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Texas DPS Approved 4-Hour Online License to Carry Course
Each module has its place in providing a well-rounded education of handguns, proper etiquette and using them in real life. After enrolling, you will log-in, click ‘My Course’ where you will find a list of each module. All course content is provided online.
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We are a state approved provider and our online handgun license course is approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Below we will focus on Module 1 Topics.
Module 1: Texas Gun Laws
You will learn about the laws that relate to weapons and to the use of deadly force. This module specifically covers Texas Gun Laws and the safety and mechanics of firing a handgun in the state of Texas.
The primary legal documents that define the rights of an individual and the authority of government over those rights. The U.S. Supreme Court is the legal authority to explain and interpret constitutional provisions.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is the key provision directed to ownership of firearms:
“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of a people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
This 2nd Amendment adopted on December 15, 1791, is the key provision directed to ownership of firearms. This amendment protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
The Texas Constitution also addresses the extent of an individual’s rights to bear arms, it states:
“The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power, when thereunto legally summoned, shall never be prohibited; but nothing herein contained shall prevent the legislature from regulating the carrying of weapons.”
Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.
Just because you have a license to carry the gun, doesn’t mean that you have any additional rights as a citizen in the event of a shooting.
Stand Your Ground Law – As a License Carrying Citizen it is important to know your provisions in the law. You have the right to stand your ground and not retreat if:
- You had a legal right to be present
- Not committing a criminal act
- Did not provoke the attack
Defense of Home, Vehicle and Business
This Texas law recognizes a special right of an occupant of a home, dwelling, business, or occupied vehicle to self-protection or to protect other occupants from a threat of harm from an illegal entry or certain other specified threats.
The State of Texas defines “occupant” as any person legally in the dwelling” his statute to mean “and gives illustrative examples like a “baby sitter” or an “invited guest”.
A person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful force.
A person who has a right to be present at the location where the force is used, who has not provoked the person against whom the force is used, and who is not engaged in criminal activity at the time the force is used is not required to retreat before using force as described by this section.
Defense of Person/Third Person
A person is justified in using deadly force against another:
if the actor would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.31; and when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary: to protect the actor against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force;
Force to Protect Property
A person in lawful possession of land or tangible, movable property is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to prevent or terminate the other’s trespass on the land or unlawful interference with the property.
In order to get a better grasp of Texas Gun Laws it’s important to understand some basic key terms as it relates to gun law.
Assault: a person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly causes bodily injury, threatens another with bodily injury or causes physical contact with another when they know it will be perceived by the other as offensive.
Imminent danger: danger that is pressing, urgent or immediate.
Non-Deadly force: any non-consensual offensive touching of another person with the intent to harm.
Deadly force: force likely or intended to cause death or serious bodily harm.
Self-defense: it’s the government’s responsibility to protect its citizens from harm but the state law recognizes that a citizen may have to act in self-defense where a threat is imminent.
Texas Penal Codes
These codes are extensive and very important to you to know as a handgun owner. Be sure to study these intently when you take our online handgun training course. Topics will include:
- UNLAWFUL CARRYING of WEAPONS
- PLACES WHERE WEAPONS ARE PROHIBITED
- UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
- CARRYING OF HANDGUNS BY LICENSE HOLDERS ON CERTAIN CAMPUSES
- TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BY LICENSE HOLDERS IN PRIVATE VEHICLES ON CERTAIN CAMPUSES
- RESTRICTION ON PROHIBITING EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO OR STORAGE OF FIREARM OR AMMUNITION
- RECIPROCITY – UNILATERAL PROCLAMATION
- FEDERAL LAWS
As you can discover from our brief overview of the first module about the Texas Gun Laws there is a lot to learn about these laws. We are confident that by taking our course you will get a detailed overview of
each distinct portion of gun laws in the state of Texas.
Online Handgun Course with 4 Distinct Training Modules:
Texas Gun Laws
Learn about laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force.
Handgun use and safety, including the use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure safe and secure carrying of handguns.
Non-Violent Dispute Resolution
A non-violent dispute resolution is always best. Use non-violent solutions to avoid violence whenever it is possible.
Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child. Each module has its place in providing a well-rounded education of handguns, proper etiquette and using them in real life.
DPS Required Material – Online LTC Training!
Completing these modules will be the first step in getting your Handgun License. This online handgun training course will assist you with becoming a confident and responsible handgun owner.
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