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.
Refer to this list for information about LTC reciprocity between states. Provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, this list indicates whether or not Texas has an agreement with the state and provides a copy of the agreement.
This title provides essential information for anyone looking to carry a firearm across state lines. A brief, one page summary of relevant gun laws is provided for each of the 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico. Many common traveling issues for gun owners are discussed such as firearms and national parks, motorcycle issues, universally restricted areas, the Castle doctrine, and traveling by air, cruise ship, train, and Greyhound bus. A national reciprocity list is also provided to identify each states recognize permits from other states. New to this edition is information on vehicle gun possession at colleges and right of self-defense or "stand your ground" laws.