Weapons Crimes

To whom can I legally sell my gun in Texas?

In Texas, you have the right to privately sell your gun to another person. If you are not engaged in the firearm business, you can sell your weapon without having a license to do so. However, you must be careful about whom you sell your gun to, as you could commit a...

Weapon charges among those 2 Texas teens face

The prospect of a confrontation with a police officer is nerve-wracking for adults but is likely especially so for teenagers. Unfortunately, the prospect of such an encounter could cause teenagers to act in ways that are out of character. In fact, two Texas teens are...

2 Texas men face weapons charges, more

When a crime is reported, there is an understandable desire for law enforcement authorities to provide answers, often in the form of making an arrest. Despite this desire, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In many cases in...

The law on carrying knives in Texas

Knives can be deadly weapons, but they can also be ordinary household items for use in the kitchen. While knives are commonplace in the home, they can be seen as a weapon when they are carried in public. The law varies across states when it comes to whether carrying a...

If you’re a felon, can you own a gun?

Illegally owning a firearm -- or possessing it, even if someone else technically owns it -- can lead to serious criminal charges. If you are a felon, for instance, federal law bars you from possessing a firearm, as does state law in Texas.That said, there are ways to...

Understanding gun laws in Texas

All states are subject to different gun laws. These laws are set with the intention of keeping all citizens safe from harm while recognizing the rights that citizens have to protect themselves. Texas is known to be one of the least-restrictive states when it comes to...