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Quick question about long guns in vehicles

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by MTA89, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce Well-Known

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    I should have been more clear originally.

    My comment was specifically around a long gun with a round in the chamber.

    My experience with M4s leaves me less than confident in the AR’s safety function when jarred.

    YMMV and all that.
     


  2. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    The question was not if it was safe but legal.
    There are those that have fired their loaded long gun while trying to get them into or out of a vehicle. It happens at hunt camp and at home as well. Some can't safely handle one anywhere. Some people should not have a loaded gun anywhere.
    Some states have laws against transporting loaded firearms. Texas is not one of them.
    If you have a firearm that the safety is of questionable functionality, it probably needs repair.

    from an idjit coffeeholic
     
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  3. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

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    But a single answering post of "Yes" and then close the thread just wouldn't be us.
     
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  4. Darkpriest667

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    Yeah, but I do need to know the legal answer I keep an unloaded (no mag in the well either) AR15 in my trunk with 2 magazines right next to it topped off... If it's technically a club without a round in the chamber i definitely want to know.
     
  5. toddnjoyce

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    I’m aware. My original post indicated that. The M4 safety works perfectly well doing what it was designed to do. Until it doesn’t. Here’s one example that affected close to 10% of the M4 PIP inventory.

    https://taskandpurpose.com/army-fix-glitch-m4-carbines
     
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  6. toddnjoyce

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    TPC 46.01

    (3) "Firearm" means any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use. Firearm does not include a firearm that may have, as an integral part, a folding knife blade or other characteristics of weapons made illegal by this chapter and that is:
    (A) an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899; or
    (B) a replica of an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899, but only if the replica does not use rim fire or center fire ammunition.

    https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.46.htm

    I’m curious about the text regarding the integral folding knife blade as the rest of TPC 46 appears to be silent on what that would be called.
     
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  7. Charlie

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

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    Why would one not keep a loaded mag inserted, leaving the chamber empty (if it made them feel better)? A round cannot accidentally go off in the mag. especially if it's locked in a trunk. Just curious as to the reason.
     
  8. Renegade

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    Apparently because they are unsure if it is legal, even after 6 pages of explaining it is.
     
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  9. Darkpriest667

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    Just personal preference really. I have the bolt open so that when I slam the mag in I just hit the bolt release button and off to the races.
     
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  10. toddnjoyce

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    When transporting a long gun, that’s how I typically do it. Nothing particularly wrong with that method.

    Nothing particularly wrong with a round in the chamber, either.

    As you know, our law doesn’t care one way or another if the firearm is loaded in any configuration or not.
     


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