Firearm(s) Registration –
Your firearms can be registered by:
a. Manual - Complete form, attach commanders’ assumption of command and hand carry to the Marvin Leath Visitor Center building 69012, every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
b. Automated - digitally sign and send an encrypted e-mail with the completed form and commanders’ assumption of command to: email@example.com. Once completed, owner will receive registration via return e-mail.
You can complete a temporary registration at the Main Gate or the MP Desk DES building 23020 after hours. All personnel (military or civilian) who live on the installation or will possess, transport or carry a firearm on the installation at any time must register with the Directorate of Emergency Services as per III Corps & Fort Cavazos Regulation 190-11. Firearms will be registered under the owner’s information. If the owner is a family member, the weapon will be registered under their information and the sponsor’s. All Soldiers residing on the installation are required to obtain their unit commander's approval to register privately-owned firearms. Newly assigned Soldiers in possession of assignment orders must receive a temporary weapons registration with the expiration lasting through the in-processing phase prior to traveling onto post with the firearm. Soldiers that purchase a firearm must receive a temporary weapons registration (not to exceed 5 working days), pending their commander's approval. To cancel the registration of a firearm, the registrant will report the Marvin Leath Visitor Welcome Center from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. upon the permanent removal, sale or transfer of the registered firearm.
You can download Fort Cavazos Form 190-19 (Privately-Owned Firearms Registration) and Fort Cavazos Regulation 190-11 below.
•Firearms defined: any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using energy generated by an explosive or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use.
•Antique firearms (manufactured prior to 1899) are subject to the same rules as any other firearm, to include any firearm that is loaded only through the muzzle.
•Weapons registration expires every 4 years. If still stationed on Fort Cavazos, it is the service member’s responsibility to renew the registration utilizing the same process.
•A firearm that is purchased through AAFES on the installation must be removed from the installation within 2 hours or a temporary registration must be completed.
At no point during the process will the weapon be brought into the MLVWC or Military Police Station unless specifically directed to do so.
Texas Firearm Carry Act of 2021 FAQs
Q: When does the Texas Firearm Carry Act of 2021 take effect?
A: September 1st, 2021.
Q: Does the new Texas Firearm Carry Act of 2021 change procedures or requirements for the carrying, storage or registration of firearms on Fort Cavazos?
A: No. Fort Cavazos is exclusive federal jurisdiction, and the new law has no effect on a federal installation. FC Regulation 190-11 is still in effect on Fort Cavazos.
Q: Where can I find out information concerning the registration, transport and storage of privately owned firearms on Fort Cavazos?
A: Information is located above.
Q: Where can I find the most recent version of Fort Cavazos Regulation 190-11?
A: https://home.army.mil/cavazos/index.php/phantom-clerk (CAC Enabled)
Q: What does the Firearm Carry Act of 2021 permit?
A: House Bill 1927, the Firearm Carry Act of 2021, amends the Code of Criminal Procedure, Education Code, Government Code, Health and Safety Code, Human Resources Code, Labor Code, Local Government Code and Penal Code to make it legal for any person 21 years of age or older to carry a handgun, either openly in a holster or concealed, in a manner consistent with state and federal law without first obtaining a handgun license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm and have not been convicted of certain specific offenses within the preceding five years. The bill maintains prohibitions against carrying a weapon on certain premises and further maintains restrictions on the authority to carry a handgun on certain other premises, including college campuses, which is reserved as a privilege only of license holders.
Q: What kind of places does the law prohibit carry of a firearm?
A: There are certain public places that firearms are prohibited, even under the new Firearms Carry Act, unless you are a licensed peace officer. Those include:
· Bars and other businesses that make 51% of their receipts from alcohol
· Sporting events and horse or dog races (racetrack where pari-mutuel wagering takes place)
· Polling places
· Airports (secure area)
· Jails and prisons
· Government buildings (Fort Cavazos)
· Hospitals / nursing homes
· Federal property and national park buildings (that includes Fort Cavazos, BLORA)
· Private businesses or land in which the owner has signage posted outlawing weapons
· Civil commitment facility / mental hospital
· Amusement parks
Q: What can I expect to see off post with the new law?
A: You may see an increase in people carrying a weapon openly in stores or other conveyances in public.
Q: What can I expect during an interaction with Civilian Law Enforcement?
A: IAW with House Bill 1927, Police Officers can disarm a person at any time the officer reasonably believe it is necessary for the protection of the person, the officer or another individual during a law enforcement encounter.
Once the Officer deems the person not to be a threat/committed a crime they will return the firearm.
Q: Do I still need to get a Concealed Carry Permit (firearms license) in Texas?
A: Obtaining a firearms license still has its advantages. A handgun license would allow the carrier to have reciprocity in other states that have enacted that kind of legislation. A license is also considered a valid form of ID when casting a ballot and grants expedited access into the Texas Capitol.