gdanaher wrote:Go to the Texas DPS webpage, find the download section, download, print out, and read the rules booklet, CHL-16 if I recall. There will be info there that spells out who can or can not, and for what reasons. I would say it is likely you will need to wait for 3 years, but read the rules yourself, apply them to your situation, and make a judgement call.
Popeye wrote:Any advice on this?
GC §411.172. ELIGIBILITY. (a) A person is eligible for a license to carry a concealed handgun if the person:
. . .
(6) is not a chemically dependent person;
(7) is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;
. . .
(d) For purposes of Subsection (a)(7), a person is incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun if the person:
(1) has been diagnosed by a licensed physician as suffering from a psychiatric disorder or condition that causes or is likely to cause substantial impairment in judgment, mood, perception, impulse control, or intellectual ability;
. . .
(e) The following constitutes evidence that a person has a psychiatric disorder or condition described by Subsection (d)(1):
. . .(4) diagnosis in the preceding five-year period by a licensed physician that the person is dependent on alcohol, a controlled substance, or a similar substance;
Popeye wrote:3 more years not a problem. If CHL is still available I will do it then.
Popeye wrote:I have a meeting Thursday to see just what the doctor's diagnosis was. Didn't worry about it until now.
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