[I know this is a lot of questions, but this will be a major life changing move for me, so thanks for your effort and advice in advance.] Alright gents, with each passing day I'm more convinced I'll be moving to TX within 12-18 months. I'm in the process of researching which area I want to end up. I know I don't want to end up in a downtown, nor a small rural town. The only real criteria is that I'm near a hospital with a large ER, a large suburban hospital would be perfect. Optional stuff that means a lot: I'd love it if that ER wasn't in the ghetto. Near the gulf coast. Decent hunting within an hours drive. Deer not so much, but upland game, rabbits, and pig. Saltwater fishing nearby. Good bar/nightlife scene, preferably similar to a college town's, ie. not dirty hole in the wall type places. Good access to cultural events. And the second part of this post is about the gun laws. I need to know if there are any funky little twists. I'm doing lots of reading on my own, but direct questions and answers are probably the best way to round out my knowledge. -The only negative oddity I'm aware of, is that open carry is explicitly not allowed. -The local prosecutors that were acting like spoiled children were finally taken care of by yet another legislative effort, regarding carry in a car without a permit? -All NFA toys are allowed? -Deadly force laws allow the CCW holder to use deadly force to prevent what? Where can I find that language in the law? Here in MI it can be used to prevent death, great bodily harm, and forcible sexual penetration. -Castle doctrine was passed, but that is relatively vague. What exactly does your castle doctrine entail? Here, it works out to be that you can use deadly force any place you have a legal right to be, without first retreating, if the criteria for a good shoot are met under the CCW/deadly force law. It also bars the scumbag or his family from filing a civil suit if it was determined to be a good shoot. -What can I have loaded and ready in the trunk of my car, besides the sidearm on my hip? -Can I only carry a pistol, or can I also carry a collapsible baton, taser/stun gun, pepper spray? -If going to a place that derives more than 50% of its profits from the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption, I can carry a knife or pepper spray here. What can I carry to a club/bar in TX? Thanks much, I'm sure I'll have more as time goes on.