Texas Gun Laws

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Mark Woodward

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.


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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 ConditionsOriginalRenewal
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

SubjectHandgunsLong GunsNotes
Carry permit requiredYesNoPolicy is Shall Issue.
Purchase permit requiredNoNo
Registration of firearmNoNo
Open carry allowedYesYes
Background checks on private gun sales requiredNoNo
Magazine size restrictionNoNo

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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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Karen Seale

I live in Texas. I have a Virginia Non Residence LTC. I want to switch back to a Texas LTC. What do I have to do? Start completely over?

William E Divel
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William E Divel

Can I open carry my handgun in tx if I’m from NC

Stephen White
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Stephen White

Shouldn’t be a problem of you have a CCW..I’m In virginia and definitely do not open carry.

Deuce
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Deuce

You can open carry in TX if you have a LTC in NC & it’s reciprocal in TX.

Deuce
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Deuce

But to me the whole purpose of carrying is to conceal it…that way the bad guys don’t know you’re armed. I have my LTC and never open carry.

Michael
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Michael

I bought a hand gun threw a private sell, I’m also under 21. I feel more comfortable with it in my truck while I’m at work (I work out of town) is it illegal to carry my firearm in my vehicle?

Deuce
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Deuce

Too many unanswered circumstances/questions here. But the bottom line since you’re under 21 it’s not legal for you to have a handgun anywhere in the state of TX. Long gun (rifle or shotgun yes; pistol no).

Dave
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Dave

Deuce’s answer is not correct. A legally owned handgun may be carried in a vehicle in TX as long as it’s concealed, even without a permit. The law doesn’t say we can’t “have” a handgun anywhere in the state of TX if we’re under 21, it (and Federal law) says we can’t buy from a dealer.

Dave
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Dave

Join the diHere’s the law:

The Motorist Protection Act (HB1815) became effective 9/1/07. No mention of age

Stephen Rivera
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Stephen Rivera

I’m a Texan with a Virginia nonresident CHP , is this legal in Texas

Hunter Jones
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Hunter Jones

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

Since VA is a state Texas recognizes, as long as you’re 21+ you’re good.

Joe
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Joe

If I have a warrant for a speeding ticket, can I have a gun in my vehicle

Deuce
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Deuce

Technically, if you’re over 21 and not a felon yes. You do NOT need a LTC in TX to have a loaded pistol in your vehicle (as long as it doesn’t leave the vehicle & once again you’re legal to own it). BUT….if it were me and I knew I had a warrant I wouldn’t take the chance. Think ahead of how it could play out; 1-cops pull you over 2-run your plates & know you have a warrant when approaching your vehicle, 3- Then you tell them you have a weapon….probably a recipe for disaster. Just my opinion.

James Cole
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James Cole

If I am walking down a street, legally open carrying a rifle (without a LTC), is it legal to have the rifle loaded?

Jsolano
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Jsolano

Yes you can legally open carry a rifle as long as it is not carried in a manner that someone will find it as a threat. You can also legally open carry a firearm but you must have a LTC in Texas. You can open carry a firearm in NM which does not require a LTC to open carry, only to conceal.

Frank
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Frank

I have my license carry, how many guns I can carry?

GLL
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GLL

How many guns can you carry?

Nick
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Nick

I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter do to I know of multiple ppl who carry 2 handguns (concealed)

Frank
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Frank

How may gun I can carry I have my texas license carry .

OJ Sills
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OJ Sills

Hello Frank, Texas Law does not stipulate how many firearms you may carry, just that if carried openly they be in a holster. Texas law also does not stipulate that you have to carry one way or the other, you can conceal one handgun and openly carry another in a holster at the same time if you wanted to. You also must have your license on your person.
http://www.bcsgunclass.thinkific.com

Johanne
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Johanne

So for 411.205 police don’t need reasonable suspicion to detain you and ask for your license? How does that work? I understand that to some extent it makes people feel safe but getting constantly stopped and asked in a state that Legally allows open carry kinda makes it feel like an infringement to the gun owner.

Deuce
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Deuce

Nope. Because as f&$ked up as our society is, they’re just protecting themselves & general public by ensuring you’re legal to carry. But to my point early if you have an LTC why open carry?? It lets the bad guys know you have a gun & opens yourself to possible harassment from law enforcement. Conceal it!

Oscar Brown
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Oscar Brown

I tried to purchase a hand gun at a local sporting store I filled out the paper work it came back and said delay I could not purchase the gun they said at the sporting g store that they will be notified on decision then the store will call me let me know if or if I can’t buy a gun what I want to know what do it mean they have a delay I have to wait will somebody who know the answer please email me and tell me 0sbar143@hotmail.com

The Law
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The Law

You’re a towelhead. So, you won’t get a gun in Texas.

Thekid
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Thekid

It could mean a lot of things. If happen to me also. The FBI had to recheck my name that came up of a watch list. The spelling was 1 letter off. I was delayed for 24 hours on a long gun back in 2009, after that it only took about 30min.. But now that I have a LTC I show my lic at the gun store and walk right out. NO WAITING!

