Is it illegal?

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  1. TXTacticalSource

    TXTacticalSource Member

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    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...
     


  2. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

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    No, it is perfectley legal, matter of fact as long as it is concealed you may carry it in your car any where you go....
     
  3. TXTacticalSource

    TXTacticalSource Member

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    WoW I feel a grate relief...
    Well hopefully I get my CHL soon.

    Thank You!
     
  4. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    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.
     
  5. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    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.
     
  6. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    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.
     
  7. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Just remember, your talking about THIS state;

    texas_sign.jpg

    :p
     
  8. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    I know, I just wish Idaho should come up with the same logic. I think that people should be able to carry their guns how they choose. Whether it be in plain sight or concealed in a range bag, holster, etc.
     
  9. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    It's not a dumb question at all.....

    :2cents: 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. :texas:
     
  10. Paulie Boy

    Paulie Boy New Member

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    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?
     

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