Weapons Cases Attorney in the Woodlands, TX

Texas is among the most “pro-gun” states in the US. However, gun owners and enthusiasts can still wind up on the wrong side of the law. Montgomery defense attorney Andrea M. Kolski has a 20 year track record of defending those accused of weapons violations.

The law firm of Andrea M. Kolski represents those charged with weapons offenses in The Woodlands, TX and Montgomery County, TX. Call us today at 832-381-3430 to learn more and schedule an initial consultation.

It’s important to be responsible and understand your rights as a gun owner in Texas.  Recent changes to Texas gun laws have helped ease some restrictions but many of these new laws have yet to be tested in court. 

Please read the following detailed information about Texas gun laws and if you or a loved one need legal help, please contact us.

Updated Texas Gun Laws

On September 1, 2021, the Texas Firearm Carry Act of 2021 went into effect. The Act passed the Texas state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in late May 2021.

Basics of the New Gun Laws

With the Texas Firearm Carry Act now law, the Lone-Star state joins several other states that already passed permitless conceal and carry laws. Utah, Wyoming, Iowa, Tennessee, and Montana all removed restrictions on firearms possession.

Let’s take a look at some of the changes in Texas gun laws and how a criminal defense attorney could be the best way to protect your rights.

No Permit Needed

Before the new law, gun owners in Texas had to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm. To receive this permit, Texans submitted to fingerprinting, safety training, and shooting proficiency exams.

As of September 1, 2021, Texas citizens are no longer required to complete this permit process. If you are 21 or older, you can carry a weapon legally without a permit.

Restrictions Still Exist

Though the Texas Firearm Carry Act liberates gun owners from permitting and training, there are still restrictions on who can own a gun.

Any Texan with felony convictions or a domestic violence charge may not carry a gun. This restriction means that, despite social media claims, Texas citizens must still submit to background checks when purchasing a firearm.

These new laws pertain not to the rules surrounding the sale of firearms but where and how any Texan may carry them upon purchase.

Other Changes

The Texas Firearm Carry Act was the highest-profile change to Texas gun laws, but Governor Abbott also signed many other changes into law during the last legislative session. All of the following changes in gun laws also took effect on September 1, 2021. Like “permitless carry,” these new laws loosen some government restrictions on firearms. 

Second Amendment Sanctuary Act

Gun control measures from the Federal Government are a heavily debated issue. New restrictions can get passed depending on which political party controls the legislative and executive branches.

House Bill 2622 designates Texas as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.” This law means that Texans receive protection from any possible federal firearms regulations.

Pro-Gun Government Contractors

Senate Bill 19, future Texas legislatures and executives can no longer offer government contracts to companies discriminating against firearms and ammunition businesses.

The Texas state government has the power to only contract with companies that maintain a “pro-gun” stance.

Types of Holsters

Before this bill, Texas law regulated the type of holster a citizen could use to carry their gun. If you wanted a pistol, you had to use a shoulder or belt holster that met these state regulations.

Senate Bill 550 rescinds these regulations and lets Texans choose whatever holster they like.

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