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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Texas, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 37.0%1
2002: 35.9%2
2001: 35.9%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Texas, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 46.26%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Texas, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 57.8%5 6
1991/2000: 65.8%
1981/1990: 71.4%

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Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 3,5137
2016: 3,3537
2015: 3,203
2014: 2,8488
2013: 2,778
2012: 2,743
2011: 2,599
2010: 2,714
2009: 2,691
2008: 2,598
2007: 2,561
2006: 2,422
2005: 2,490
2004: 2,342
2003: 2,432
2002: 2,301
2001: 2,350
2000: 2,168
1999: 2,117

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 12.417
2016: 12.03
2015: 11.66
2014: 10.56
2013: 10.48
2012: 10.53
2011: 10.12
2010: 10.79
2009: 10.85
2008: 10.69
2007: 10.75
2006: 10.37
2005: 10.93
2004: 10.46
2003: 11.04
2002: 10.61
2001: 11.02
2000: 10.40
1999: 10.30

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 2,9417
2016: 2,7807
2015: 2,671
2014: 2,355
2013: 2,331
2012: 2,324
2011: 2,170
2010: 2,300
2009: 2,268
2008: 2,186

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2017: 20.917
2016: 20.10
2015: 19.59
2014: 17.60
2013: 17.73
2012: 17.95
2011: 17.03
2010: 18.44
2009: 18.44
2008: 18.13

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 5727
2016: 5737
2015: 532
2014: 493
2013: 447
2012: 419
2011: 429
2010: 414
2009: 423
2008: 412

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2017: 4.027
2016: 4.08
2015: 3.85
2014: 3.63
2013: 3.36
2012: 3.20
2011: 3.32
2010: 3.27
2009: 3.38
2008: 3.36

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Texas, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 1,6267
2016: 1,6427
2015: 1,525
2014: 1,370
2013: 1,331
2012: 1,304
2011: 1,251
2010: 1,343
2009: 1,487
2008: 1,476
2007: 1,495
2006: 1,467
2005: 1,501
2004: 1,416
2003: 1,525
2002: 1,421
2001: 1,415
2000: 1,317
1999: 1,319

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 5.747
2016: 5.89
2015: 5.55
2014: 5.08
2013: 5.03
2012: 5
2011: 4.87
2010: 5.34
2009: 6
2008: 6.07
2007: 6.27
2006: 6.28
2005: 6.59
2004: 6.32
2003: 6.92
2002: 6.55
2001: 6.64
2000: 6.32
1999: 6.42

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Texas, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 1,2477
2016: 1,2807
2015: 1,204
2014: 1,045
2013: 1,024
2012: 1,026
2011: 964
2010: 1,000
2009: 1,144
2008: 1,136

Rate of Male Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 8.877
2016: 9.25
2015: 8.83
2014: 7.81
2013: 7.79
2012: 7.92
2011: 7.57
2010: 8.02
2009: 9.30
2008: 9.42

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Texas, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 3797
2016: 3627
2015: 321
2014: 325
2013: 307
2012: 278
2011: 287
2010: 343
2009: 343
2008: 340

Rate of Female Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 2.667
2016: 2.58
2015: 2.32
2014: 2.39
2013: 2.31
2012: 2.12
2011: 2.22
2010: 2.71
2009: 2.74
2008: 2.78

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Texas, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 1,2547
2016: 1,2227
2015: 1,110
2014: 965
2013: 9128
2012: 894
2011: 812
2010: 913
2009: 1,003
2008: 1,006
2007: 1,029
2006: 1,033
2005: 1,009
2004: 923
2003: 974
2002: 889
2001: 873
2000: 804
1999: 794

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 4.437
2016: 4.39
2015: 4.04
2014: 3.58
2013: 3.45
2012: 3.43
2011: 3.16
2010: 3.63
2009: 4.04
2008: 4.14
2007: 4.32
2006: 4.42
2005: 4.43
2004: 4.12
2003: 4.42
2002: 4.10
2001: 4.09
2000: 3.86
1999: 3.86

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 1,0127
2016: 9967
2015: 930
2014: 775
2013: 750
2012: 740
2011: 665
2010: 732
2009: 819
2008: 820

