What is the Process of Obtaining a Gun/Firearm in Texas?

Texas values the second amendment right to bear arms. It is important to understand Texas gun laws in order to prevent yourself from facing gun charges. By understanding what you can and cannot do when obtaining a gun permit or registering your gun, you can be a more responsible gun owner. At the Gonzalez Law Group, we are committed to protecting Texas residents’ gun rights. If you were charged with a gun crime, contact our experienced Texas criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case.

Do I need a gun permit to own a handgun in Texas?

You do not need a gun permit to own a handgun in Texas. If you are above the age of 21, you have the right to purchase and possess a handgun without the need for a permit. Additionally, you do not need a permit if you would like to carry a handgun concealed.

Do I need to get a permit to own a shotgun or rifle in Texas?

With shotguns and rifles, you are able to obtain both without a permit as long as you are over the age of 18.

Do I have to register handguns or long arms in Texas?

It is not required that you register a handgun or long arm in the state of Texas.

Do I need an owner’s license to possess a firearm in Texas?

Under Texas law for firearms, you do not need an owner’s license in order to possess a firearm.

Am I allowed to carry a concealed firearm in Texas?

You may be able to carry a concealed firearm in Texas. However, you must obtain a permit to carry it concealed. This permit must explicitly grant permission to carry concealed in order to legally do so.

If you would like to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm in Texas, contact The Gonzalez Law Group today to get more information.

What is the Castle Doctrine?

The Castle Doctrine allows Texas resistents the right to use deadly force against intruders in their homes. As a Texas resident, you are able to protect yourself in the event that there are unlawful or forced intrusions in your home. This means that if someone breaks into your home, you have the right to use your firearm for self-defense purposes.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.