DLawrence wrote:I know I can carry my gun in the car but wondered if I can use a locking holster mounted between the drivers seat and my center console. I have a locking drawer under the passenger seat- too difficult to get if needed - and glove box too far away ( okay I'm short ) haha
If it's locking but still basically visible would it be legal?
Hi, Donna, and a great big welcome
to the Forum.
You've had two good responses. With your license, you can carry in a vehicle on your person if in a belt or shoulder holster, whether concealed or openly visible. With or without your license, the handgun cannot be readily visible in the vehicle if not on your person. But you may carry it--again with or without a license--anywhere in the vehicle so long as it is not visible.
Liberty's towel trick will work just fine to conceal the handgun the way you described you'd prefer to have it in the vehicle. And secured, as you described is a very good idea: some folks will set a gun on the passenger seat and put a towel (or cover of choice) over it. Legal, but not a good idea if you have to hit the breaks.
And, yep, we have categories--or subforums--for questions where you'll get a lot more eyes and a lot more informed responses. We even have an area dedicated to women and any particular issues, techniques, gear, or questions they have as handgun carriers.
As one of your friendly neighborhood moderators, I'm leaving these posts here, but I encourage no one else to respond to the question in this thread so that we can keep it focused on introductions.
And to close in that vein, welcome again. Texas has made great strides over the past decade in increasing the number of women who choose to get their LTC, but it still isn't good enough. I'm thrilled every time I know another woman has decided to get her license and be armed. I hope your daughter considers doing so as well.