Do You Know The Firearms Laws In Texas?

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Firearm Quizzes & Trivia

In the different states in the US, the laws pertaining to firearms are always being changed. For those in the vast Texas state, do you know the firearms laws? The quiz below will help you find out. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Can a Concealed Handgun License Holder legally  carry his/her concealed handgun into a daycare that periodically doubles as a Kindergarten and is located inside a church?
    • A. 

      Only if there are no children in the daycare.

    • B. 

      Only if the daycare is not currently functioning as a Kindergarten.

    • C. 

      It would not be legal under any circumstances.

    • D. 

      Only with express permission of the children's parents.

    • E. 

      Both B and D.

  • 2. 
    Can a Concealed Handgun Licence Holder consume alcohol while carrying his/her handgun?
    • A. 

      Consuming alcohol is never permitted while carrying a concealed handgun.

    • B. 

      Yes, but only if they are on premises under their control.

    • C. 

      Yes, so long as the holder's physical or mental faculties are not impaired or their blood alcohol does not rise above 0.08.

    • D. 

      Yes, but hard liquor may not be consumed.

    • E. 

      Both B and C.

  • 3. 
    Can a person who does not hold a Concealed Handgun License keep a loaded AR15 in his/her front seat, readily accessible, when he/she is in the vehicle?
    • A. 

      Yes, so long as the person is 17 or older.

    • B. 

      Yes, so long as the person is 21 or older.

    • C. 

      No, the AR15 must be secured in a rack or case regardless of the person’s age.

    • D. 

      Yes, so long as the AR15 is unloaded.

    • E. 

      Both A) and D).

  • 4. 
    Can a person who does not hold a Concealed Handgun License keep a loaded handgun in a holster on their person, concealed, while in their vehicle?
    • A. 

      Yes, it is legal for a Non-CHL Holder over the age of 18, to keep a concealed handgun loaded and on their person in their vehicle.

    • B. 

      No, a Non-CHL Holder may only keep a loaded handgun in a locked compartment when in their vehicle.

    • C. 

      Yes, but the handgun must be unloaded.

    • D. 

      Yes, but only if the handgun is not carried in the holster outside of the vehicle.

    • E. 

      Both A) and D).

  • 5. 
    Does the law provide a justification for shooting an aggressive or dangerous dog that is attacking a person or their loved one?
    • A. 

      Yes, so long as the individual is in imminent fear of death or serious bodily injury.

    • B. 

      Yes, so long as the individual is not within the city limits of a city of more than 100,000 people.

    • C. 

      No, the statute gives no justification for shooting aggressive dogs who are attacking a person.

    • D. 

      Yes, so long as the animal is shot in a humane manner.

    • E. 

      Both A) and B)

    • F. 

      F) Both A) and D)

  • 6. 
    Can a Concealed Handgun License Holder carry his/her concealed handgun at a Rodeo where no TPC §30.06 or TABC 51% signs are posted?
    • A. 

      Yes, but only at the area devoted to the livestock and FFA livestock shows.

    • B. 

      Yes, but only in the midway area (food, games, etc.)

    • C. 

      Yes, but only in the arena area (professional bull riding, calf roping, etc.)

    • D. 

      A CHL Holder cannot carry at a Rodeo.

    • E. 

      Both A) and B).

  • 7. 
    If there was a TPC §30.06 sign posted outside the government owned, George R. Brown Convention Center during a gun show being hosted by a private entity, may a CHL Holder ignore the sign and enter with their concealed firearm?
    • A. 

      Yes, no signage can prohibit the carry of weapons at a gun show.

    • B. 

      Yes, a TPC §30.06 sign may not be posted by a governmental entity on property that they own or control.

    • C. 

      No, the TPC §30.06 sign posting would be effective notice.

    • D. 

      No, Houston prohibits the carry of concealed handguns.

  • 8. 
    Hank and his prize winning show dog are sitting at home one afternoon when the pup goes outside to investigate a strange looking man.  The man scoops up the poor dog and begins to run away with him.  Hank grabs his trusty rifle and shoots the thief, rescuing his pooch.  Based on these facts, was Hank justified under TPC §9.42, to use deadly force?
    • A. 

      Yes, Hank is justified because his property could not have been recovered by any other means.

    • B. 

      Yes, under the Castle Doctrine, Hank may defend both his home and his property.

    • C. 

      Yes, but only if Hank was in fear for his own life or the life of his dog.

    • D. 

      No, Hank was not justified.

  • 9. 
    Is firing a warning shot in the direction of a threat justified under TPC §9.04?
    • A. 

      Yes, so long as the action is intended to create apprehension that the firearm owner will use deadly force if necessary.

    • B. 

      Yes, so long as the shot does not hit the threat.

    • C. 

      Yes, the law has a lower threshold required to shoot and wound someone (using force) than shooting and killing them (using deadly force).

    • D. 

      A judge or jury would need to hear the facts of the case and make a decision.

    • E. 

      Both A) and B).

  • 10. 
    John is at the grocery store and is reaching up to the top shelf for his favorite cereal.  He doesn't realize it, but his handgun is now visible in his waistband.  Some fellow shoppers notice the firearm and call police.  Based on these facts, has John committed a crime related to the display of his firearm?
    • A. 

      Yes, John has displayed his firearm to another, in a public place, a crime under the Texas Penal Code.

    • B. 

      It would be up to the responding officer to decide if John committed a crime.

    • C. 

      No, John did not intentionally display the handgun and therefore did not commit a crime.

    • D. 

      If the other shoppers were alarmed, then John would have committed the crime of disorderly conduct by violating TPC §42.01.

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