to Get Campus Carry Permits in Texas

College students ages 18 to 20 are currently obtaining concealed handgun permits to carry firearms for the purpose of self-defense on campuses and in businesses across Texas. .

According to a CNN report, this process started when District Court Judge Mark Pittman issued a decision on August 25, 2022 reversing the state’s prohibition on 18 to 20-year-olds carrying firearms in public for self-defense.

Pittman referred to the United States Supreme Court’s New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen in his decision. On December 21, 2022, Texas halted all efforts to appeal the decision. Per a Texas Tribune report, Texas stopped the appeal efforts and “will no longer fight to ban 18–20-year-olds from carrying handguns in public.”

The Dallas Morning News reported that individuals ages 18 to 20 are currently applying for concealed carry handgun licenses in order to carry firearms for self-defense on college campuses and in businesses across Texas.

According to AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News, “Michael Cargill of Central Texas Gun Works indicated that 19-year-olds have attended his concealed carry classes and he expects the number of 18–20-year-olds in attendance to grow.” 

Since passing Constitutional Carry in 2021, Texas has become one of the leading pro-gun states in the nation. Per Guns & Ammo magazine’s rankings for Best States for Guns Owners, Texas occupies a strong 8th place in that regard. With solid Republican control of the state government, gun owners should continue taking advantage of this political situation and push for stronger measures that nullify federal gun control and create a total separation of firearms and state.

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