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 7.207
2016: 7.20
2015: 6.82
2014: 5.79
2013: 5.70
2012: 5.72
2011: 5.22
2010: 5.87
2009: 6.66
2008: 6.80

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 2427
2016: 2267
2015: 180
2014: 190
2013: 162
2012: 154
2011: 147
2010: 181
2009: 184
2008: 186

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.707
2016: 1.61
2015: 1.30
2014: 1.40
2013: 1.22
2012: 1.17
2011: 1.14
2010: 1.43
2009: 1.47
2008: 1.52

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Texas, according to figures9 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2017: 59410 11
2016: 630
2015: 610
2014: 483
2013: 530
2012: 493
2011: 497
2010: 581
2009: 661
2008: 706
2007: 727
2006: 711
2005: 767
2004: 688
2003: 643
2002: 561
2001: 588
2000: 539
1999: 527
1998: 652
1997: 630
1996: 689
1995: 838

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, according to figures12 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 2.1013
2016: 2.26
2015: 2.22
2014: 1.79
2013: 2
2012: 1.89
2011: 1.94
2010: 2.30
2009: 2.67
2008: 2.90
2007: 3.05
2006: 3.04
2005: 3.37
2004: 3.07
2003: 2.92
2002: 2.59
2001: 2.76
2000: 2.57
1999: 2.56
1998: 3.23
1997: 3.19
1996: 3.56
1995: 4.42

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual handgun homicides total

2017: 477
2016: 507
2015: 53
2014: 40
2013: 487 11
2012: 42
2011: 56
2010: 58
2009: 46
2008: 41
2007: 45
2006: 35
2005: 36
2004: 14
2003: 20
2002: 30
2001: 25
2000: 32
1999: 28

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.177
2016: 0.18
2015: 0.19
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.18
2012: 0.16
2011: 0.22
2010: 0.23
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.17
2007: 0.19
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.16
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.09
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.12
2000: 0.15
1999: 0.14

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male handgun homicides total

2017: 367
2016: 337
2015: 42
2014: 25
2013: 33
2012: 31
2011: 41
2010: 42
2009: 37
2008: 27

Rate of Male Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.267
2016: 0.24
2015: 0.31
2014: 0.19
2013: 0.25
2012: 0.24
2011: 0.32
2010: 0.34
2009: 0.30
2008: 0.22

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female handgun homicides total

2017: 117
2016: 177
2015: 11
2014: 15
2013: 15
2012: 11
2011: 15
2010: 16
2009: 9
2008: 14

Rate of Female Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.087
2016: 0.12
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.08
2011: 0.12
2010: 0.13
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.11

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Texas, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2017: 6610 11
2016: 82
2015: 55
2014: 61
2013: 64
2012: 69
2011: 85
2010: 82
2009: 113
2008: 110
2007: 118
2006: 124
2005: 115
2004: 119
2003: 133
2002: 117
2001: 120
2000: 40
1999: 131
1998: 152
1997: 140
1996: 162
1995: 181

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.2313
2016: 0.29
2015: 0.20
2014: 0.23
2013: 0.24
2012: 0.26
2011: 0.33
2010: 0.32
2009: 0.46
2008: 0.45
2007: 0.50
2006: 0.53
2005: 0.50
2004: 0.53
2003: 0.60
2002: 0.54
2001: 0.56
2000: 0.19
1999: 0.64
1998: 0.75
1997: 0.71
1996: 0.84
1995: 0.95

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual long gun homicides total

2017: 547
2016: 727
2015: 60
2014: 59
2013: 48
2012: 53
2011: 64
2010: 76
2009: 74
2008: 68
2007: 76
2006: 83
2005: 89
2004: 86
2003: 77
2002: 70
2001: 69
2000: 71
1999: 80

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.197
2016: 0.26
2015: 0.22
2014: 0.22
2013: 0.18
2012: 0.20
2011: 0.25
2010: 0.30
2009: 0.30
2008: 0.28
2007: 0.32
2006: 0.36
2005: 0.39
2004: 0.38
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.32
2001: 0.32
2000: 0.34
1999: 0.39

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male long gun homicides total

2017: 417
2016: 577
2015: 45
2014: 47
2013: 39
2012: 42
2011: 47
2010: 64
2009: 57
2008: 57

