Where Can You Take Your Gun?
This chart looks simple. Texas law is not. Please click on the hot words for footnote information.
|Civilian Carry of Firearms in Texas|
|Routine carry in public places not licensed to sell alcohol, and which are not posted with a 30.06 and/or 30.07 sign(s).|
|A persons’ own premises or premises under their control, including in their motor vehicle or boat.|
|Employees at their workplace but not while parking.|
|The premises of businesses licensed to sell alcohol.|
|A business receiving 51% of its income from serving alcohol.|
|School premises, without permission.|
|Professional sporting event.|
|Premises of a parimutuel race track: horse or dog racing.|
|Voting place, including during early voting. Don’t carry past the “No Campaigning” signs.|
|The premises of a courtroom, without permission.|
|Secure area of an airport, inside the metal detectors.|
|On another person’s property, after effective 30.06/30.07 notification.|
|On another person’s property where there is a PC 30.05 ‘no trespass with firearms’ notification.|
|In a hospital or nursing home, amusement park, established place of religious worship, or meeting of a governmental entity where 30.06 and/or 30.07 is not posted.|
|On Federal Property and national parks.||This chart reflects Texas law; the Federal government sets its own rules on Federal property. Obey all signs and call for information before visiting.|
Persons who are not included in this chart:
- Under Texas law, law enforcement officers and LTC-licensed judges can carry firearms almost anywhere, whether they are on or off duty.
- On duty security officers must operate by security officer, not LTC, rules. An on-duty officer must be properly certified to carry a handgun or club. Except as provided by their written policies, they may not carry a handgun where a civilian is prohibited from carrying a long gun.
- Under Texas law parole and probation officers, in the actual discharge of official duties and as provided by their written policies, may carry a weapon almost anywhere in the state.
- A guard at a penal institution, in the actual discharge of official duties, may carry a handgun or club. Except as provided by their written policies, they may not carry a handgun where a civilian is prohibited from carrying a long gun.
- Military personnel in the actual discharge of official duties may carry a handgun or club. Except as provided by their written policies, they may not carry a handgun where a civilian is prohibited from carrying a long gun.