Are you one of the millions of Americans who owns a firearm? Carrying a concealed firearm is becoming more and more common. Knowing the specific laws in your locality is the best way to be sure that your firearm is being legally carried and that you can avoid any issue. Texas has specific laws that are unique to Texas when it comes to your right to conceal and carry a firearm. Answering the question, “does Texas allow concealed firearms?” is more difficult than you might imagine.
Put simply, yes. Texas does allow concealed firearms. However you do have to meet some important stipulations. What exactly is concealed carry anyways? This just means out of plain view, (such as under your shirt, in a pocket, in or a handbag, etc). In order to legally carry a firearm concealed, you have to have a concealed carry license issued by the state of Texas.
In order to get this license you must meet specific requirements. First, you must submit to a background check, you must take the appropriate classes, and you must take a shooting test in which you demonstrate your ability to use your firearm correctly.
If you meet these requirements, odds are you are going to be given your carry conceal license. There are some stipulations however that even if you have met these requirements that will disqualify you from being able to get a carry conceal license. If you are a felon, if you have certain infractions on your record, or if you have any criminal record that might prevent you from owning a firearm, you are not going to be able to get your carry conceal license.
It is important to know the gun laws and restrictions in your area so you can avoid any legal problems. If you have questions or need help with legal issues you’re facing, then contact a law firm such as Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC (www.tgelaw.com). They can help you understand your rights and assist you in resolving any issue you may be facing.