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Hollywood31055

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Open carry in private car
« on: July 02, 2014, 05:04:19 PM »
I am a Texas CHL holder. Is it legal to wear my gun openly on my hip while driving to work in my private car?  What if I am pulled over by the DPS?
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TexasLawShield

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Re: Open carry in private car
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 03:32:18 PM »
Hollywood31055,

If you are in your private vehicle, the firearm must be concealed. Because you have a CHL, if a law enforcement officer asks to see identification, you must hand over your CHL along with your drivers license.

If the police officer asks if you are carrying, you cannot lie to them. Practically speaking, you should let the officer know where the handgun is in an effort to put them at ease.

Thanks for the question. Hope that helps.
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Re: Open carry in private car
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 09:10:26 AM »
Hollywood31055, I'm not an attorney but from what I have read, you can carry a weapon in your car in Texas BUT it must be concealed.  Just because you have a CHL doesn't mean you can wear it OPENLY in your car.
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Hollywood31055

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Re: Open carry in private car
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 02:36:49 PM »
Thank you for the clarification,  this was very helpful.
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Re: Open carry in private car
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 10:11:12 PM »
Hollywood31055, I OC in my truck everyday. I carry on my right hip, so it is "concealed" as the law states. The law doesn't say concealed in a glove box, or under a seat, it just says concealed from plain view. So as long as it can't be seen by someone crossing the street and walking by your car, its not an issue. Since for me in my truck, my glock is in between my right hip, and my center console, you won't see it unless I have to draw down on you lol.
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Re: Open carry in private car
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2015, 11:56:07 AM »
Quote from: "TexasLawShield"
Hollywood31055,

If you are in your private vehicle, the firearm must be concealed. Because you have a CHL, if a law enforcement officer asks to see identification, you must hand over your CHL along with your drivers license.

If the police officer asks if you are carrying, you cannot lie to them. Practically speaking, you should let the officer know where the handgun is in an effort to put them at ease.

Thanks for the question. Hope that helps.

I completely agree with this. I wouldn't want a LEO to approach my car & see a gun before my credentials.  :o
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