Here is a summary of the conceal carry law in Texas:

  • Who can conceal carry? Anyone who is at least 21 years old and not prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law can conceal carry a handgun in Texas.
  • Where can you conceal carry? You can conceal carry a handgun in most public places in Texas, including streets, sidewalks, parks, and businesses that do not prohibit firearms. However, there are some places where conceal carry is prohibited, such as:
    • Schools
    • Courthouses
    • Government buildings
    • Businesses that serve alcohol
    • Amusement parks
    • Secured areas of airports
  • How do you conceal carry? When you conceal carry a handgun, you must keep it in a holster. The holster must be designed to keep the handgun concealed from view.
  • What are the penalties for violating the conceal carry law? If you are caught conceal carrying a handgun in a prohibited place, you could be charged with a misdemeanor. The penalties for a misdemeanor conviction vary, but they could include a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to a year in jail.

Is there a difference between open carry and conceal carry in Texas?

Yes, there is a difference between open carry and conceal carry in Texas. Open carry means that you can carry a handgun in a holster that is visible to the public. Conceal carry means that you can carry a handgun in a holster that is concealed from view.

Can I conceal carry in Texas if I’m not a resident?

Yes, you can conceal carry in Texas if you are not a resident. However, you will need to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) from the Texas Department of Public Safety. You can apply for an LTC online or by mail.

What are the benefits of having a concealed carry permit in Texas?

There are several benefits to having a concealed carry permit in Texas. For example, you can carry a handgun in more places, and you may be able to avoid some of the penalties for violating the conceal carry law. Additionally, having a concealed carry permit shows that you have been trained in the safe handling of firearms.

I hope this summary was helpful. If you have any other questions about conceal carry laws in Texas, please consult with an attorney.thumb_upthumb_downuploadGoogle itmore_vert