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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.


Pending Texas Legislation

Note The 88th Regular Legislative Session begins on January 10th, 2023. This means new laws may be passed in early 2023 that may affect this subject. To research pending legislation on this topic, please see the resources below.

Who can buy a gun in Texas?

Texas & Federal Laws

Understanding the Law

Age Limits

Private Sales & Gun Shows