To be eligible for a Texas Concealed Handgun License, the applicant must be:
- A resident of Texas for 6 months, or intend to establish residency;
- 21 years of age (18 if active or former military);
- Eligible to purchase a handun under state and federal law;
The Applicant must NOT be:
- Convicted of a felony
- Convicted of a Class A or B Misdemeanor (or Disorderly Conduct) within 5 years proir to application;
- Charged with a Class A or B Misdemeanor, Disorderly Conduct Misdemeanor, or felony at the time of application;
- A fugitive from justice;
- Finally determined to be delinquent in payment of Texas taxes or child support;
- Incapable of exercising sound judgement in the use and storage of a handgun;
- A chemically dependent person;
- Currently under a protetive order or other order effecting the spousal relationship, other than the protection of property.
NOTE: Some but not all successfully completed deferred adjudications are defined as "convictions" for pusposes of CHL eligibility.