Gun Laws in Texas

State Law Background

Among other things, Texas requires state officials to report firearm-prohibiting mental health records to the federal database used for firearm purchaser background checks.

Texas law does not, however:

State of Gun Violence Factsheet

In 2017, Texas had the 27th highest gun death rate among the states. Although thousands of crime guns from other states are brought into Texas each year, nearly 85% of Texas crime guns were originally sold in the state.

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.