Texas Open Carry

  1. Henry Fluck

    Chief of Police
    Phone: 512-352-5552

The Texas Open Carry Law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016 allowing for the legal open carry of firearms in Texas. 

Open carry laws apply to the lawful possession of a firearm. By law, handguns must be carried in a shoulder or belt holster. Long gun and rifle laws have not changed and those weapons can still be carried openly without a holster. 

There are certain restrictions to the law that must be followed in order to open carry and conceal carry. The infographic on the left is not all inclusive of the law. The Texas Penal Code outlines specifically how and where licensed handgun owners can carry openly or concealed carry. 

Here are some links to helpful information about open carry and concealed carry:

Texas Penal Code
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Open Carry Legislation

If you have other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Taylor Police Department for clarification or to report suspicious activity at 512-352-5551.