CCW on my private property?? -Texas

CCW on my private property?? -Texas

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    CCW on my private property?? -Texas

    I live in Texas and have my CCW.
    I cannot recall from my class about carry on my property?
    We have about a 1 acre back yard in a nice neighborhood and it is totally fenced in by wooden privacy fence. So I am not out in the country per say.
    I am always doing chores in my sheds/shop, building stuff and sweating a lot so I don't normally carry my wallet at home, but I always carry my gun.
    So am I legal or should I be carrying my CCW license on my person when I am doing chores in my backyard?
    Thanks in advance for any feedback!!
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    I cannot conceve of anywhere in TX getting down to nuts and bolts of private property carry , i would carry without worry ( as i do at a friends place who lives in tx ) . That being said , how much trouble is it to create a small " documents folder " which has your ccw , your dl , and maby one credit card that will go in a pocket when your gun and spare mag goes on ... just food for thought .
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    I do not know your state laws but I would think on your own property you would be able to carry conceal or open if your neighbors are not complaining. I think even if they were complaining it still would be OK.

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    Texas, home carry, open carry on my property. No problem. Billfold in the house no problem.
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    In Texas, perfectly legal on your patch of dirt.

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    In Texas "city limits", if you brandish your weapon on your property (your back/front yard) and it is seen by someone outside the property (next door neighbor or bystanders), you have failed to conceal your firearm.

    The neighbor/bystander would have the right to call LE and file a complaint. You would probably have to go explain to the Judge why you were exposing your firearm in public. That would be the best scenario if you get a visit from LE.

    You should ALWAYS carry your CHL on you when packing. And you should always carry concealed when outside your dwelling in Texas City Limits.
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    In Texas "city limits", if you brandish your weapon on your property (your back/front yard) and it is seen by someone outside the property (next door neighbor or bystanders), you have failed to conceal your firearm.
    So. You don't have to carry concealed on your own property in Texas. It may make a difference if the city has an ordnance though. I suspect most don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one eyed fatman
    So. You don't have to carry concealed on your own property in Texas. It may make a difference if the city has an ordnance though. I suspect most don't.
    Correct!!

    You can open carry (non CHL citizen) on your property as long as the weapon is not brandished. It is not against the Law, for example...: to wash your car on your front (clear open public view) driveway with a holstered weapon in plain view. It certainly might make your neighbors or bystanders a little worried or nervous, ..but it's not against the law as long as you remain on your property.

    If a LEO drives by or is called to go investigate, he will ask a few questions, but not tell you to relinquish your weapon, or secure it into your House,.... unless your behavior is suspicious or disorderly.

    It is a totally different situation if the weapon is brandished, regardless if you are on private property or not!!

    Totality of the circumstances.
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    you do not need a license to carry concealed on your own property
    as for open carry, out in the country/on your ranch is no problem,
    however if I did it in my front yard here in town I'm sure someone would call the cops
    each city could have its own brandishing ordinances so you better check em, I'm going to contact my friends in LE here
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra
    you do not need a license to carry concealed on your own property
    as for open carry, out in the country/on your ranch is no problem,
    however if I did it in my front yard here in town I'm sure someone would call the cops
    each city could have its own brandishing ordinances so you better check em, I'm going to contact my friends in LE here
    So that I'm clear with my statement,.. I am using the word "Brandishing" as in grabbing and holding the gun in your hand whether it is held with muzzle pointing down,.. up or sideways. IN YOUR HAND(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by los
    So that I'm clear with my statement,.. I am using the word "Brandishing" as in grabbing and holding the gun in your hand whether it is held with muzzle pointing down,.. up or sideways. IN YOUR HAND(s).
    ok, I wasn't referring to anything you said but was answering the original post

    just confirmed, it is legal to open carry on your own property according to Texas Penal Code, but I'm not sure if local ordinances could be in place
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    In Texas - Open carry is OK at Any Time on your own property. No CHL required.

    You do not open carry under the TX CHL.

    One of the FEW O/C provisions we have here in TX...

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