Texas Gun Laws

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Texas is classed as a "shall Issue" state with the law regulating ownership of firearms to any person at least 18 years old. Texas gun laws do not regulate the possession of firearms so any person, no matter what age, can possess a firearm as long as they are not a felon. To purchase a handgun a person must be at least 21 years old if buying from a federally licensed dealer. Licences to carry are issued to both residents and non-residents with a 4-6 hour training course required. Open carry is legal provided the handgun is in a shoulder or belt holster.


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Mark Woodward

Texas is classed as a "shall Issue" state with the law regulating ownership of firearms to any person at least 18 years old. Texas gun laws do not regulate the possession of firearms so any person, no matter what age, can possess a firearm as long as they are not a felon. To purchase a handgun a person must be at least 21 years old if buying from a federally licensed dealer. Licences to carry are issued to both residents and non-residents with a 4-6 hour training course required. Open carry is legal provided the handgun is in a shoulder or belt holster.

Texas is classed as a "shall Issue" state with the law regulating ownership of firearms to any person at least 18 years old. However, Texas gun laws do not regulate the possession of firearms so any person, no matter what age, can possess a firearm as long as they are not a felon. To purchase a handgun a person must be at least 21 years old if buying from a federally licensed dealer. Licences to carry are issued to both residents and non-residents with a 4-6 hour training course required. Open carry is legal provided the handgun is in a shoulder or belt holster.

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Carry In Vehicle SEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
State Park Carry YES
Gun Signs Enforced YES
Open Carry SEE DETAILS
Restaurant Carry YES
Constitutional Carry NO
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Texas reciprocity guide for LTC licenses

All non-resident permits from states that Texas honors will be accepted in Texas as long as the holder of the permit is at least 21 years old.

Texas has signed reciprocity agreements with 31 other states which can be viewed at the Texas Department of Public Safety's website.

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Resident Licences
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Non-Resident Licences
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

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California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington.

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Washington D.C.
Rhode Island - Only permits issued by the Rhode Island Attorney General will be honored by Texas
Ohio - Permits must have been issued or renewed after 3/23/15 to be honored in Texas.

411.174 - Non-resident licence


Overview of the Texas LTC license

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Texas state flag
  • Issue policy - Shall Issue
  • Issued to - Residents & Non-Residents
  • License Fee - $40
  • License Valid - 5 years

Pistol license Overview

The Texas License To Carry (LTC) is issue to qualified applicants who are at least 21 years old or 18 if in the military. The license is also required if a person wants to carry a handgun openly. Previously the handgun permit was called a Concealed Handgun License CHL however this was changed to License To Carry (LTC) in January 2016.

Applications for a license are handled by the Department of Public Safety who require first time applications to be made online. There is a fee of $40 with the license being valid for 5 years.

Non-Resident Licenses

Non-residents can apply online for a Texas LTC or mail in the forms. The application will need to contain the following;
  1. A color copy of your state drivers license or ID card. There must be a copy of the front and back.
  2. A handgun proficiency certificate that is not more than two years old.

Texas Non-Resident License is valid in:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, DE, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, NM, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

Handgun Training

All applicants are required to complete a 4-6 hour instruction course set by the state and taught by a licensed instructor. The cost of the courses varies but on average are around $100-$125. Course topics usually include state gun laws, handgun safety, liability and conflict resolution. There is a written and practical part to the course with the practical qualification requiring 50 rounds of ammunition to be fired. Once the course has been passed the instructor will supply a Certificate of Training (CHL-100) which the student must submit to the DPS.


Requirements to qualify for a Texas LTC license

  • Is a legal resident of this state for the six-month period preceding the date of application under this subchapter or is otherwise eligible for a license under Section 411.173(a);
  • Is at least 21 years of age; or at least 18 if you are a member or veteran of the US Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard or was discharged under honorable conditions.
  • Has not been convicted of a felony;
  • Is not charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment;
  • Is not a fugitive from justice for a felony or a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense;
  • Is not a chemically dependent person;
  • Is not incapable of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and storage of a handgun;
  • Has not, in the five years preceding the date of application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of an offense under Section 42.01, Penal Code, or equivalent offense;
  • is fully qualified under applicable federal and state law to purchase a handgun;
  • Has not been finally determined to be delinquent in making a child support payment administered or collected by the attorney general;
  • Has not been finally determined to be delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the comptroller, the tax collector of a political subdivision of the state, or any agency or subdivision of the state;
  • Is not currently restricted under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order affecting the spousal relationship, other than a restraining order solely affecting property interests;
  • Has not, in the 10 years preceding the date of application, been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct violating a penal law of the grade of felony; and
  • Has not made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted pursuant to Section 411.174.
  • Federal Law Requirements