Rate of Male Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.297
2016: 0.41
2015: 0.33
2014: 0.35
2013: 0.30
2012: 0.32
2011: 0.37
2010: 0.51
2009: 0.46
2008: 0.47

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female long gun homicides total

2017: 137
2016: 157
2015: 15
2014: 12
2013: 9
2012: 11
2011: 17
2010: 12
2009: 17
2008: 11

Rate of Female Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.097
2016: 0.11
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.09
2013: 0.07
2012: 0.08
2011: 0.13
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.14
2008: 0.09

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Texas, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 35210 17
2016: 354
2015: 241
2014: 221
2013: 166
2012: 183
2011: 117
2010: 142
2009: 88
2008: 79
2007: 101
2006: 114
2005: 64
2004: 75
2003: 115
2002: 117
2001: 114
2000: 105
1999: 88
1998: 95
1997: 106
1996: 111
1995: 124

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, according to figures18 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.2413
2016: 1.27
2015: 0.88
2014: 0.82
2013: 0.63
2012: 3.07
2011: 2.70
2010: 3.10
2009: 3.56
2008: 3.69
2007: 0.42
2006: 0.49
2005: 0.28
2004: 0.33
2003: 0.22
2002: 0.39
2001: 0.53
2000: 0.50
1999: 0.43
1998: 0.47
1997: 0.54
1996: 0.57
1995: 0.65

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 1,1537
2016: 1,1007
2015: 997
2014: 866
2013: 8167 11
2012: 799
2011: 692
2010: 779
2009: 883
2008: 897
2007: 908
2006: 915
2005: 884
2004: 823
2003: 877
2002: 789
2001: 779
2000: 701
1999: 686

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 4.077
2016: 3.95
2015: 3.63
2014: 3.21
2013: 3.09
2012: 3.07
2011: 2.70
2010: 3.10
2009: 3.56
2008: 3.69
2007: 3.81
2006: 3.92
2005: 3.88
2004: 3.68
2003: 3.98
2002: 3.64
2001: 3.65
2000: 3.36
1999: 3.34

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 9357
2016: 9067
2015: 843
2014: 703
2013: 678
2012: 667
2011: 577
2010: 626
2009: 725
2008: 736

Rate of Male Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 6.657
2016: 6.55
2015: 6.18
2014: 5.25
2013: 5.16
2012: 5.15
2011: 4.53
2010: 5.02
2009: 5.89
2008: 6.10

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 2187
2016: 1947
2015: 154
2014: 163
2013: 138
2012: 132
2011: 115
2010: 153
2009: 158
2008: 161

Rate of Female Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Texas, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.537
2016: 1.38
2015: 1.11
2014: 1.20
2013: 1.04
2012: 1.01
2011: 0.89
2010: 1.21
2009: 1.26
2008: 1.31

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Texas, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 3,7697
2016: 3,4777
2015: 3,400
2014: 3,248
2013: 3,054
2012: 3,029
2011: 2,887
2010: 2,886
2009: 2,806
2008: 2,547
2007: 2,433
2006: 2,347
2005: 2,418
2004: 2,300
2003: 2,363
2002: 2,311
2001: 2,225
2000: 2,053
1999: 2,005

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 13.327
2016: 12.48
2015: 12.38
2014: 12.05
2013: 11.55
2012: 11.62
2011: 11.24
2010: 11.48
2009: 11.31
2008: 10.48
2007: 10.21
2006: 10.05
2005: 10.62
2004: 10.27
2003: 10.73
2002: 10.65
2001: 10.44
2000: 9.85
1999: 9.75

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Texas, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 2,9547
2016: 2,7117
2015: 2,613
2014: 2,523
2013: 2,385
2012: 2,413
2011: 2,290
2010: 2,297
2009: 2,234
2008: 2,049

Rate of Male Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 21.017
2016: 19.60
2015: 19.16
2014: 18.85
2013: 18.14
2012: 18.64
2011: 17.97
2010: 18.42
2009: 18.16
2008: 16.99

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Texas, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 8157
2016: 7667
2015: 787
2014: 725
2013: 669
2012: 616
2011: 597
2010: 589
2009: 572
2008: 498

