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  1. dead_eye

    dead_eye New Member

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    Howdy,
    My name's Avery. I live in Virginia and will be moving down to Tyler, Texas temporarily this fall. I'm not familiar with the Texas laws at all so I want to find out as much as possible before I get down there and do something I ought not to haha.

    I was mainly concerned about what the laws are like having to do with carrying both handgun and long gun on person and in vehicle, loaded/unloaded, permit/no permit, etc. I've tried doing some research about the subject on my own but everything I've found seems pretty loosely explained. I apretiate any feedback at all!
    Thanks,
    Avery
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Welcome to the Forum!
     
  3. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Welcome

    This covers the basics and should keep you out of trouble with the law. Basically, without a License to Carry, you can carry handguns and long guns openly or concealed in your home and on your property. You may keep a handgun or long gun in your vehicle, loaded or unloaded, without an LTC if you are legally eligible to own firearms. No requirement for them to be locked up.

    If you have specific questions, post them in the General Firearms and Ammo forum.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Texas
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018
  4. Charlie

    Charlie "I can't think of one thing that I don't know." TGT Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum! To the best of my knowledge you can carry a handgun in your vehicle without any permit but it cannot be exposed. Not sure about the law concerning a rifle/shotgun at this time but years ago you could hang it on a rack in the back window of a truck and no body cared. I "think" it does not need to be out of sight. More folks will be on here soon to clarify it in more detail and more accurately.
     
  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Howdy
     
  6. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

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    welcome 2 TGT
     
  7. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  8. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Welcome to TGT
     
  9. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Welcome

    from an idjit coffeeholic
     
  10. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Hello and welcome to Texas and TGT.
     


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