texas LTC license to carry


How to apply for a Texas LTC license

Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Download the application form or submit an online application.
  2. Schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. All fingerprints must be submitted through L-1 Enrollment Services
  3. Applicants must also complete 4 - 6 hours of classroom training and pass a written exam and then pass a proficiency demonstration (shooting). The classroom training can be done online.
  4. Once training is completed you must submit a Certificate of Training to the Dept. of Public Safety to complete the application.

If you are making the application by mail send your application to;
Texas Department of Public Safety
Concealed Handgun - MSC 0245
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX

NON-RESIDENTS
Out of state residents must supply a color copy, front and back, of your state drivers license or ID card. A proficiency certificate not greater than two years old from a course approved by the DPS. Non-Residents can make applications online or via mail. Application for a Handgun License


How to renew your Texas LTC license

  • Handgun license renewals can be submitted 6 months prior to the expiration date of the license.
  • Renewals can be made up to 12 months after the expiration date of license.
  • Renewal applications made after 12 months from the expiry date will be treated as a new application.
  • From the 1 September, 2013 renewal applicants no longer have to attend a training class.
  • Renewals can be made online
  • You will usually be notified about 6 months before your license expires to renew it.

Schedule of fee's for a Texas LTC license

Application Conditions Original Renewal
Individual $40 $40
Active Judicial or Probation Officer $25 $25
Retired Judicial Officer $25 $25
Active Military/Peace Officer/Correctional Officer/County Jailer $0 $0
Retired Peace Officer/Federal Officer $25 $25
Senior Citizen $40 $35
Veteran (Honorably Discharged) $25 $25
State Fee Schedule

Essential forms for a Texas LTC license


Off-limit places in Texas for carrying a firearm

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Places listed as off limits apply even if you have a Texas license to carry.

Off-limits

  • On the premises of a business that derives 51% or more of its income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption
  • On the premises where a high school, collegiate, or professional sporting or interscholastic event is taking place
  • On the premises of a correctional facility
  • *On the premises of a hospital or nursing home
  • *In a permanent amusement park
  • *On the premises of a church, synagogue, or other place of worship
  • *At any meeting of a governmental entity
  • It is an offense to carry a handgun if the person is intoxicated
  • It is an offense to carry a handgun un-holstered and in plain view
  • Members of criminal street gangs are prohibited from carrying a concealed handgun
  • It is an offense to carry a concealed handgun if a person is involved in criminal activity
  • Polling places on day of election
  • Premises of a Racetrack
  • Secured area of airport
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

* The sections marked with an asterisk (*) do not apply if the person was not given effective notice under Section 30.06 or 30.07. (And must be posted with approved signage)

Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Texas gun laws & statutes

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Texas state capitol building
All the most important Texas gun laws you should be aware of are listed below. Make yourself familiar with these laws before carry a firearm.
Summary table
Subject Handguns Long Guns Notes
Carry permit required Yes No Policy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit required No No
Registration of firearm No No
Open carry allowed Yes Yes
Background checks on private gun sales required No No
Magazine size restriction No No

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Texas gun laws you need to know

Vehicle carry

(With no pistol license)

YES
Any person who can legally possess a handgun can carry it within a vehicle.

However, if you do not have a Texas license to carry or a firearms license from another state that Texas honors then the firearm must be concealed in the glove box, console or other area but not on your person.

If you do have a LTC license then you can open carry in a vehicle if the firearm is in a shoulder or belt holster. And you can conceal carry in any mode you desire.

Penal code 46.02

Open carry

(With no pistol license)

NO

In order to open carry a handgun in Texas you will need a LTC license.

If you do have a LTC or other state license Texas honors then you can only open carry if the firearm is in a shoulder or belt holster. These are the only ways Texas law allows a person to open carry. The police also have authority to ask for your license to carry when you open carry.

