GUN texas carry laws

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  1. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    Can anyone point me to the do's and don'ts of carrying in texas? I know OC is illegal but what about printing? In pa and va I don't have to worry about this. The reason I ask is I'm looking to get a CC specific holster for when I come to texas if I have to.
     
  2. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Better be careful, fucker:

    Texas Penal Code §42.01 Disorderly Conduct
    (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly:
    (12) exposes his anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless
    about whether another may be present who will be offended or
    alarmed by his act.
     
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    :wtc: well there goes my weekend plans
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Lazy bastard. :fawk:

    PC §46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE
    HOLDER.

    (a) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder's person under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and intentionally fails to conceal the handgun.
    (b) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed, on or about the license holder's person:
    (1) on the premises of a business that has a permit or license issued under Chapter 25, 28, 32, 69, or 74, Alcoholic Beverage Code, if the business derives 51 percent or more of its income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, as determined by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission under Section 104.06, Alcoholic Beverage Code;
    (2) on the premises where a high school, collegiate, or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place, unless the license holder is a participant in the event and a handgun is used in the event;
    (3) on the premises of a correctional facility;
    (4) on the premises of a hospital licensed under Chapter 241, Health and Safety Code, or on the premises of a nursing home licensed under Chapter 242, Health and Safety Code, unless the license holder has written authorization of the hospital or nursing home administration, as appropriate;
    (5) in an amusement park; or
    (6) on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other established place of religious worship.​
    (c) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed, at any meeting of a governmental entity.
    (d) A license holder commits an offense if, while intoxicated, the license holder carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed.
    (e) A license holder who is licensed as a security officer under Chapter 1702, Occupations Code, and employed as a security officer commits an offense if, while in the course and scope of the security officer's employment, the security officer violates a provision of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.
    (f) In this section:
    (1) "Amusement park" means a permanent indoor or outdoor facility or park where amusement rides are available for use by the public that is located in a county with a population of more than one million, encompasses at least 75 acres in surface area, is enclosed with access only through controlled entries, is open for operation more than 120 days in each calendar year, and has security guards on the premises at all times. The term does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.
    (2) "License holder" means a person licensed to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.
    (3) "Premises" means a building or a portion of a building. The term does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.​
    (g) An offense under Subsection (a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) is a Class A misdemeanor, unless the offense is committed under Subsection (b)(1) or (b)(3), in which event the offense is a felony of the third degree.
    (h) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) that the actor, at the time of the commission of the offense, displayed the handgun under circumstances in which the actor would have been justified in the use of deadly force under Chapter 9.
    (i) Subsections (b)(4), (b)(5), (b)(6), and (c) do not apply if the actor was not given effective notice under Section 30.06.​
     
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    I don't see anything about printing there joe
     
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    Good job, you've comprehended it adequately! :bigthumb:

    If you want the definition of "concealed handgun", here it is:

    GC §411.171. DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
    (3) "Concealed handgun" means a handgun, the presence of which is not openly discernible to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person.​

    Or, you know, you could read the thing yourself.
     
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    Sec. 46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER.

    (a) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder's person under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and intentionally fails to conceal the handgun.

    See it now?
     
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    That doesn't say anything about printing. Printing seems to be a non-issue. As long as the gun is reasonably hidden from a casual observer, you are in compliance with the law.
     
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    "Intentionally fails to conceal" means the butt or some other identifiable part is sticking out and is plainly visible.
     
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    Most of the time if you print a non-CHL-type person is going to think it's your cell phone or something. But if a cop sees you he can either give you a warning or cite you, depending on if he's being a dick or not.

    I never had a problem when I was there, but I did make an effort not to print. :dunno:
     
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    No actually I don't. It says "Intentionally" so if the gun accidentally becomes uncovered then you're not in violation of the law. Fuck it I'm calling a lawyer
     
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    I'm not from texas but that sounds like wording that is going to come down to the cop's stance on concealed carry. If he's a dick I bet you'd get cited and have to go to court and make your case that it wasn't intentional.
     
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    Pretty sure there's no statewide precedent set or AG opinion rendered, yet.
     

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