Rate of Female Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2017: 5.727
2016: 5.46
2015: 5.69
2014: 5.34
2013: 5.03
2012: 4.70
2011: 4.62
2010: 4.65
2009: 4.58
2008: 4.07

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Texas, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 2,1587
2016: 2,0167
2015: 1,994
2014: 1,789
2013: 1,7808
2012: 1,744
2011: 1,684
2010: 1,702
2009: 1,583
2008: 1,506
2007: 1,411
2006: 1,311
2005: 1,381
2004: 1,318
2003: 1,350
2002: 1,315
2001: 1,377
2000: 1,269
1999: 1,224

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 7.627
2016: 7.24
2015: 7.26
2014: 6.64
2013: 6.73
2012: 6.69
2011: 6.56
2010: 6.77
2009: 6.38
2008: 6.20
2007: 5.92
2006: 5.61
2005: 6.06
2004: 5.89
2003: 6.13
2002: 6.06
2001: 6.46
2000: 6.09
1999: 5.95

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 1,8377
2016: 1,6857
2015: 1,655
2014: 1,507
2013: 1,501
2012: 1,492
2011: 1,411
2010: 1,483
2009: 1,352
2008: 1,292

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 13.067
2016: 12.18
2015: 12.14
2014: 11.26
2013: 11.42
2012: 11.52
2011: 11.07
2010: 11.89
2009: 10.99
2008: 10.71

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 3217
2016: 3317
2015: 339
2014: 282
2013: 279
2012: 252
2011: 273
2010: 219
2009: 231
2008: 214

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 2.257
2016: 2.36
2015: 2.45
2014: 2.08
2013: 2.10
2012: 1.92
2011: 2.11
2010: 1.73
2009: 1.85
2008: 1.75

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Texas, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 2357
2016: 2527
2015: 275
2014: 239
2013: 2197
2012: 199
2011: 186
2010: 185
2009: 174
2008: 194
2007: 176
2006: 142
2005: 161
2004: 124
2003: 153
2002: 150
2001: 132
2000: 146
1999: 116

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.837
2016: 0.90
2015: 1
2014: 0.89
2013: 0.83
2012: 0.76
2011: 0.72
2010: 0.74
2009: 0.70
2008: 0.80
2007: 0.74
2006: 0.61
2005: 0.71
2004: 0.55
2003: 0.69
2002: 0.69
2001: 0.62
2000: 0.70
1999: 0.56

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 1857
2016: 2087
2015: 224
2014: 208
2013: 183
2012: 165
2011: 162
2010: 160
2009: 145
2008: 158

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.327
2016: 1.50
2015: 1.64
2014: 1.55
2013: 1.39
2012: 1.27
2011: 1.27
2010: 1.28
2009: 1.18
2008: 1.31

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 507
2016: 447
2015: 51
2014: 31
2013: 36
2012: 34
2011: 24
2010: 25
2009: 29
2008: 36

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.357
2016: 0.31
2015: 0.37
2014: 0.23
2013: 0.27
2012: 0.26
2011: 0.19
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.23
2008: 0.29

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Texas, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 2007
2016: 1937
2015: 220
2014: 183
2013: 1997
2012: 215
2011: 232
2010: 232
2009: 206
2008: 220
2007: 187
2006: 210
2005: 236
2004: 207
2003: 207
2002: 209
2001: 238
2000: 197
1999: 212

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.717
2016: 0.69
2015: 0.80
2014: 0.68
2013: 0.75
2012: 0.83
2011: 0.90
2010: 0.92
2009: 0.83
2008: 0.91
2007: 0.78
2006: 0.90
2005: 1.04
2004: 0.92
2003: 0.94
2002: 0.96
2001: 1.12
2000: 0.94
1999: 1.03

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 1877
2016: 1787
2015: 195
2014: 172
2013: 181
2012: 202
2011: 212
2010: 217
2009: 194
2008: 204

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.337
2016: 1.29
2015: 1.43
2014: 1.29
2013: 1.38
2012: 1.56
2011: 1.66
2010: 1.74
2009: 1.58
2008: 1.69

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 137
2016: 157
2015: 25
2014: 11
2013: 18
2012: 13
2011: 20
2010: 15
2009: 12
2008: 16

