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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.

"Castle Doctrine" / "Stand Your Ground"


Texas Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Penal Code that govern the use of deadly force for self-defense. 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 law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."