New Gun Laws In Texas
As of September 1st, eight new gun laws are now in effect in Texas:
Senate Bill 535: Texans may carry guns in churches, synagogues and other places of worship, unless legal signage prohibits them from doing so.
Senate Bill 741: Property owners’ associations cannot ban the storage of guns on rental properties.
House Bill 121: Provides a legal defense for licensed handgun owners who unknowingly enter an establishment that bans firearms as long as they leave when asked.
House Bill 302: Landlords cannot insert verbiage in lease agreements that bans renters/guests from carrying firearms.
House Bill 1387: Allows for an increase in the number of school marshals who can carry guns at public and private schools in Texas.
House Bill 1177: Texans are now allowed to carry handguns without a license during a state of disaster.
House Bill 1143: School districts may not prevent/ban licensed gun owners from storing guns and ammunition in their vehicles in parking lots.
House Bill 2363: Selected foster homes are permitted to store guns and ammunition in a locked location.
If you have more questions about legally carrying a gun, the Texas department of Public Safety website has a ton of great information.