Handgun laws in texas for 19 year old

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  1. countyhunter6

    countyhunter6 New Member

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    Hey everyone, im a 19 year old college student that believes in the second amendment, and already have a question for everyone. Ive done some research on the site and in some forums and from what i have seen alot of people are saying yes i can have a handgun in my pocession, i know i cant buy it but thats the beauty of having a mom or and older brothers that are more than willing to buy me the pistol. But before i go out and get one i want to make sure that i can have one cause i hear a different story from everyone. My real want for one is to keep it in my vehicle, i dont think my 1500 dollar ar 15 is a good gun to keep in my jeep nor is my .300 win mag, lever action 3030, or my remington 870.
    So to cut to the chase may I, 19 years old, have a pistol in my vehilce?

    Secondly may i have one in the house i will be living at while i am in school, its a rental house under my name.
    Well thank you everyone for your time and reading please try and help me clear this up, i want to know for sure so please if your just guessing tell me so i dont land up arrested.
    Thanks,
    Shane
     


  2. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    There is nothing in the laws that says you can't have handgun at 18.
     
  3. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    Do not have somebody else purchase it from a dealer, unless it's a gift. Having somebody else buy it for you constitutes a straw purchase.
    Unless the law has changed, it's perfectly legal for you to own a handgun, but you're still prohibited by federal law from buying ammo for it!

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  4. countyhunter6

    countyhunter6 New Member

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    Yea i know that thats why my mom or brother would get it and it would be a gift from them.... but owning and then having in my pocession in my car is a difference isnt it?
     
  5. Big country

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    I don't think I would carry it in your car. You might run into an officer that didn't get the memo. I don't know if car carry is legal for you or not but I wouldn't chance it. As for you residence go ahead hope you don't ever have to use it, but it is always a good idea to plan for the worse. Where you going to school?
     
  6. TxEMTP69

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    i see no problem with a lever action for a truck gun if you can hide easily while running errands or what not... I have thought about getting a lever action or smaller carbine rifle for truck carry. Then use my pistol (once I have my CHL) to fight back to my truck if I can.
     
  7. countyhunter6

    countyhunter6 New Member

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    I go to texas a&m kingsville, i am a wildlife major there. well for my house my ar 15 will work for holding down that fort.
     
  8. countyhunter6

    countyhunter6 New Member

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    well i have a single shot crack open 20 gauge that would fit in there cause my lever action is kinda to nice to throw in my jeep. But all i know is those guns are long and will be hard to pull out in a hurry.
     
  9. TxEMTP69

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    usually if you're in your vehicle it's best to drive if you can.... ie leave extra room at all stops for escape route and plan ahead. but if you are stuck in your vehicle it might be a bit hard to do, but no matter what you decide, practice, practice, practice.... even a handgun can be a b1@tch to get out in a hurry
     
  10. countyhunter6

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    Well i drive a jeep with 35s and 7 inches of lift if somethings in my way ill go over it. haha but still guys is it even legal for me to have a pistol in my car.... i understand that a cop can be a dick but if he does arrest me and take it will i get it back?:fighting0002:
     

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