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.097
2016: 0.11
2015: 0.18
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.14
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.12
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.13

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Texas, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 1,7237
2016: 1,5717
2015: 1,499
2014: 1,367
2013: 1,3627
2012: 1,330
2011: 1,266
2010: 1,285
2009: 1,203
2008: 1,092
2007: 1,048
2006: 959
2005: 984
2004: 987
2003: 990
2002: 956
2001: 1,007
2000: 926
1999: 896

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 6.097
2016: 5.64
2015: 5.46
2014: 5.07
2013: 5.15
2012: 5.10
2011: 4.93
2010: 5.11
2009: 4.85
2008: 4.49
2007: 4.40
2006: 4.11
2005: 4.32
2004: 4.41
2003: 4.49
2002: 4.41
2001: 4.72
2000: 4.44
1999: 4.36

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 1,4657
2016: 1,2997
2015: 1,236
2014: 1,127
2013: 1,137
2012: 1,125
2011: 1,037
2010: 1,106
2009: 1,013
2008: 930

Rate of Male Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of male gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 10.427
2016: 9.39
2015: 9.06
2014: 8.42
2013: 8.65
2012: 8.69
2011: 8.14
2010: 8.87
2009: 8.23
2008: 7.71

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Texas, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 2587
2016: 2727
2015: 263
2014: 240
2013: 225
2012: 205
2011: 229
2010: 179
2009: 190
2008: 162

Rate of Female Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of female gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.817
2016: 1.94
2015: 1.90
2014: 1.77
2013: 1.69
2012: 1.56
2011: 1.77
2010: 1.41
2009: 1.52
2008: 1.32

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 327
2016: 47
2015: 43
2014: 40
2013: 38
2012: 45
2011: 57
2010: 54
2009: 55
2008: 46
2007: 78
2006: 45
2005: 62
2004: 63
2003: 57
2002: 53
2001: 58
2000: 60
1999: 66

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.117
2016: 0.17
2015: 0.16
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.14
2012: 0.17
2011: 0.22
2010: 0.21
2009: 0.22
2008: 0.19
2007: 0.33
2006: 0.19
2005: 0.27
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.26
2002: 0.24
2001: 0.27
2000: 0.29
1999: 0.32

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 307
2016: 437
2015: 37
2014: 28
2013: 36
2012: 40
2011: 51
2010: 45
2009: 53
2008: 35

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.217
2016: 0.31
2015: 0.27
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.27
2012: 0.31
2011: 0.40
2010: 0.36
2009: 0.43
2008: 0.29

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 27
2016: 4
2015: 6
2014: 12
2013: 2
2012: 5
2011: 6
2010: 9
2009: 2
2008: 11

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.017
2016: 0.03
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.09
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.09

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 10
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.04
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 10
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.08
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 11
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 10
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 10
2007: 11
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 11
2004: 11
2003: 12
2002: 14
2001: 10
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 13

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0.04
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.04
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 10
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 10
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 10

Rate of Unintentional Male Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0.07
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.08
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0.08

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 1
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0.01
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 267
2016: 36
2015: 30
2014: 31
2013: 32
2012: 35
2011: 40
2010: 37
2009: 44
2008: 29
2007: 59
2006: 31
2005: 43
2004: 48
2003: 43
2002: 30
2001: 41
2000: 45
1999: 47

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.097
2016: 0.13
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.16
2010: 0.15
2009: 0.18
2008: 0.12
2007: 0.25
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.19
2004: 0.21
2003: 0.20
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.22
1999: 0.23

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 247
2016: 337
2015: 25
2014: 20
2013: 30
2012: 31
2011: 36
2010: 29
2009: 42
2008: 18

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.177
2016: 0.24
2015: 0.18
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.23
2012: 0.24
2011: 0.28
2010: 0.23
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.15

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Texas, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 27
2016: 3
2015: 5
2014: 11
2013: 2
2012: 4
2011: 4
2010: 8
2009: 2
2008: 11

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.017
2016: 0.02
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.03
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.09

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 327
2016: 337
2015: 32
2014: 30
2013: 20
2012: 32
2011: 21
2010: 24
2009: 24
2008: 16
2007: 19
2006: 13
2005: 13
2004: 19
2003: 14
2002: 16
2001: 13
2000: 12
1999: 23

