Van Taylor for Texas Senate

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AUSTIN, TX - State Senator Van Taylor today filed S.B. 138, the Streamline Veteran's License to Carry Act, streamlining the process for veterans to obtain their license to carry in Texas.
"Leave it to government to tell our veterans that they had adequate training to defend our freedoms abroad, but to exercise their own second amendment freedom at home they must first complete a proficiency course to obtain their handgun license," stated Taylor. "I believe our nation's veterans have more than proven their commitment to nation and aptitude with a handgun to be exempt from the proficiency course required for a handgun license."
The Streamline Veteran's License To Carry Act expands the veteran exemption from the handgun proficiency course required to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) to include honorably discharged military services members who have completed either handgun training or range qualification within 10 years of the date of their LTC application. Currently, the exemption is only for handgun training within 5 years of the date of application.
A seventh generation Texan, local small businessman, and decorated Marine Officer, Van Taylor serves the majority of Collin County and a portion of Dallas County in the Texas Senate where he is widely recognized as a conservative leader. Taylor serves as Vice-Chairman of both the Nominations Committee and the Sunset Advisory Commission. He is also as a member of the Education, Health and Human Services, and Transportation Committees as well as the interim Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief. Van and his wife, Anne, married after his return from Iraq and are the proud parents of three young girls. Van and his family reside in Plano near the land his great-grandfather farmed during the Great Depression.