I would not think that of you. My guess is only a few think & act that way but that there are at least definitely a few who do.I'm not,
except I don't think we need a law to kinda permit what a constitutional amendment already explicitly protects as an inherent, God-given right.
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You appear to both be a little incorrect. TPC 46.02. Says this
(a-1) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person's control at any time in which:
(1) the handgun is in plain view, unless the person is 21 years of age or older or is licensed to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and the handgun is carried in a holster; or
(2) the person is:
(A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic or boating; or
(B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.
(a-5) A person commits an offense if the person carries a handgun and intentionally displays the handgun in plain view of another person in a public place. It is an exception to the application of this subsection that the handgun was partially or wholly visible but was carried in a holster.
So, if any part of the handgun is ever visible, it has to be holstered when carried.
Yes, I know there’s conflicts around the changes HB1927 wrought in bringing about permitless carry.
ETA: It’s been a minute since I’ve looked at all the changes brought on by HB1927, so there may be changes elsewhere related to carry by a license holder, either in the Penal Code or the Government Code.
Curious about the wording you used...>
The Texas Legislature is infamous for enacting confusing and erroneous "Laws".
The few times I've told a Texas LEO I was armed, they just asked where gun was and said to not touch.
Curious about the wording you used...
I THINK, I'd be saying something to the effect of:
"Sir, I believe I am legally required to inform you... that I am legally packing heat."
Curious if they asked you if you "had any weapons in the vehicle"?
It's been many years since I was pulled over for anything, so I don't even remember the ticket conversation, I do remember being instructed to keep my hands on the wheel though...