Do I need a license to carry a handgun in Texas?

September 2, 2021


Many Texans have heard that a new bill allows people to carry a handgun without a license in Texas, but aren't clear on the specifics. The bill in question is House Bill 1927, which went into effect on September 1st. While the bill does allow certain individuals to carry a handgun without a license, it does not extend this option to everyone. 

We've added a Legal FAQ on HB 1927 to help address questions people may have about the new bill, and you can also find more info on the Carry of Firearms page of our Gun Laws guide

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