Effective September 1, 2007 the Texas Legislature
passed a bill that is known as the
Doctrine. This change to the Texas weapons laws (Penal
Code) have led many Texans to believe that it is not necessary
to have a concealed handgun license. That is a valid point if the
only access to your means of self-defense or defense of your family
you wish to have is in your home, vehicle, boat, or place of
employment (if the Boss will allow it.)
Texas use of force laws
(Penal Code Ch. 9.) are restrictive to the
point that if you inappropriately use the weapon you may be charged
in both Criminal Court and Civil Court. A criminal conviction takes
away your liberty. A civil judgment takes your property and money.
Do you really have a working knowledge of our
current law? Do you really understand when and under what
circumstance you can display or use your weapon? Consider taking
the Texas Concealed Handgun course and learn to protect your freedom as well
as your fortune. This course will bring you up to date on current
law and procedures.
If you later decide that you do wish to have the
concealed handgun license you will have 6-months to make application
before your training certificate expires.
If you are a new or inexperienced shooter we
suggest that you take our Basic Handgun course followed by the
Personal Protection courses. Here you will learn not only when to
legally and safely use the weapon but how to successfully use it to
protect your self and your family. The life you save may be your
own, or perhaps more importantly, the lives of your loved ones.
We believe that every adult member of every law
abiding household should have the means and the ability to protect
themselves and their family. By ability we mean the person should
know how to successfully use their means of defense, whether it be a
ball bat or a firearm. We especially urge women to learn
at least the basics of firearms use.
When your family comes under attack the
offenders will likely make the male member their initial target as
they probably will assume that he is the greatest threat to their
success. If he is the only family member with the basic skills and
knowledge to protect the family the offenders have won. Refuse to be
a victim...get some training!