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Older Texans lead CHL applicant pack

More and more older Texans are packing heat.  The latest Department of Public Safety numbers show that people in their 50's and 60's lead the pack when it comes to getting concealed handgun licenses.

In 2012, more 57-year-old Texans sought a CHL than any other age. 

Johnny Price is an owner/instructor at Big Iron Concealed Handgun Training. He says, "Some of them [students] have been victims in the past. Some of them know friends that have been victims. Some of them just realize that the world's gotten meaner out there. There's lots of good folks in it, but there's a lot of mean folks out there and they just want to be able to protect themselves."

Experts also say people who are 50 or older typically watch the most news and follow changes in the law more closely than younger folks.  And as long as they can pass the test, there isn't an age limit.

Sixteen people in their 90's applied for CHL's last year.







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