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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.

Carry of Firearms

Texas Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas statutes that govern carrying firearms. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Where can I take my gun? Where are guns prohibited?

These resources explain where guns may be prohibited in Texas and under what circumstances.


Religious Properties:


Open Carry & Campus Carry

Open carry & campus carry laws passed in 2015:

Explanations of Texas open carry & campus carry laws: