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    I heard from someone that in Texas, it is ok to carry a handgun in your vehicle if you don't have a permit, as long as it's not in plain view. Is this correct?

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    Yup..As long as you aren't a convicted felon, involved in an offense above a class C traffic offense, or a documented gang member.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by iamacop View Post
      Yup..As long as you aren't a convicted felon, involved in an offense above a class C traffic offense, or a documented gang member.
      What he said.

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      • #4
        iamacop, let me correct you ever so slightly...

        You must not be prevented by law from possessing a handgun. There are more DQs than just a convicted felon.

        Also, it's not a Class C, just not committing a Traffic Code violation. You can get busted for 2nd offense DWLS and be good, but if it's an offense outside the traffic code, then you're in trouble.
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        • #5
          A few followup questions if i may about texas concealed carry in vehicle

          Should you declare you have a concealed weapon when pulled over? And/or are you legally required to declare you have said weapon?

          If you inform the LEO you have a concealed weapon, is it now a crime since it would be the same as plain viewed?

          Why can you have the weapon concealed but not plain view?

          If you have a permit, can you then have it plain view in vehicle

          can you ever have a firearm in plain view on person or in vehicle legaly in texas? Thanks

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          • #6
            A few followup questions if i may about texas concealed carry in vehicle

            Should you declare you have a concealed weapon when pulled over?
            Yes, you should

            And/or are you legally required to declare you have said weapon?
            No you're not, but again, a good idea

            If you inform the LEO you have a concealed weapon, is it now a crime since it would be the same as plain viewed?
            No, because it is still concealed you were just making him/her aware of it for their personal safety

            Why can you have the weapon concealed but not plain view?
            Because the (80th) Legislature said so.

            If you have a permit, can you then have it plain view in vehicleNo

            can you ever have a firearm in plain view on person or in vehicle legaly in texas?
            If you are allowed to carry a gun because you're one of the people defined in CCP 2.12 (otherwise known as Peace Officers). Otherwise, no, but exceptions are generally made for long guns.

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            Let your watchword be duty, and know no other talisman of success than labor. Let honor be your guiding star in your dealing with your superiors, with your fellows, with all. Be as true to a trust reposed as the needle to the pole. Stand by the right even to the sacrifice of life itself, and learn that death is preferable to dishonor. ~ Gov. Richard Coke, October 4, 1876

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            • #7
              Wow, I didn't know you can have a concealed handgun in your vehicle without a concealed license. So, you wouldn't be charged for unlawfully carrying a handgun if you had to use it?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lugonatron View Post
                Wow, I didn't know you can have a concealed handgun in your vehicle without a concealed license. So, you wouldn't be charged for unlawfully carrying a handgun if you had to use it?
                If the law allows you to carry one legally under certain conditions, why would they charge you if you were justified in using it?
                Strong Body, Sharp Mind And Good Tactics!

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                • #9
                  Did they abolish the "defense to prosecution" for the "while travelling" qualifier for carrying in a vehicle without a CHL?

                  Then there's a protection to prosecution that's available on for "transporting" under the federal Firearm Owners Protection Act.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bounce View Post
                    Did they abolish the "defense to prosecution" for the "while travelling" qualifier for carrying in a vehicle without a CHL?
                    They took out the "Traveling " defense back in 2007 or 2008.
                    Strong Body, Sharp Mind And Good Tactics!

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