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Several Texas Firearm Laws Take Effect in September

Texas is one of the most gun-friendly states in the nation. Now that there are several state firearm laws that went into effect on September 1, 2019, gun restrictions have become more laxed.

Here are the firearm laws that are now effective:

  • House Bill 1143 – School employees and parents can store a firearm or ammunition in a locked vehicle on school grounds, as long as the gun isn’t in plain view.
  • House Bill 1387 – This law increases how many armed school marshals a school district can hire.
  • Senate Bill 535 – Licensed handgun owners can legally carry their firearms in places of worship (e.g. churches, mosques, synagogues, etc.).
  • House Bill 302 – Homeowners and landlords cannot prevent a resident from lawfully owning, possessing, or transferring a firearm or ammunition in the property.
  • House Bill 2363 – For personal protection purposes, some foster homes can store guns and ammunition in a secure and safe place.
  • House Bill 1177 – Residents cannot be charged with a criminal offense for possessing a firearm while evacuating from a local or state disaster area.

If you have been charged with a firearm offense in Dallas, our legal team at the Law Offices of Robert Gregg can help you avoid criminal conviction or reduce the charges and penalties you face. With more than 100,000 cases handled throughout Texas, we understand what it takes to uphold your Second Amendment right to bear arms.

For more information about the new gun laws, contact us today at (214) 891-7536.