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.
Disclaimer: The State Law Library is unable to give legal advice, legal opinions or any interpretation of the law. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your situation. If you have questions about anything in this guide, please ask a librarian.
Disclaimer: The State Law Library is unable to give legal advice, legal opinions or any interpretation of the law.
This statute discusses instances when it is unlawful to sell, rent, lease, loan, or give a handgun to a person. It includes various restrictions on: those under age 18, those convicted of a felony, those with an active protective order against them, and those who are intoxicated.
This chapter broadly regulates many aspects of sales, purchase, and possession of firearms. It primarily focuses on regulating interstate commerce by limiting most transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers, and importers. This chapter includes provisions enacted by the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (1993).
This web page and video explain the differences between Texas law and federal law on what age you must be to purchase a hand gun or a long gun. The page is provided by Texas Law Shield, a private legal company that offers legal defense services.