State Law Background

Among other things, Texas requires the reporting of mentally ill individuals to the federal database used for firearm purchaser background checks.

Texas law does not, however:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

In 2016, Texas had the 28th highest rate of gun deaths among the states. In addition, according to data published by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in 2016, Texas exported the third largest number of crime guns among the states, though its per capita rate of gun crime exports was the 13th lowest among the states.

Texas Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Texas, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.