Penal code 46.035

Must inform officer

(On contact by law)

NO

There seems to be a bit of confusion here with some websites claiming you need to inform a law enforcement officer you have a weapon. The fact is the law does not mention this and you are not legally required to inform law enforcement you have a weapon. However, the law does require you to hand over your firearm licence and ID if requested to do so by law enforcement. Please watch the video on traffic stops for more clarification.

Sec. 411.205 Requirement to Display License

State park carry

YES

It is legal to carry in the following areas;

State Parks:    YES  
State/National Forests:    YES
State Game Management Units:    YES
Road Side Rest Areas:   YES

No gun signs enforced

YES

Texas gun laws give "No Weapons" signs the force of law if they meet certain criteria. There are currently three signs that are legally enforced in Texas to prohibit carrying of weapons, an image of each of the signs is displayed below. Note that any other no weapons signs such as the traditional circle with a line through it are not enforceable or legally binding, the sign must be exactly as those pictured below to be legally enforceable.

Any establishment that derives more than 50% of their income from alcoholic beverages is required to post the 51% sign. Even with a LTC license you are not permitted to carry in these establishments.


Sign 30.06 bans concealed carry



Sign 30.07 bans the open carry of handguns


51% Sign bans carry in liquor establishments

Restaurant carry

YES

"Yes" or "No" states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with "NO GUN" signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a "Yes" then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.


Penal code 46.03

Constitutional carry

NO

Texas does not have constitutional carry.

"Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime".
(art. I § 23)

Off-limit statutes


Other CCW statutes


Miscellaneous laws


History of Texas gun laws

1871

First Texas law against concealed and open carry enacted.
 

1995

The first concealed carry law is signed by Governor George W. Bush
 

1997

Law modified to clarify carrying on premises where alcohol was served. Also established 30.06 signs as the only sign that could be used by property owners to ban carry. And removed nursing homes, hospitals, amusement parks and places of worship and government meeting where carry is automatically banned.
 

2001

Restriction added that prohibits the carrying of a firearm within 1000ft of a place of execution on the day a execution is scheduled to take place.
 

2003

The rules on licensee's from other states and reciprocity are relaxed.
 

2005

Licences can now be renewed every 5 years instead of 4. Military personnel can now obtain a license at 18 years old and license fee's are reduced for military and seniors.
 

2007

The license fee for veterans is reduced by 50% and a private auto is classified as "premises under control". The retreat requirement from the Castle Doctrine bill is removed seizing of firearms during any disaster is prohibited.
 

2009

Suspension penalty for failing to display your license to law enforcement is removed.
 

2011

Carry of handguns in boats is legalized and employers can no longer prohibit their employees from storing a handgun in their car on company parking lots.
 

2013

Training classes are reduced to 4-6 hours and campus carry on colleges is blocked.
 

Texas licensing offices

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Quickly locate the office where you can apply for a License To Carry (LTC).

Texas Department of Public Safety

Contact


Address 5805 North Lamar Blvd.

CityAustin, TX 78752-4431

Phone (512) 424-7293

Hours


Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Frequently asked questions on Texas gun laws


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Disclaimer

The information contained on this page is not legal advice but is merely a starting point for your own research. It is up to you to decide what the best course of action is for your circumstances. We are not lawyers, if you'd like individualized legal advice, we'd be happy to refer you to some law practices with known firearm specializations. It is crucial that you understand the law before you carry a firearm. Also, remember that just because a statute may clearly say one thing or another, that doesn't mean all members of law enforcement know it. That also goes for lawyers and even judges too.

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Steven
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Steven

Under Places Off Limits in Texas – This is not entirely accurate: “It is an offense to carry a concealed handgun if a person is involved in criminal activity.”

It should have an additional note – ” …, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic or boating”. This is under Penal Code Section 46.02.

Lex
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Lex

This is INACCURATE:

“Places Off Limits in Texas – On the premises of a church, synagogue, or other place of worship”

The law stipulates: “if effective notice of prohibition is given per Penal Code Chapter 30”

See question #38 at http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/faqs/index.htm

Gary
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Gary

I have recently moved from Arizona to Texas where I am now a resident and have a Texas Drivers License. As a resident, can I still legally carry with my Arizona Carry License?

