State Gun Laws
“Felons can't own guns in Texas” is an overarching statement that comes with several exceptions and stipulations. State laws only apply to “convicted” felons. This does not include felony convictions the courts have subsequently expunged, pardoned, annulled, invalidated, voided, or sealed.... read more ›
The state has no laws that restrict carrying rifles and shotguns, other than general gun prohibitions for a few people (including recent felons) and at a few places (such as K-12 schools). As of September 1, 2021, Texas no longer requires a license to carry a handgun for anyone 21 or older.... view details ›
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The prohibition for convicted felons &/or people on probation is for firearms, which a bb gun is not.... read more ›
Just because it has the word gun in its name doesn't make a pellet gun a firearm. A firearm uses pressure from a burning powder to fire, and it fires a projectile from a metal tube. As you already know, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to own or use a firearm because of the Gun Control Act.... see more ›
Convicted felons may possess daggers, dirks or stillettos in his or her residence, but may not carry them in cars or in public. The other weapons cannot be owned. Additionally, in a separate charge, felons are not permitted to own body armor if their felonies were related to an act of violence.... read more ›
Since a crossbow is not considered a firearm, felons are not restricted by the Gun Control Act from owning one. Therefore, purchasing and owning a crossbow is legal for felons as well as those without a felony conviction.... view details ›
Currently there only way for a felony to regain his rights to possess a firearm in Texas and that is through full pardon. Given the very limited number of pardons issued from the governor's office, a pardon is extremely unlikely and very expensive.... read more ›
All felonies: 3 years.... continue reading ›
- Obtain certified court documents directly through the court your case originally occurred at.
- Prepare a personal statement.
- Letters of recommendation.
- Submit your completed Pardon Application to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, General Counsel's Office.
Quoted from Wikipedia: Airguns are – “regardless of action type, caliber and muzzle energy — are considered firearms for legal purposes; e.g., air rifles are considered Class A firearms and as such are subject to licensing and registration.”... read more ›
possess a firearm if a convicted felon, with limited exception. Texas law allows the possession and use of a muzzle loading firearm if it is an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899, or is a replica of an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899 that does not use rimfire or centerfire ammunition.... view details ›
Airsoft guns are legal in Texas however one must mark the gun accordingly. One of the hallmarks of airsoft guns, and the reason they are so popular in the state involves their ability to appear realistic compared to actual military rifles.... see details ›
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BB and pellet guns are not considered to be firearms under federal law, because they expel projectiles by the action of compressed air, rather than explosives. 18 USC § 921(a)(3) defines the term "firearm," in pertinent part, as any "weapon...... see details ›
The short answer is no, felons cannot possess or hunt with black powder or muzzle loading firearms.... read more ›
Pellet guns can generally fire both styles of projectile while BB guns can only fire BBs. While both weapons are well-suited for beginners, BB guns are less powerful, while pellet guns are the stronger option.... read more ›
A. Yes. A person who has been convicted of a felony cannot possess a firearm unless the conviction is vacated, overturned, or dismissed, or the felon is pardoned. The prohibition continues indefinitely, even after probation, supervision, or community custody has ended.... view details ›
If the person was 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense (i.e. legally considered to be an adult), then the conviction will be expunged from their record 11 years after the conviction date (not the offense date).... continue reading ›
Most convicted felons and ex-felons can get a passport. However, even if you are issued a passport, it does not mean that you will be able to travel anywhere you wish. Many countries refuse to let convicted felons enter their borders, both for public safety and for political reasons.... continue reading ›
Under current law, they are restricted to hunting with bows, crossbows and antique muzzleloading guns manufactured prior to 1899 or replicas of them that do not use rimfire or centerfire ammunition.... continue reading ›
Therefore, according to the ATF it doesn't qualify as a firearm. This means that felons are not restricted from owning one under the 1968 Gun Control Act. Thus, purchasing, owning, and shooting a compound bow is legal for felons as well as those without a felony conviction.... continue reading ›
Under Texas law, he may possess while on deferred. Under 922(g), he may possess after he completes deferred. Tex. Penal Code § 46.04 prohibits those who are finally convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm before the fifth anniversary of release from "confinement" (community supervision, parole, or prison).... continue reading ›
Quoted from Wikipedia: Airguns are – “regardless of action type, caliber and muzzle energy — are considered firearms for legal purposes; e.g., air rifles are considered Class A firearms and as such are subject to licensing and registration.”... see more ›
Air guns and BB guns fall under the definition of arms and firearms according to the definitions provided by the Texas State Parks Department.... view details ›
The short answer is no, felons cannot possess or hunt with black powder or muzzle loading firearms.... see more ›
2 attorney answers. Under federal law, felons may not possess firearms. Firearms are defined (in part) as weapons which shoot a projectile by an explosive. A pellet gun which uses compressed air to shoot the projectile is NOT considered a firearm under...... see more ›