GUN Question about TEXAS gun laws

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  1. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    not DC or Cali, but in Texas you can walk around with a weapon and no concealed permit as long as its not concealed and you are not brandishing or threating anyone with it

    ie. I can walk around with a shotgun in a non-threatening manner and be gravy
     
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    this is what I found on packing.org...

     
  3. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    that's if you have a license
     
  4. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    No. Open carry is not legal in TX.

    www.opencarry.org
     
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    Gimik New Member

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    you think you'll have more rights if you don't?
     
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    Gimik New Member

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    that site says you can open carry in a vehicle, but I read that it still had to be concealed?
     
  7. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    TX law regarding traveling is a grey area, hence the confusion, IMO.
     
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    The open carrying of long guns is generally allowed in Texas. However, section 46.03(a) and (g) makes it a third degree felony to intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possess a firearm of any sort in the following locations:
    (1) on the physical premises of a school or educational institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational institution…unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the institution;
    (2) on the premises of a polling place on the day of an election or while early voting is in progress;
    (3) on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the court;
    (4) on the premises of a racetrack;
    (5) in or into a secured area of an airport [unless all firearms were checked as baggage in accordance with federal or state law or regulations before entering a secured area; see § 46.03(e)]; or
    (6) within 1,000 feet of premises the location of which is designated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a place of execution…on a day that a sentence of death is set to be imposed…and the person received [proper] notice... [See § 46.03(i) for limited exceptions.]

    Defenses to prosecution exist in certain cases for law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security officers. Section 46.03(b), (d) and (h). Possessing a concealed handgun license under Subchapter H, Gov't Code § 411.171, et seq. is not a defense to prosecution under this section.
     
  9. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    You never know these days, but I was merely just pointing that out.
     
  10. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    The legislature has repeatedly addressed the long legal tradition or permitting concealed carry while traveling - mostly to deal with local police departments and prosecutors that insist on arresting people for "illegal concealed carry." Unfortunately, they have never defined what constitutes "travelling."
     
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    if you're travelling across more than 3 counties, you can have a firearm concealed in your vehicle.

    or so i'm told.

    edit: was told this by a husband of a cop, so it may be true.
     

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