The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution gives individuals throughout the United States the right to possess, and, under certain circumstances, use firearms. However, these rights vary from state to state, so if you are a gun owner in Texas, or are looking to become one, you must continue reading to learn more about the gun laws in Texas so you are always acting in accordance with the law. Please continue reading, and if you have been charged with a gun crime, give our experienced Houston criminal defense attorney a call today. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning gun laws in Texas:
Does Texas law require a permit to own a shotgun or a rifle?
If you are over the age of 18, you do not need a permit to own a shotgun or a rifle in Texas.
Do I have to get a gun permit to purchase a handgun in Texas?
You do not. If you are over the age of 21, you should be allowed to legally purchase and own a handgun without a permit. That being said, if you wish to carry a handgun concealed, you will need a permit.
Does Texas law require me to have an owner’s license to possess a firearm?
You do not need to have an owner’s license to possess a firearm in Texas.
Do I have to register handguns or long arms in Texas?
Texas law does not require individuals to register their handguns or long arms.
What do I have to do to carry a firearm concealed in Texas?
To carry a firearm concealed, you will need to obtain a permit that gives you permission to do so.
Does Texas law recognize the Castle Doctrine?
Yes, it does. Essentially, the Castle Doctrine states that all residents of dwellings and homes are lawfully permitted to use deadly force to protect themselves from unlawful or forced intrusions. Simply put, if someone breaks into your home, you are, generally, authorized to use a firearm to protect yourself.
If you have any additional questions concerning your gun rights in Texas, or you are being wrongfully accused of committing a gun crime, please do not hesitate to give our knowledgeable Texas criminal defense attorneys a call today. We are here to help you through every step of the process ahead.
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