Effective Sept. 1, 2019, new gun laws in Texas will relax restrictions on several firearm laws. This change will allow Texans to have guns and ammunition in public places that were previously not allowed.
Here are the laws:
Weapons in school parking lots
This bill restricts districts from regulating how a licensed person’s handgun, firearm or ammunition is stored in their vehicle in a school parking lot – as long as they are not in plain view.
This bill abolishes the cap on how many school marshals can carry guns at public and private schools
Firearms in worship locations
This bill removes places of worship from the list of prohibited locations one can carry a firearm.
Weapons in foster homes
This bill allows certain foster homes to store firearms and ammunition, as long as they are stored together in the same locked location for personal protection.
Guns on government property
This bill closes loopholes in the state’s wrongful exclusion law that restrict License to Carry holders in government buildings.
This bill makes it so License to Carry holders are protected from prosecution if they enter an establishment that has signs prohibiting guns IF they leave immediately after being asked to leave.
Weapons in leased residential or commercial properties
This bill makes it so landlords can’t prevent tenants or their guests from carrying a firearm.
Property owners association
This bill forbids property owners associations from restricting the possession, transportation, or storage of a firearm or ammunition.