Texas License to Carry (LTC) Reciprocity
The State of Texas has a reciprocity agreement with many other states which means that if you have an LTC in one state, it’s recognized by all others. However there are some exceptions where your permit may not be honored because California and New York haven’t entered into any type or formality relating to gun rights like they do elsewhere in America
Click on the following link to get the most up to date list of states that honor Texas LTC:
Visit the state reciprocity link above for the most up to date list of reciprocity agreements.
Summary of Texas License to Carry LTC Laws
There is no permit needed when buying a handgun from a private individual. Moving to Texas from another state does not require a permit. There is no need for a background check or firearms registration.
Texas is a great place for Concealed Carry!! A Texas LTC or license to carry is available from any state with reciprocity and requires only four hours of training. You can even get your permit in just one day if you’re not planning on going anywhere that weekend because it’s so easy–you’ll be ready when the time comes! In terms of which permits are recognized by our fine state: Check out our reciprocity map up above.
No permit or LTC are required to carry a handgun concealed in a personal vehicle. LTC restricted areas still apply.
In Texas, you are allowed to protect yourself or another person from an unlawful intruder. If someone breaks into your home, car, place of business, or job, you can use deadly force to stop them. You are also allowed to use deadly force to protect someone from a serious felony like burglary or arson.