I'm a non-immigrant alien; been residing in Texas for 8 years. I work here, on a work visa. I want a gun to protect my home. I understand that I can't get a concealed gun license period but I hear about loopholes regarding owning a gun. Can I get a hunting license and purchase a gun through a private seller at a gunshow? If yes, what kinds of guns can I own? Handguns? Shotgun? Rifle?

Bottom line is, how can I get my hands on a gun in Texas where every other guy is carrying one. Thanks.