Is a butterfly knife legal in Texas?

Butterfly Knife Legality Originating in the Philippines, the butterfly knife, also known as a balisong or fan knife, is a type of folding knife consisting of a blade concealed between two handles that is opened by gravity. There is a variety of butterfly knife laws across the United States that outlaw the knife in some form or fashion because of its quick, single-handed deployment and potential use as a weapon. Some states completely ban the possession or sale of the butterfly knife, while others only make it illegal to carry the knife concealed. Is a Butterfly Knife Illegal in Texas? In Texas, a butterfly knife is considered a type of switchblade, which is defined in the Penal Code as any […]

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Can I carry a gun on a college campus in Texas?

Packing Heat On Campus: Can I carry a gun on a college campus in Texas? Shots rang out for 96 minutes, killing 16 and wounding more than 30. The day was August 1, 1966, where a student, 25-year-old Charles Whitman, engaged in a rifle-shooting spree from the top of the clock tower at the University of Texas in Austin. Now, exactly fifty years to the day, a new campus carry law will take effect on August 1, 2016, permitting students with a concealed handgun license (CHL) to carry guns on public Texas college and university campus grounds and buildings. SB 11 – “Texas Campus Carry” Law The new law will permit individuals who have obtained a CHL to carry their […]

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Is it illegal to have a gun in the car in texas?

Can I have a gun in my car in Texas? Post updated on October 24, 2015 Yes. BUT not like in the picture above! The Texas Motorist Protection Act (HB 1815), effective as of September 1, 2007, permits any law-abiding Texas resident the legal right to carry a handgun inside their motor vehicle in Texas without a CHL (Concealed Handgun License) or any other permit. As long as you are legally permitted to own a firearm and the vehicle belongs to you, then the answer is yes; you may have a gun, loaded or unloaded, in your vehicle in the state of Texas. But… We know. There is always a “but”. Nothing is ever that easy when dealing with criminal […]

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