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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.

Local Regulation of Firearms & Shooting Ranges


Texas Law

Below you will find references to Texas statutes that govern a local government's ability to regulate firearms and gun ranges. 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."