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Gun Laws

This guide provides information on Texas and federal gun laws including: background checks, open carry, concealed carry, handgun licenses, restrictions for felons, and local regulation of firearms and shooting ranges.

3D-Printed Guns

As 3D printing technology has become more widely accessible, questions have arisen as to whether 3D-printed guns are legal and whether blueprints for making 3D-printed guns can be distributed on the internet.

Can I make a 3D-printed gun at home?

Federal laws regulate the manufacture of firearms in the U.S. and set restrictions on the types of guns that can be made.

Can blueprints for making 3D-printed guns be distributed online?

In 2018, a federal judge blocked the company Defense Distributed from posting blueprints for 3D-printed guns online. This order was the result of ongoing litigation between the company and the U.S. Department of State. So far, the company's efforts to combat the 2018 ruling have been unsuccessful.