Texas

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Summary 
Texas is not a traditional open carry state. They also do not allow open carry, or even printing, by those who have a concealed carry permit.
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State Constitution Article I, Section 23

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.

Minimum Age to OC N/A
Preemption Complete state preemption of firearms laws except localities may regulate the carrying of firearms

 

  • In public parks
  • At public meetings of a county, municipality or other governmental body
  • At a political rally, parade or official political meeting
  • At a nonfirearm-related school, college or professional athletic event

 

NOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms

Open Car Carry You may carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle only if it is concealed
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet Determined

NOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders

College Carry Carry Prohibited by Statute

NOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions

Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
State Law
Official Documents
State Organizations
Local Ordinances
Concealed Carry Available at Handgunlaw.us