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by NJ_Expat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry rules for non CHL citizens
Replies: 53
Views: 1359

Re: Carry rules for non CHL citizens

Upon further review, it appears that I WAS incorrect regarding having a handgun in a vehicle without an LTC. The gun does need to be concealed from view, but you are allowed to have it on your person as long as you're in the vehicle. My sincerest apologies. Thank you for the clarification.
by NJ_Expat
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry rules for non CHL citizens
Replies: 53
Views: 1359

Re: Carry rules for non CHL citizens

C-dub wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 pm
NJ_Expat wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:54 am
Without an LTC, you can have a loaded handgun in your vehicle if:
-The gun is NOT on your person FALSE
-The gun is concealed from view with all four of the vehicle's doors open FALSE - no open door requirement

Therefore, keeping the gun in the glove box or a bag is totally legal. Even keeping it on the passenger seat with a rag over it is technically legal (not recommended, obviously).

You cannot get out of your vehicle with a concealed handgun on your person. TRUE - except if you are coming to or from your residence or place of business

I understand the logic of "judged by 12, not carried by 6" in the defense of your family, but ending up in the county jail or state prison with a sh*tload of fines, legal fees, and a criminal record isn't exactly doing a service to your family, either. Be smart. Spend the money (it's chump change) and get your LTC. Even though the course is required, the education you receive is absolutely crucial and invaluable.
Colored text added by me. I have this nagging feeling that I'm forgetting something that is going to come back and bite me, but I can't figure it out yet.
If I'm indeed incorrect, regarding the possession of a loaded handgun in a vehicle, then I apologize. I'm reiterating what was explained to me by the instructor in my LTC course. I have read that "Texas generally prohibits intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carrying a handgun in plain view in a motor vehicle or watercraft, except by handgun license holders carrying the handgun in a shoulder or belt holster." - http://lawcenter.giffords.org/guns-in-v ... -in-texas/
by NJ_Expat
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry rules for non CHL citizens
Replies: 53
Views: 1359

Re: Carry rules for non CHL citizens

Without an LTC, you can have a loaded handgun in your vehicle if:
-The gun is NOT on your person
-The gun is concealed from view with all four of the vehicle's doors open

Therefore, keeping the gun in the glove box or a bag is totally legal. Even keeping it on the passenger seat with a rag over it is technically legal (not recommended, obviously).

You cannot get out of your vehicle with a concealed handgun on your person.

I understand the logic of "judged by 12, not carried by 6" in the defense of your family, but ending up in the county jail or state prison with a sh*tload of fines, legal fees, and a criminal record isn't exactly doing a service to your family, either. Be smart. Spend the money (it's chump change) and get your LTC. Even though the course is required, the education you receive is absolutely crucial and invaluable.

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