Cleveland PD hoping to help gun owners stay clear of trouble as ‘permitless carry’ begins Wednesday

Cleveland PD hoping to help gun owners stay clear of trouble as ‘permitless carry’ begins Wednesday

Cleveland Police Chief Darrel Broussard, this this file photo from 2019, discusses the need for prayer in the nation during a recognition of Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer on Feb. 12 at the Cleveland Civic Center. Sept. 1, 2021, is almost here, triggering many new laws to go into effect in Texas. One of the most highly talked about topics is House Bill 1927 — “Permitless Carry,” or what some are referring to as “Constitutional Carry” or “The Firearm Carry Act of 2021.” This law will allow handguns to be carried in Texas without a permit. Five years ago in 2016, Texas passed the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) law that allows Texans who completed the mandated safety training course the opportunity to carry handguns. While the laws have changed this year, Cleveland Police Chief Darrel Broussard is still advising people to receive some form of training as a precaution. “As a veteran law enforcement officer, I would strongly recommend anyone who plans to carry a firearm in the public to go through some form of certification or structured safety handgun training. There are many other states that have passed Permitless Carry laws years ago. Now Texas will join those States,” he said. The new law allowing a person to “openly carry” a handgun only applies to individuals who are 21 years of age or older and have no criminal history. Any person who is currently disqualified from possessing a firearm will still be prohibited from possessing a firearm. […]

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