Dane
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Dane

According to what i read above, ” 44 Recognized states Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming How Reciprocity Works In Texas All non-resident permits from states that Texas honors will be accepted in Texas as long as the holder of the permit is at least 21 years old.” I am curious… Read more »

Derek
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Derek

I’m not sure I would want to be in a shooting situation where the legality of my permit was called into question. Once you move to TX, get a TX resident permit. A court will find any and every reason to rip your case appart if you go to court. Give them one less angle to come at you.

This Guy
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This Guy

If you are now a permanent resident of TX you will need to get a new DL and LTC for TX.

Allan
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Allan

I was told by a local guy that does CHL training that (in my case) my MIchigan CPL became void as soon as I moved from the state, whether I still had my Michigan driver’s license or not. Not taking any chances, will take the Texas CHL training. Besides, I want to learn as much about Texas gun laws as I can.

Jeff
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Jeff

I am confused by the response in the open carry box above. Specifically, the general statement that the police have the authority under any circumstance to ask for your chl/ltc . It was my understanding for the Attorney General that the mere fact of carrying openly was not cause enough to stop a person to inspect their license. I may be missing it in the full text of 46.035. If that was allowed it would permit harassment of holders by the police.

J. Perkins
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J. Perkins

A peace officer may certainly ask for a license at any time, but that is a distinct question from whether the carrier is required to provide the license.
While neither the Texas legal code nor the attorney general has clarified whether open-carrying by itself justifies a temporary detention by a peace officer (although the Terry stop criteria would seem to indicate that it does not provide such justification), the law does indeed state that a license holder must display the LTC if a peace officer demands identification.

Victor
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Victor

This question prompts me to ask the following:

Texas Penal Code 38.02 states that an citizen is not required to provide ID to law enforcement unless having, about to, or in the process of committing a crime. However, the LTC seems to suggest law enforcement can “roll up on you” and ask for ID. If you are licensed AND carrying, you must present ID.

Am I interpreting this correctly?

Peli
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Peli

No sir. You only have to ID if lawfully arrested. LTC has been acknowledged by supreme court to be an ID. Carrying a handgun is not reason for ID. 38.02 clearly states ” (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally refuses to give his name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has lawfully arrested the person and requested the information. (b) A person commits an offense if he intentionally gives a false or fictitious name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has: (1) lawfully arrested the person; (2)… Read more »

William
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William

Check that. As your own post detailed, a person is required to ID to law enforcement when being arrested, AND when being lawfully detained. i.e.- If you get stopped for a traffic violation, you are not under arrest, you are being detained, and yes, you are required by law to identify yourself to law enforcement. And in reality, it is actually not a good idea to become instantly confrontational when interacting with law enforcement. And yes, even if its legal, refusing to speak to or identify yourself to law enforcenent IS being confrontational. At the very minimun, you will raise… Read more »

Darrell Graves
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Darrell Graves

I think the original question was concerning if your just walking down the sidewalk and are asked to show ID. Which in that case you are neither arrested or detained. In such an instance the law does not require you to show your ID. If your just walking though and are stopped without doing anything then the officer is most likely just fishing anyway.

Patrick
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Patrick

What are the laws regarding carrying a concealed handgun into a convenience store that does NOT generate 51% of income from alcohol sales, like a gas station? At many of these stores, I see signs that say something about the “unlawful carrying of a handgun” not being allowed, but they are not the usual 30.06 or 30.07 signs that I know are clear bans of any guns on the premises. Do those signs on convenience store windows and doors simply mean that if you are not legally allowed to carry a concealed handgun in Texas that you cannot walk in… Read more »

Jeff
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Jeff

The 51% sign applies to establishment such as restaurants that serve alcohol. A store would require 30.06/30.07 signage. 30.06/30.07 alerts persons if or how they are allowed to carry on the property.

Patrick
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Patrick

Thanks, but I definitely understand that. I also know that the 30.06/30.07 sign or the 51% sign are the only ones that can be used to legally ban me from taking my gun inside of an establishment. But specifically, the signs that mention the “unlawful carrying of a handgun” are the ones confusing me. What is the point to them? If you’re carrying a handgun unlawfully, isn’t it illegal anyway, no matter where it’s carried? What purpose would that particular sign serve?

Tim Heberling
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Tim Heberling

The 51% sign refers to establishments such as liquor stores. You can legally carry in restaurants unless they have the 30.06 or 30.07 signs.

