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Texas has reciprocity agreements with certain other states for concealed carry licenses, meaning that a concealed carry license issued in that particular state will also be recognized in Texas. The terms of these agreements can vary from state to state, and not all states have reciprocity agreements with Texas. Some states have “unilateral” agreements with Texas, which usually means that Texas will recognize that state's concealed carry license but a Texas License to Carry may not be recognized in that state. 

To see if your state has an agreement with Texas, be sure to review the Texas Department of Public Safety's list of states with current reciprocity agreements. Find your state on the map and read through the corresponding agreement. 

Please note that anyone carrying a concealed weapon in Texas is still subject to other laws and restrictions on carrying a firearm in Texas. The library has a Carry of Firearms in Texas page on our Gun Laws research guide that provides more information on both state and federal law. If you plan on visiting Texas, you may want to review these laws before you visit. 

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