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TexasBill

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Definition of carrying
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:51:31 PM »
Is the definition of carrying different for CHL holders and other citizens in TX?  Normally, carrying is defined as "on or about one's person".  This normally excludes locked trunks and/or the luggage area of an SUV.  If a TX CHL holder has his/her weapon in the trunk or the luggage area of an SUV is he/she carrying or not?
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TexasLawShield

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Re: Definition of carrying
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 03:02:17 PM »
TexasBill,

Carrying isn’t defined differently for CHLs and non-CHLs, and that scenario you posed is going to come down to a fact question for the jury. A prosecutor could allege that a CHL holder was “carrying” when the firearm was locked in the trunk,  but I think it would be hard to convince a jury of that.
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