Tom
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Tom

51% establishments have specific signs that need to be posted. 06 and 07 signage is different, and if the holder ignores can result in criminal trespass.

J. Perkins
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J. Perkins

The point of the “unlicensed possession” signs is to indicate to patrons that the penalty for such possession is raised from a misdemeanor to a felony since the establishment sells alcohol; they do not apply to anyone carrying a valid LTC.

Jose Musquez
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Jose Musquez

I understand that the law in Texas about carrying in church has changed but i have not been able to confirm can anybody help Thank

Juan Mangas Mochas
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Juan Mangas Mochas

This is a tricky question partner. Places of worship are the only entity exempt from posting the 30.06/30.07 signs. They are only required to inform you that they prohibit carry. The reason for the exemption was to save these entities from having to post the big, ugly signs at every door.

J. Perkins
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J. Perkins

As Steven mentioned below, Juan’s claim that places of worship are exempt from providing the legally prescribed notice to prohibit handgun carry is completely wrong.

Steven
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Steven

You are allowed to carry in any place of worship unless they post the proper (perfectly accurate) signage of 30.06/.07. HOWEVER – important note – it is a Class A misdemeanor (instead of Class C like most places) if you go past these signs armed just like amusement parks (Six Flags), hospitals & nursing homes. A church representative (not just fellow church goer) can also, just like any place else, provide you with verbal or written notice once you enter armed, and you’d have to leave or it’s a Class A misdemeanor. I don’t know what Juan is talking about,… Read more »

Hannah
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Hannah

I belong to a Texas Jewish Gun Club. I have a LTC and carry in synagogue every week. We also have security at the property entry gate. Some other places may not allow this, but it must be posted.

Tim
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Tim

It is basically up to the pastor if you can carry in the church. Some pastors don’t mind if you do, they may be carrying themselves. I have talked to my Pastor it he don’t have a problem with it, he said that there was some others that carry in chuch.

Anon
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Anon

Is it possible to get someone else’s gun license revoked because you know they are mentally & emotionally unstable when they are emotionally? I love with this person and I don’t think it’s safe for them to own a gun is there anyway I can change that?

jnathanmick
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jnathanmick

Is Illionis Concealed carry legal in virginia?

RICHARD J BOSCHSUERO
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RICHARD J BOSCHSUERO

Is it’s legal for me too carry my rifle into places that have 3006 3007 laws

Steven
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Steven

The 30.06/07 signage has nothing to do with long guns at all – in any way. The only signage that can technically bar you carrying a long gun is a TABC “Blue” sign. If you ever go to Wal-Mart, look at the front doors – they’ll have it posted.

RIc L
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RIc L

How can the TABC Blue Signs at a WalMart be enforced when they SELL firearms?

You would be in violation the moment you purchased any unlicensed weapon (shotgun, rifle, etc).

Joshua Smetzer
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Joshua Smetzer

only if it’s a 30.06, or maybe only if its any other calibre…

Patrick
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Patrick

The top of this page says signs are not enforced. The detail section at the bottom says yes, they are enforced. If it is the official 30.06 (concealed) or 30.07 (open), it does carry the force of law. If it is a gunbuster (circle with a line through it) or any other unofficial sign it does not carry the weight of law. Can we get this updated? I would recommend the top say Yes/No (see detail) and provide the detail at the bottom. Thanks!

Joe
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Joe

I have a ccp and am going to Colorado on vacation
Can I carry my pistol with my texas ccp

J. Perkins
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J. Perkins

As long as you are a Texas resident with a Texas LTC and at least twenty-one years old, you may do so, but be sure to comply with Colorado’s laws and regulations, including their restrictions on magazine capacity.

Robert-Henry
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Robert-Henry

I have a question that seems to have no answer. Pre 1898. Not considered firearms by the federal or state view. Would this require someone to have a license to carry a 1873 colt peacemaker (cap and ball variety)? Meets all criteria for consideration of not a firearm, pre 1898, black powder only, and percussion. I know this question may lead to all types of divergence from the stated question, and personally I don’t look forward to the quarreling, I’m just trying to get a straight forward answer with supporting legal documentation. I have already submitted a request for the… Read more »

Steven
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Steven

Since Texas law doesn’t recognize pre-1899 black powder weapons as being firearms, so you do NOT need a license to carry them. Penal Code 46.01 (3) “Firearm” means any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use.  Firearm does not include a firearm that may have, as an integral part, a folding knife blade or other characteristics of weapons made illegal by this chapter and that is: (A) an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899;  or (B) a replica… Read more »

Really dude
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Really dude

Texas has the sorriest reasons to not let a person get a gun permit.and it has nothing to do with guns just about collecting money.I don’t see how any one thinks this is right and constitutional and legal.

