Texas DPS No Longer Enforcing Ban on 18- to 20-Year-Olds From Carrying Handguns

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has stopped enforcing a state law that made it illegal for 18- to 20-year-olds to carry handguns in public.
A recent memo to DPS officers alerted them to the enforcement change.
The enforcement change comes after U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth struck down the law barring young adults from carrying handguns citing the age limits were in violation of the Second Amendment. (pdf) Under Texas Penal Code 46.02, adults under 21 are barred from carrying handguns in public unless they are under a protective order or they are in the military.
Pittman, who has served the Northern District of Texas since 2019, was appointed by former President Donald Trump…. Source

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