For Bill’s Consideration…
Chef Mojo

Now, I know Bill has been grumbling of late about California. There’s a recurring theme of “I gotta get outta this place,” when it comes to the dystopian clusterfark that California has become.

Well Bill, here’s a reminder that there’s greener pastures out there.

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Texas Gun Law FAQ:

Q: How long is the waiting period to buy a Handgun / Shotgun / Rifle in Texas?

A: There is no waiting period for purchasing a firearm in the state of Texas.

Q: I just moved to Texas, do I have to register my firearms?

A: No, there is no state registration of firearms.

Q: I just inherited / bought a gun from someone in Texas, do I need to transfer the gun to my name?

A: No, there is no state registration of firearms, thus there is no requirement transfer the firearm in your name.

Q: What is required to purchase a firearm in the state of Texas?

A: You will need a valid state-issued ID. Many FFLs will not sell to out-of-state residents. This is due to the FFL’s requirement to uphold your resident state’s gun laws, and the inherient complexity associated with many states.

Q: Can I carry a firearm on my person?

A: Yes, with proper licensing (Concealed Handgun License) you may carry a pistol or revolver on your person so long as it remains concealed. Long guns (rifles / shotguns) do not have to be concealed, but must be carried in a manner not calculated to cause alarm, and do not require a license.

Q: Can I strap a gun on my hip in Texas?

A: No, with some exceptions. Open carry is not legal in Texas, but you may open carry on your own property, in the commission of a sporting activity (competition, shooting ranges, etc.), and while engaged in hunting.

Q: Can I carry a firearm in my vehicle?

A: Yes. With the passage of the Motorist Protection Act you may now readibly carry handguns, loaded and within reach, so long as you conceal the firearm. Long guns (rifles / shotguns) do not have to be concealed and may be loaded and within reach.

Q: Are machine guns / suppressors / short-barreled firearms, etc. legal in the state of Texas?

A: Yes. All NFA rules apply. See this FAQ for more info regarding Class III / Title II items.

Q: Are “assault weapons” banned in Texas?

A: No. Texas abides by Federal law which at this time has no restrictions on so-called “assault weapons” such as semi-auto AR15, FAL, G3 / HK91 rifles.

Q: Is there a limit on the number of rounds a magazine may hold?

A: No. The only limit on magazines in Texas is the number of rounds you are physically able to cram into the thing and/or carry and/or afford.

Via AOSHQ:

PS: Bill, I double dog dare ya to order that t shirt, climb in the saddle and go riding through SF with it on!

UPDATE: Aw, dammit. I totally missed Bill’s post on this very subject. Sorry bout that!

Chef Mojo

About Chef Mojo

Chef Mojo is Karl Bock, an actual chef of over 25 years of professional experience. He now specializes in the fine dining interpretation of the Southern cuisine of the United States. He practices his craft at an historic Inn in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. He is most assuredly a Virginian, and will - as all good and upstanding Virginians will - establish his bona fides upon request. He has a particular love of the food of the Lowcountry of the Carolinas and Georgia, as well as the culture inherent to bringing this cuisine to the table. Because he actually works for a living, he has a low threshold for fools and the ignorant, and will treat them accordingly.

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