Out of state handgun licenses causing controversy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:33am

TYLER - Becoming a concealed handgun carrier in the state of Texas allows someone to legally carry a firearm, but there is a process you have to go through to get there.

Brad Brasuell lives in Texas and runs a Utah concealed handgun course. He runs his business quite a bit different then Texas handgun classes do.

In Texas, the concealed handgun course lasts around 10 hours, in Utah it's only four. In Texas, you also have to take a written test, in the Utah certification class your instructor goes over the test verbally. Finally, a Texas license will last you four years, where a Utah license lasts you five.

Mack Woods, an East Texas concealed handgun instructor, tells us when you go with shorter classes there are risks you take when you receive less information.

The Utah licenses can be used and is accepted in Texas just like a state licenses does, but there is one place you can't carry a handgun with an out of state license, a school zone.

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