Some states place limitations on firearm possession and sales. These are the restriction on firearms in Texas:
No, they don't.
No, the only background check that is done is a federal "instant check". There is no state-based criminal background check. Texas doesn't have a waiting period to buy a gun and so no "cooling off period" to prevent crimes of passion.
No, but you need a permit (a concealed weapons permit, CCW) from the police to carry a weapon in public. You have to be 21 to get such a permit.
No, there is no requirement of a license to purchase or own a firearm. However, people convicted of certain crimes cannot possess firearms.
No, there is no ban of these weapons in Texas. Federal law does prevent the sale of some assault weapons, but the federal law will expire in 2004 unless Congress renews it.
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