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Old 04-01-2007, 10:06 AM
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Could someone please tell me about firearm laws in Texas?
Anything needed to simply own one? How bout transporting it or buying ammunition?
These laws can really vary from state to state.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:04 PM
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Thank you for the link for the concealed info. Is there nothing required for owning firearms if you are not concealing? Where I am at you have to have a FOID card.................firearm owner's identification card which has to go through the state police. You can't own, purchase, or even get ammo without it. Thanks again.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:15 PM
 
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I don't know anything about ammunition, but no permit or license is required to own a firearm in Texas. Hope that helps. Believe me, that's all I know about the subject.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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If you do not have a concealed license you can not just walk into a gun store and buy a gun and leave w/ it. You will have to go thru a waiting period and during that time (3 days I believe) a background check will be conducted. Your information is gathered and sent in to all of the required state and federal agencies. Only upon approval will you then be able to leave the store w/ a gun. As for purchasing ammo, no wait period. To obtain a concealed license you have to take a course. If the instructor feels that any person in their class should not be allowed to carry they will not give you a certificate of completion and they will turn your name into the state. So our gun laws are not as relaxed as some believe.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
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Bought a handgun 10 years ago had to waitaybe 3 days. Bought another one 5 years ago had to wait 3 hours. Just long enough for a "background check". Transporting is only from the store to your house. Or from your house to the gun range. etc, you get the point. You can not just carry it in your car. While transporting the weapon and ammo must be stored unloaded and not in reach. i.e. in the trunk. Concealed carry permit license nullifies these restrictions, but needs renewal. I am not sure that a Permit nullifies the "background check" I think that goes either way. New law as of Sept 1st Texans now have the right to defend their vehicle and place of business from attackers.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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If you have a concealed license you do not have the 3 day wait period. Then it is just the short wait while they confirm everything.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I bought a handgun before Christmas, filled out a bunch of paperwork, and they called a number for the National Instant Check System. I walked out with the gun the same day, after about a 10 minute wait.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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The new state laws gives a person the right to defend his automobile,home, or business with lethal force without threat of a civil suit. Bout time the state passed a good law!!!
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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Im happy about that law where you can have the gun in your car. At least thats what I understand. Before I think you had to have it locked in the trunk with no bullets and clip out. Whats the point??? I would like to have the right to carry it on my side and in my car legally. My uncle does this in NM. Although he is not allowed to bring it into certain, possibly all stores. I remember he couldnt bring it into grocery stores.
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