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by Rrash
Fri May 10, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB299 to Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 10925

Re: SB299 to Governor

Keith B wrote:
Rrash wrote:How about this scenario. You meet a friend/co-worker at a restaurant. When you get there, you see a 51% or a valid 30.06 sign. You return back to your vehicle to secure your weapon. In the process of transferring the firearm(s) to your storage spot, someone happens to walk by close enough to see what is in your hand. You have now unintentionally displayed your handgun in a public place, but not in a way meant to cause alarm. SB 299 will clarify the wording of the law under these circumstances, assuming the well-intentioned passer-by calls the police.
It might, but I think if you are in a public locaiton you should not be haphazard about still trying to conceal it when transfering from body to hidden in the vehicle.
Good point. I was thinking of a scenario, where the vehicle was already parked (so you aren't going to drive to a "private place" to transfer), and while you did the best you could to be discreet, someone still saw the weapon. I could see a good samaritan calling the police to report a suspicious guy hiding a gun, etc. And I wouldn't fault a good samaritan as long as his/her intentions were good in nature.

Another thought was in the case of maybe a kid pulling on a parent's clothing or doing something in a way that briefly or unintentionally exposes a grip or something along these lines.
by Rrash
Thu May 09, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: SB299 to Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 10925

Re: SB299 to Governor

How about this scenario. You meet a friend/co-worker at a restaurant. When you get there, you see a 51% or a valid 30.06 sign. You return back to your vehicle to secure your weapon. In the process of transferring the firearm(s) to your storage spot, someone happens to walk by close enough to see what is in your hand. You have now unintentionally displayed your handgun in a public place, but not in a way meant to cause alarm. SB 299 will clarify the wording of the law under these circumstances, assuming the well-intentioned passer-by calls the police.

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