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 chapter authorizes counties with populations of 1 million or more to regulate the discharge of explosives and firearms in certain situations. It also allows for the regulation of shooting ranges in certain situations.
This page provides an overview of Texas gun laws relating to a county or city's ability to regulate firearms and gun ranges. The authors cite to several Texas Attorney General Opinions that have interpreted these laws. The page is provided by the Giffords Law Center, a nonprofit devoted to preventing gun violence.