"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."  - John Adams

License To Carry Eligibility

A person is eligible for a license to carry a handgun if the person meets the following criteria: (Most states have adopted this criteria in one form or another)

  1. is a legal resident of a state within the the United States of America 

  2. is at least 21 years of age, (military 18 - 21 years old now eligibile - 2005 Texas CHL law change),

  3. has not been convicted of a felony,

  4. is not charged with the commission of a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or Disorderly Conduct,

  5. is not a fugitive from justice for a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor,

  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,

  8. has not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or an offense under Disorderly Conduct, Section 42.01, Penal Code,

  9. is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun,

      a. has not been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term      exceeding 1 year;

      b. who is not a fugitive from justice

      c. who is not an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance

      d. who has not been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution

      e. who, being an alien – (A) is neither illegally nor unlawfully in the United States

      f. who has not been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions

      g. who, having been a United States Citizen, has not renounced his citizenship

      h. is not subject to a court order (review for more information)

      i. who has not been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or transporting/shipping firearms illegally

10. has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller,

11. has not been finally determined to be delinquent in payment of taxes collected by the comptroller, state treasurer, tax collector of a political subdivision...

12. is not currently restricted under a court protective order subject to a restraining order affecting a spousal relationship,

13. has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law in the grade of felony

14. has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application summitted 

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"A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? ... The Scriptures tell us "righteousness exalteth a Nation."   - Abigail Adams