Texas Concealed Handgun Association

On Duty Concealed Carry for First Responders

“Fire and EMS first responders routinely respond to the same violent incidents that police officers do. While they typically endeavor to await the arrival of law enforcement prior to entering a known dangerous scene, they operate in an extremely dynamic field...

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About TCHA

The Texas Concealed Handgun Association is a professional association of License to Carry (LTC) licensees and instructors, law enforcement, and concerned citizens. TCHA is a Texas not-for-profit Association.

About Texas LTC

DPS administers the License to Carry (LTC) Program under the authority of the Texas Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H. DPS licenses individuals to carry handguns within Texas, evaluates the eligibility of applicants through criminal history background checks and monitors those currently licensed to ensure their continued eligibility. DPS also trains and certifies instructors who teach the required course to applicants.

About Membership

Full membership in the Texas Concealed Handgun Association is open to anyone who is not prohibited from purchasing a handgun in the U.S.

Annual, three-year, and life memberships (full and senior) are available. For more information on membership go to http://txchia.org/index.php/membership/.