Firearm Carry Act of 2021
House Bill 1927, enacted as the Firearm Carry Act of 2021, allows individuals who are 21 years of age or older and who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun without first obtaining a license. Full language regarding this legislation can be located at 87(R) HB 1927 - Enrolled version (texas.gov).
The Firearm Carry Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
The Texas Department of Public Safety:
Sec. 411.02097. FIREARM SAFETY. The department shall develop and post on the department's Internet website a course on firearm safety and handling. The course must be accessible to the public free of charge.
Firearm Safety and Handling Online Course (Free)
The Training Operations Division has developed the following two-part video overview for firearm safety and handling under the Firearm Carry Act. The course is free of charge.
This video illustrates effective firearm safety including the four most important firearms safety rules and how to properly unload a firearm. This video is presented by the Texas Department of Public Safety as part of House Bill 1927, the Firearm Carry Act of 2021.
This video covers the handling and operation of a handgun, the basic components of most handguns, how to safely load and unload a handgun, and how to holster, un-holster and safely store a handgun. This video is presented by the Texas Department of Public Safety as part of House Bill 1927, the Firearm Carry Act of 2021.
Other resources regarding firearm safety include: