Concealed Handgun Licenses: Finally, Texans Can Apply Online


It's about damn time:

Applicants for Texas concealed handgun licenses who want to apply through the mail can now go on the DPS website to download the application forms instead of waiting to receive the application packet in the mail.

Applicants also have the option of completing the CHL application online to avoid mailing delays.

Save time and go online. Visit the CHL website to apply online or to download your forms: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/forms/index.htm

Truly, few things are better suited to the ease and immediacy of the internet like obtaining a permit for carrying a concealed firearm. But maybe we can come up with a few.

Texas Drivers License
Why bother with the driving test part of the process anymore? I mean, have you spent any time on Houston freeways lately? Just let them pass a few challenges in Grand Theft Auto and give 'em the keys already.

I'm sure the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would have no problem allowing folks to obtain permits to possess dynamite or blasting caps online. I mean, it isn't like terrorists know how to use the internet.

Marriage Licenses
No need to beat around the bush, matrimony is potentially far more dangerous than letting some Travis Bickle wannabe stash a .44 in his pants. Then again, any skanky pop star can marry her high school sweetheart on a whim in Vegas now anyway, so what's the harm?

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