Can I legally carry hand gun in my truck?

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  • CalebSowell

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    I am 20 and my dad just gave me a glock to get used to before I turn 21 and get my CHL. I understand that it is completely legal for me to own the weapon under the penal code, but the only thing that it is not clear on is if I am allowed to carry a loaded concealed handgun in my truck even though I am under the age of 21.
    Thanks, any help is appreciated.
     

    Shotgun Jeremy

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    If you are legally able to own a handgun, then you are legally able to keep it concealed in your vehicle, with one in the chamber-if it pleases you. Rifles/shotguns you can keep anywhere in the vehicle, in the open.
     

    txinvestigator

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    There is no prohibition against carrying your handgun in your vehicle as long as you meet 4 requirments;

    1) the handgun cannot be in plain view.
    2) you cannot be committing a crime at the time (class C traffic violations don't matter)
    3) you cannot be prohibited by law from possesing a firearm
    4) you cannot be a member of a criminal street gang

    Age is not addressed.
     
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