HB 3016 - Holstered Car Carry for LTCs

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HB 3016 - Holstered Car Carry for LTCs

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:23 am

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=HB3016

Allows an LTC to carry a handgun in a vehicle openly as long as it is in a holster.


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Re: HB 3016 - Holstered Car Carry for LTCs

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Post by CoffeeNut » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:48 pm

If I'm not mistaken, this is amending the section that makes it illegal for someone without an LTC to openly carry a firearm in their car. Currently the MPA only allows for concealed carry in a vehicle for those without a license to carry.
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Re: HB 3016 - Holstered Car Carry for LTCs

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:56 pm

CoffeeNut wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:48 pm
If I'm not mistaken, this is amending the section that makes it illegal for someone without an LTC to openly carry a firearm in their car. Currently the MPA only allows for concealed carry in a vehicle for those without a license to carry.
Incorrect. This amends Texas Penal Code 46.035 (a) which is only applicable to an LTC holder.

Sec. 46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER

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Re: HB 3016 - Holstered Car Carry for LTCs

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:02 pm

This Bill clarifies that, as long as your handgun is in a holster, it does not have to be concealed. This is true even if the holster is not worn on the body. So it would make console-mounted holsters legal, as well as laying your holstered handgun in the passenger seat.

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Re: HB 3016 - Holstered Car Carry for LTCs

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Post by CoffeeNut » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:12 pm

Papa_Tiger wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:56 pm
CoffeeNut wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:48 pm
If I'm not mistaken, this is amending the section that makes it illegal for someone without an LTC to openly carry a firearm in their car. Currently the MPA only allows for concealed carry in a vehicle for those without a license to carry.
Incorrect. This amends Texas Penal Code 46.035 (a) which is only applicable to an LTC holder.

Sec. 46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER
Thank you and apologies for my poor reading comprehension today.
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