Texas Carry Permit Fee Reduction Bill Goes To Governor

posted on May 20, 2017

A measure that would drop the fee for acquiring a Texas concealed-carry permit from among the highest in the nation to near the lowest has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for consideration.

If Abbott signs the NRA-backed measure into law, the cost of an original license would be reduced from $140 to just $40, and the renewal license fee would drop from $70 to $40. In other words, the annual cost of a five-year permit would be just $8 per year.

Interestingly, researcher John Lott recently pointed out that only 32 percent of House Democrats voted both times to lower the fee, while Republicans overwhelmingly supported it. “Democrats want votes from poor, urban minorities, but they aren't really looking out for them,” Lott said. “These are the most likely victims of violent crime—so why not let them defend themselves and their families?”

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