Texas residents claim that possessing and carrying guns is necessary for personal safety. However, most people know that you cannot carry guns in every place. A new gun law is designed to ensure that the illegal carry of firearms is punished with a felony.
Restrictions to the right to bear arms
In 2021, Gov. Abbott signed a state law that allows anyone 21 years or older to carry a handgun in non-prohibited public places. This law applies only to adults who are eligible to possess a firearm, which does not include criminals who have certain types of violent convictions or whose convictions are five years or younger. Texas and federal laws contain a list of convicted criminals who are not allowed to possess firearms.
According to this law, handgun owners are not allowed to carry in prohibited places, such as schools, courts and airports. Anyone who fails to follow these rules will be arrested and charged with a Class A misdemeanor or third-degree felony.
Opposition to the law
Opponents of Texas gun laws state that people who are prohibited from carrying handguns are still allowed to possess firearms. They also claim that anyone convicted of a misdemeanor can be forbidden from carrying handguns for safety. Part of building a solid criminal defense involves addressing the discrepancies in several state and federal laws.
Felony gun laws
Texas has fairly reasonable laws against the felony possession of firearms. There are unique factors and circumstances that affect the outcome of every legal case. Gun owners are supposed to take responsibility for their own actions, but the state law is supposed to be written clearly and easy for everyone to follow.