State of Texas: Handgun Licenses in Texas

Joe Cutbirth

Texas began issuing concealed handgun permits almost 20 years ago, and the number has increased sharply in recent years. As the state prepares to implement an open-carry policy, here’s a look at the history of permit applications and who tends to apply for permits.

State of Texas — handguns

Source: Texas Department of Public Safety Regulatory Services Division

Illustration by Joanna Wojtkowiak

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