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2 nd amendment bill of rights us constitution 1791
2nd Amendment, Bill of Rights, US Constitution, 1791
  • “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
1934 national firearms act
1934 National Firearms Act
  • Calls for special registration for:
  • Machineguns
  • Suppressors
  • Short Barreled Rifles
  • Short Barreled Shotguns
the assault weapon ban
The “Assault Weapon Ban”
  • Title XI of the Federal Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 banned the manufacture and import of a certain class of guns defined by Congress as "Assault Weapons."
  • Expired automatically on September 13th, 2004
what is an assault weapon

Detachable Magazine and two or more of the following:

Folding or telescopic stock

Pistol grip protruding conspicuously beneath the stock

Bayonet mount

Flash suppressor or threaded barrel

Grenade launcher*


Detachable Magazine and two or more of the following:

Magazine that attaches outside of the pistol grip

Threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer**

Shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned

Manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded

Semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm

What is an assault weapon?
texas law
Texas Law
  • "Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime." Article 1, Section 23. Texas Constitution
texas gun law purchase
Texas Gun Law: Purchase
  • 18+ For Long Guns- Rifles, Shotguns and appropriate ammunition
  • 21+ For Handguns and appropriate ammunition
  • No Waiting Period
  • No Limit on Purchases
  • No Registration, Training, or Permit Required
  • No State Background Check
  • Federal NICS (National Instant Criminal BC System) Still applies
texas gun law transport
Texas Gun Law: Transport
  • No Restrictions on Long Guns
  • W/o Conceal Carry License (State issued or Reciprocity), no handguns “on or about one’s person” in a vehicle
  • CCL’s from many states recognized and respected