Texas

Banned Weapons: None

Background Checks: FBI computerized instant background check for all firearms.

Permit Exceptions: Concealed weapons permits may be used as an alternative to an instant background check for the duration of the permit. A Texas Peace Officer License (TCLEOSE Card) issued prior to November 30, 1998, may be used as an alternative to an instant background check for the duration of the permit (not to exceed five years). Waiting Period: None