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by Flightmare
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry rules for non CHL citizens
Replies: 53
Views: 3951

Re: Carry rules for non CHL citizens

Winston wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:04 pm
apostate wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
If you're worried about getting into trouble obeying the law, imagine the trouble you could get into breaking it.

Remember that UCW upgrades to a felony on TABC licensed premises like a convenience store that sells beer.
Yep! I've never brought my gun inside of any store whether it was legal or not. Especially a gas station or a place that sells alcohol because I know that's illegal with the 30.06 and 30.07 signs. But I did make this post because going to gas stations seems to be one of the worst places you can be sometimes. A lot worse than just grocery shopping. I literally never feel the need to be armed while grocery shopping or going to most other stores. Gas stations are different for some reason. I'm sure a lot of people feel they need to be armed while pumping gas. Do most of you CHL holders just use a debit or credit card to fill up gas since you can't go into the gas station armed either? That would literally have to be a pain in the butt to remove your gun from it's holster every time you needed to go inside of a gas station. Then put it back in while filling up. I'm probably just going to use my card to fill up gas from now on and avoid going inside altogether. And since my gun will be left inside of my vehicle I'll at least be able to get to it if needed. That will be harder if I'm inside the store and something happens. I'll just get my drinks and snacks at a local grocery store from now on since it's a lot safer.
Most of the gas stations I've gone to are NOT posted 30.06 or 30.07. They do frequently have the TABC blue sign that prohibits unlicensed carry, but that does not apply to me as a LTC holder. Those same blue TABC signs are often on grocery store doors (including Walmart). With a license, you are perfectly legal to walk right past them.
by Flightmare
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry rules for non CHL citizens
Replies: 53
Views: 3951

Re: Carry rules for non CHL citizens

Winston wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Yes I'm aware of the downfalls of Mexican carry. I literally never Mexican carry any of guns (especially my Glock) but that day I had my 1911 and had the safety on. And apparently I won't be carrying any weapon on my person in the future until I get my license. I'm glad that I posted about this because I was truly unaware that doing what I did was in violation of the law. I figured that since I was at my vehicle at the time and having my weapon on my person was 100% legal as long as I didn't go into the gas station with it. My assumptions could have costed me so hopefully this post will help others too that didn't know.
Carry inside your vehicle is covered under the Motorist Protection Act. Charles Cotton did some good podcasts on the history of LTC/CHL as well as additional important laws in Texas under the "Texas FIrearms Coalition"
https://www.texasfirearmscoalition.com/ ... p/podcasts
I highly recommend them.


The LTC class covers most of the laws regarding carry in the state. Very useful to get you a foundation of where/when you can and cannot carry. This forum here has been my single greatest resource since my class back in 2016 as to what the laws are. I don't recall if you mentioned what part of the state you're in, but there are groups in DFW and Houston that have breakfasts on certain days. If you're close to one of those, you might look into meeting up with some fellow forum members. I have yet to meet an unfriendly face from the forum. Actually, have yet to personally meet an unfriendly face with a LTC. Looking forward to adding another person to our numbers. :tiphat:

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