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Gun Laws

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

Felons & Firearms


Texas and Federal Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Penal Code and federal law that govern possession of firearms by felons. 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.

Explained in "Plain English"

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."

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