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(a) A person is eligible for a license to carry  handgun if the person:

1. is a legal resident of this state for the six-month period preceding the date of application,

2. is at least 21 years of age, (military 18 - 21 years old now eligible - 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,

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 making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general,

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 submitted pursuant to Section 411.174 or in a request for application submitted pursuant to Section 411.175.

Direct any questions about eligibility to the DPS web-site www.txdps.state.tx.us