Answered on Aug 06th, 2011 at 9:40 AM
Texas law lets a convicted felon possess a firearm on the premises where he lives once five years have elapsed from his release from prison or from parole, whichever is later. Texas Penal Code section 46.04 Federal lawgenerally prohibits a person convicted of a crime "punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year" from possessing a firearm - ever. The test is the length of possible punishment, not whether the crime is called a misdemeanor or a felony. No exception is made for having a firearm at the home, no matter how long ago the conviction. 18 U.S.C. section 922(g) The question would become whether or not your girlfriend was possession the gun if the police somehow ended up in your home. If I were her, I would not want to take that chance. If she does, then at the very minimum, you should lock the gun in a safe to which she does not have a key or combination thus no access. As far as in a car - you have it on your person SHE is probably okay. If you put it anywhere else in the car it becomes a question, again, of whether she possesses it (care custody control). Given that she has a criminal history, police would most likely take her to jail.