Where Can You Take a Gun?

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Civilian Carry of Firearms in Texas
Nonlicensed Civilian
Licensed Civilian
Location
Long gun
Handgun
Long gun
Handgun
Routine carry in public places not licensed to sell alcohol, and which are not posted with a 30.06 sign.
Legal
Misd.
Legal
Legal
A persons' own premises or premises under their control, including in their motor vehicle or boat.
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Employees at their workplace but not while parking.
Policy
Policy
Policy
Policy
The premises of businesses licensed to sell alcohol.
Felony
Felony
Legal
Legal
A business receiving 51% of its income from serving alcohol.
Felony
Felony
Felony
Felony
School premises, without permission.
Felony
Felony
Felony
Felony
Professional sporting event.
Legal
Misd.
Legal
Misd.
Premises of a paramutual race track: horse or dog racing.
Felony
Felony
Felony
Felony
Voting place, including during early voting. Don't carry past the "No Campaigning" signs.
Felony
Felony
Felony
Felony
The premises of a courtroom, without permission.
Felony
Felony
Felony
Felony
Secure area of an airport, inside the metal detectors.
Felony
Felony
Felony
Felony
Correctional facility.
Felony
Felony
Felony
Felony
On another person's property, after effective 30.06 notification.
Legal
Misd.
Legal
Misd.
On another person's property where there is a PC 30.05 `no trespass with firearms` notification.
Misd.
Misd.
Misd.
Legal
In a hospital or nursing home, amusement park, established place of religious worship, or meeting of a governmental entity where 30.06 is not posted.
Legal
Misd.
Legal
Legal
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:

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