XTexasJoryX
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XTexasJoryX

Carrying in a non-state hospital, church, and amusement park IS permitted if they are not posted with the 30.06 or 30.07 signs.

Steven
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Steven

Also nursing home. Remember that carrying past those signs at those previously prohibited place is a Class A misdemeanor not the normal Class C.

Ripper Six
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Ripper Six

What if there are no 06 07 signs, and the church is also a private catholic school?

Rob
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Rob

I’m confused, above under the heading “Places Off Limits in Texas,” the website states “It is an offense to carry a concealed handgun in plain view.” I find the terms “concealed” and “in plain view” mutually exclusive. Under what circumstances could a handgun be concealed and in plain view? What am I missing here?

Josh
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Josh

Is my FLORIDA LICENSE GOOD TO STILL CARRY MY HANDGUN IN TEXAS OR DO I NEED TO GET THE TEXAS ONE !?

sam
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sam

Conceal carry in Teaxas requries a LTC?

John Doe
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John Doe

If you are asking then you most likely can’t read and shouldn’t own a gun

Aaron Davis
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Aaron Davis

John, just because someone is ignorant of the current law doesn’t mean they shouldn’t own a gun. Everyone should own a gun for the simple reason of self defense barring mental illness or other disqualifying reason presented by the state.

Sam, yes you have to have an LTC to conceal carryon open carry on your person outside of your vehicle or your personal property.

Really dude
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Really dude

John doe is the smartest man on the planet don’t ya see!?that’s why he answers like that.lol

Anthony
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Anthony

john you are the reason why ppl carry gun

Rbuglio
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Rbuglio

Your taking up valuable oxygen John Doe and your a pussy for joy using your real name. If your gonna sling crap at people you should use your gun in yourself. Ugh one in every crowd folks

Jeff
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Jeff

Someone scrolled past every important section of information and went straight to the comments

Glen Kenney
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Glen Kenney

Maine and Vermont are “permitless carry” states, but I see that they are listed as not honoring the Texas CCL. Does that mean that I would not be allowed to carry my pistol in Maine or Vermont, even though they have “permitless carry”.

Glen

John Doe
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John Doe

That’s a dumb question, since you can read and click on those States with your mouse button you clearly don’t need to own a gun

Karen Langdell
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Karen Langdell

I am from Vermont. The only laws are you cannot be a felon and if you encounter law enforcement, you need to notify. Also, unload for travel in a vehicle if you have rifles. Open carry is ok for anyone! Hope it helps.

Finally A Texan
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Finally A Texan

Damn! Maine and Vermont gun laws kicks Texas’ butt.

Ab Normal
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Ab Normal

The problem is getting to those states from anywhere else. You have to travel through NY to get there where your Constitutional 2A rights do not exist. If you carry, even disassembled, empty, and locked up it is still a felony. Law enforcement doesn’t or refuses to recognize FOPA. Get caught transporting “LEGALLY” and you are screwed.

Mike
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Mike

To carry concealed in my vehicle, do I have to have a Texas License to Carry or is my Louisiana license good?

Steven
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Steven

You do not need a license to carry of any sort to carry a firearm concealed in your vehicle in Texas. You must simply be eligible to own a firearm under the law. You may also conceal the firearm to and from your home or place of business without a license. It’s under the Motorist Protection Act of 2007 (HB 1815.) That being said, your Louisiana license allows you to act as if you had a Texas LTC for all intents and purposes as we have bilateral reciprocity.

Alisha ainsworth
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Alisha ainsworth

I have a alabama permit to carry my pistol. We are coming to visit my family that lives in texas very soon will the state of texas allow me to carry my pistol on my side in the holster without getting into trouble. Please let me know as soon as possible because i dont want to break any laws.

veteran
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veteran

Yes, look above and the State of Texas does honor the State of Alabama so you are good.

anthony
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anthony

Yes you can carry it

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