OJ
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OJ

Hello Oscar, I am an FFL and can advise you that a delay response means your name/information has been matched with a similar name and similar descriptive information has been associated with a record containing a potential state or federal firearm prohibition. It could be minor or it could be serious. In any event, you need to look into it as it could mean someone is using your identity and information and they may have committed a crime and if you get stopped by the police for any reason, you would get the surprise of your life I imagine.

Philip Owens
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Philip Owens

I bought a hangun in Arizona where no license to CCW is needed. I was traveling to Tennessee and was homeless. I was sleeping in Austin when I was awake no by 4 cops. My handgun was on me at the time, I was only in Austin for 17 hours and I was arrested and put in jail. Now I have a charge. marlboro@email.marlboro.com

Belle
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Belle

The law says we can conceal carry in a shoulder or belt holster…but does it have to be on you? It does not say that the holster has to br on you. So, may I carry my gun in a holster in my purse?

OJ Sills
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OJ Sills

The requirement for a holster is for open-carry. If you are carrying your firearm in a purse or backpack, that is considered concealed. The rule for a holster does not apply. http://www.bcsgunclass.thinkific.com

darylkrone
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darylkrone

My mn permit is not valid in Texas can I lock gun up as well as bullets in lock boxes and drive threw Texas knowing it’s more then a day drive

Deuce
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Deuce

Yes. There is no law against that. Actually in TX you can have a loaded weapon in your vehicle without having a license to carry (as long as you’re 21 & not a felon). So taking those extra precautions would be viewed kindly if you were to get pulled over.

Joe Garza
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Joe Garza

In Texas it’s legal to carry in a state park, but the description doesn’t say you need a concealed license. Can you clarify?

Deuce
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Deuce

In TX you must have a LTC (license to carry) to carry a weapon anywhere outside your home or vehicle.

David
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David

If you are a veteran are you still required to take the class and shooting test or can providing a copy of your discharge paperwork (DD214) authorize you to bypass that part of the application process for a license to carry? Thank you in advance.

Paul
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Paul

If you have a range card from the last 10 years you can bypass the range qualification

OJ Sills
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OJ Sills

Active duty military and Veterans only have to take the classroom portion. If you can provide your range card or other proof of range qualification, it doesn’t matter if it’s pistol or rifle, then you can bypass the shooting portion. You will have to submit that verification when you submit your application and classroom verification.

Richard Kort
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Richard Kort

I’m from Pa and hold from Pa a concealed weapon permit I am in Texas which is recipercating state with Pa do I have to get a concealed weapon permit from Texas also

TexasAviator
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TexasAviator

Did you move to Texas? Then yes, you need to obtain a TX LTC. If you’re just visiting, then no, you don’t need to get a TX permit.

Black Rain
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Black Rain

If you change it to non resident then your ok.Texas acknowledges non residents cwp

Chris
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Chris

A Virginia Non-resident is the way a lot of Texans are going anyways. Classes and test all online/mail.

John
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John

Florida, actually—as Virginia is much more expensive. Texans who are wise with their wallets will apply for a FL CWL instead of Virginia. Same process less cash. I have both TX ltc and FL CWL.

Bev
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Bev

I have a CCDW from Kentucky and now am a Texas resident. Do I still need to go through the process to be issued a carry permit in Texas?

Black Rain
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Black Rain

You can either get a Texas LTC or change yours to Kentucky non resident and save some money.

Jordan
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Jordan

So do I need a permit to open carry or not? I am so confused at this website.

Thomas
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Thomas

Texas requires a license to carry wether it be concealed or open. If it is on your person, you need a license.

Jason
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Jason

Yes. You need to get a LTC which is a revised concealed handgun license in order to conceal or open carry. If you have either conceal permit or LTC then yes you can open carry. Be safe..

Jason Robin Sr
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Jason Robin Sr

Yes. You need either conceal permit or LTC license to carry. If you have either your good to go. Open carry away

Joe V
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Joe V

I know your handgun has to be conceled in your car if you don’t have a chl. Can it also be loaded? Or does it have to empty?

Concerned
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Concerned

It’s written very confusing isn’t it!
In almost every section of this site vehicle carry is specifically addressed but the TX section refers you to “see details” then doesn’t give any!

James
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James

Your choice

OJ Sills
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OJ Sills

In your vehicle it doesn’t matter if it’s loaded or unloaded. The same as within your home. You don’t have to have a license to have a firearm in your home or vehicle and there is no law on the books concerning whether or not it’s loaded. http://www.bcsgunclass.thinkific.com

marie
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marie

if my boyfriend is in a motorcycle club can I carry my gun on me when I ride with him

Bwinecarry40
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Bwinecarry40

Of coarse you can. You’re still protecting yourself.

Deuce
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Deuce

Yes…as long as you have a LTC. If you don’t have your LTC than no. But here’s the caveat. If you don’t have your license you can carry it on a motorcycle as long as it’s in a saddle bag (or something similar). If you carry it on your person (in your pants, jacket, etc) you must have your LTC to do so.