- Oct 8, 2008
I thought if you didn't have a concealed weapons permit, it was illegal to conceal a weapon anywhere. Although I do put mine in a range bag when I'm out cause I don't want it sitting in plain sight if I run into the store for something.
Not in Texas. As long as the handgun is not in plain view, he is not committing a crime at the time (traffic violations don't apply), is not prohibited from possessing a firearm and not a member of a street gang, then he can car carry.
Even if he does not qualify there, it is legal to carry while engaged in a lawful sporting event where a handgun is commonly used, and while going to and from.
Ahh, guess the rules are different in Texas. I know that in Idaho you have to have your guns in plain view, but I however don't agree with that. I don't want my gun sitting on the dash where some criminal can see it while I'm in the store.
If I do not have a CHL and I transport my gun to the shooting range in a Range Bag is it illegal?
Sorry for the dumb question...
so what about the castle law? I though Texans are allowed to carry in thier cars for protection. Does the weapon have to be concealed or can it be sitting in your lap or next to the seat?
It's not a dumb question at all.....
But it is really scary knowing you own a gun and don't know he laws pertaining to owning a gun.
There's a thread that's stuck at the top of a forum that has the link to related gun laws. It would be a good idea to take a gander.
To every body else Thank You for the friendly reply's Specially to HK_Fiend.
DWI, Street racing, etc. are Class B Misdemeanors. They will tack on the unlawful firearm in both of those situations as well.
Street racing is not the same charge as speeding. AND we are referring to carry wthout a CHL (Concealed Handgun License). The law posted earlier on this page is the applicable law, and has nothing to do with carry under a CHL.So if you are pulled over for speeding in Texas and you have a concealed weapon in the vehicle they'll charge you with unlawful possession even if you have a CCW?
Just remember, your talking about THIS state;