I haven't been there since I was 2 years old which was ummmmm .... over half a century, well .... a long time ago.
Posting this for the convenience of those who may need it.Guns, National Parks, Travel Trailers, Vehicles.
RE: (A) the National Park System; and (B) the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Text of Section 512, P.L. 111-24
SEC. 512. PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM VIOLENT CRIME.http://www.nps.gov/hocu/parkmgmt/upload ... 5B1%5D.pdf
Texas Penal Code Sec. 46.02http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/S ... /PE.46.htmFrom my understanding of the following two statements:People who can legally possess firearms under federal and state law can now possess those firearms in the national parks in that state as of Feb 22, 2010.. Text here: http://www.nps.gov/hocu/parkmgmt/upload ... 5B1%5D.pdfAs of 2007, if you can legally possess a handgun, it is legal to carry that handgun (loaded or unloaded) in your vehicle as long as the handgun remains concealed. And, you can possess it in your "premesis" which includes Travel Trailer etc, and you can carry it from Trailer to vehicle and conceal it in the vehicle.
Texas Penal Code § 46.02 (a) below.... It appears you could carry from your Towed Travel Trailer/motor home/"Premesis" to your vehicle and keep it/carry it in your vehicle concealed. I don't see that you may carry it BACK FROM your vehicle to the "Premesis" (house/trailer.)
Just an odd observation I made. I'm NOT a Lawyer, that's my layman's opinion... I could be wrong.
But, see for yourself....
Texas Penal Code § 46.02 (a) below http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/S ... /PE.46.htmTexas Penal Code § 46.02
Sec. 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not
(1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control
(2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle that is owned by the person or under the person's control.
(a-1) A person commits an offense if
the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle
that is owned by the person or under the person's control at any time in which:
(1) the handgun is in plain view
(2) the person is:
(A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic;
(B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or
(C) a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01.
(a-2) For purposes of this section, "premises" includes real property and a recreational vehicle that is being used as living quarters, regardless of whether that use is temporary or permanent. In this subsection, "recreational vehicle" means a motor vehicle primarily designed as temporary living quarters or a vehicle that contains temporary living quarters and is designed to be towed by a motor vehicle. The term includes a travel trailer, camping trailer, truck camper, motor home, and horse trailer with living quarters.
(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed on any premises licensed or issued a permit by this state for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Text of Section 512, P.L. 111-24
SEC. 512. PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM VIOLENT CRIME.
(b) Protecting the Right of Individuals To Bear arms in Units of the National Park System and the National Wildlife Refuge System- The Secretary of the Interior shall not promulgate or enforce any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm including an assembled or functional firearm in any unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System if-- (1) the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm; and (2) the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the State in which the unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System is located.