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.117
2016: 0.12
2015: 0.12
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.08
2012: 0.12
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.06
2000: 0.06
1999: 0.11

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 277
2016: 237
2015: 26
2014: 23
2013: 18
2012: 24
2011: 18
2010: 19
2009: 18
2008: 15

Rate of Male Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.197
2016: 0.17
2015: 0.19
2014: 0.17
2013: 0.14
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.15
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.12

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 57
2016: 107
2015: 6
2014: 7
2013: 2
2012: 8
2011: 3
2010: 5
2009: 6
2008: 1

Rate of Female Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.047
2016: 0.07
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.05
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.01

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual female deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual male deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual female deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 297
2016: 26
2015: 31
2014: 25
2013: 18
2012: 26
2011: 19
2010: 19
2009: 21
2008: 12
2007: 16
2006: 11
2005: 12
2004: 18
2003: 13
2002: 12
2001: 10
2000: 10
1999: 20

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.107
2016: 0.09
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.09
2013: 0.07
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.10

Male Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 247
2016: 197
2015: 25
2014: 18
2013: 16
2012: 18
2011: 17
2010: 15
2009: 15
2008: 11

Rate of Male Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause male gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.177
2016: 0.14
2015: 0.18
2014: 0.13
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.14
2011: 0.13
2010: 0.12
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.09

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Texas, annual female deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 57
2016: 7
2015: 6
2014: 7
2013: 2
2012: 8
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 6
2008: 1

Rate of Female Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Texas, the annual rate of unknown-cause female gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.047
2016: 0.05
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.05
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.01

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Texas, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 377
2016: 35
2015: 24
2014: 24
2013: 28
2012: 28
2011: 25
2010: 21
2009: 26
2008: 24
2007: 92
2006: 68
2005: 55
2004: 51
2003: 68
2002: 72
2001: 4619
2000: 45
1999: 46
1998: 58
1997: 69
1996: 55
1995: 74

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Texas at a rate of 9.020 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Texas ranked at No. 3920 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Texas is categorised as permissive21

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Texas includes the Texas Statutes 2011 and the Constitution of Texas 187622

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Texas are regulated by the State of Texas (with some exceptions for local governments)23 24 25

Right to Possess Firearms

In Texas, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,26 as limited by federal law27 and state law28 24 25

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Texas, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, unless manufactured prior to 19 May 1986,29 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,30 .50 calibre rifles31 and large capacity ammunition magazines32 24 25

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Texas, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration29 33 24 25

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Texas, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence30 24 25

Regulation of Handguns

In Texas, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence34 35 24 25

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Texas, non-prohibited persons of minimum age35 34 24 25 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Texas is not specified by law, but 18 years for purchase36 24 25

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Texas stipulates37 24 25 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Texas, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun38 24 25

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Texas, the law does not require39 24 25 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Texas, licensed firearm dealers are not required40 24 25 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Texas, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted41 24 25

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Texas, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful42 24 25

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Texas is not obliged43 41 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Texas is not obliged (under State Law)44 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Texas, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 24 25

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Texas is reported to be

2015: 10,91046
2014: 10,82947
2013: 10,53248
2012: 9,61449
2011: 8,91250

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Texas, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 24 25

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Texas, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated52 24 25 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Texas do not include53 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Texas do not include54 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Texas include55 53 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Texas, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 24 25

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Texas, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 24 25 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Texas, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited for handguns and is allowed, without a permit, for long guns61 24 25

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Texas, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit38 24 25

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Texas, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,38 62 24 25 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Texas, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (by mutual agreement)38 24 25 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Texas, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt63 24 25 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Texas, private guns are prohibited in polling places, courthouse, racetracks, airports, place of death sentence on day of execution, correctional facilities, certain state-owned lands, athletic events (with limited exceptions), hospitals and nursing homes (with limited exceptions), any prohibited place, bars, churches,64 vehicles (exposed handguns)55 and schools65 24 25

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Texas as ‘F’66

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Texas on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 467
2010: 668
2009: 969
2008: 970
2007: 971

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Texas at No. 4572 among 50 US States


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