Gun Laws in Texas


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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:

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.