Lubbock license to carry instructors are seeing a spike in people signing up to get their certification since open carry took effect.
At On the Mark, a provider of LTC and CHL certifications, CEO Ray Dunn said his classes have been booked up into February.
“There’s a huge spike in every CHL, LTC class in Texas probably because of the open carry law,” Dunn said. “I suspect that they’ll all be overflowing all year long.”
Husband and wife Stevan and Ashley Vergara said they took the LTC course for protection.
“We have two young children and [my husband] works a lot, he’s gone a lot so a lot of the times it’s just me and the kids,” Ashely Vergara said. “I want to have the ability to protect me and my children should the need arise.”