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If Convicted of a Felony, Can I Legally Own a Gun?

Frequently I am contacted by someone with a Felony conviction that is years or even decades old, and they want to know if they can ever own a firearm again. The answer is more complicated than YES or NO.  Under Texas law there is an exception permitting convicted felons to possess firearms, but only in […]

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DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and its accompanying flooding, the familiar stories have appeared in the news detailing some of the unfortunate crimes that always seem to happen during one of these types of events, including robbery, fraud, theft or burglary (what some have labeled “looting”).  Many are unaware that in the State of […]

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Fees for TX License to Carry a Handgun $40 Starting Sept. 1st – Lowest in the Country

Starting September 1, 2017, the first time fee for a license to carry a handgun will be reduced to $40, down from $140. Prior to being signed into law, it saw overwhelming support in the legislature, where it passed by a 111-30 after the addition of a last minute amendment by Jeff Leach of Plano to waive […]

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In TX Possession of Adderall IS NOT a Felony Anymore (at least for now…)***

Texas Drug Law History & The Texas Health & Safety Code ***AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2017, POSSESSION OF ADDERALL/VYVANSE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION IS A FELONY – CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RECENT LAW CHANGE *** Texas has had a unique history in classifying substances people consume to alter their consciousness. The most recent evolution of Texas […]

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