I haven't carried yet in Texas myself but when in doubt I always go to Handgunlaw.us .
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Hi guys I'm going to Texas in the Beginning of May for my sister in law's graduation and have a couple of CCW questions. First off is I know Texas honors a my Florida carry license so I can carry concealed while there.
But my questions are about the Texas no gun signs "30.06" signs I think they are called,are these signs state law or just something someone who doesn't want guns in their place of business can put up? If I see one of these signs should I not carry in that place? I don't want to violate the law in any way. Also is it legal for me to keep a gun in my vehicle while there loaded and accessible say in the center console like it is in FL. for those with a license to carry? Thanks guys for any help.
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Besides checking the usual places, like handgunlaws.us, also check out TexasCHLforum.com and Texas3006.com - Your 30.06 Information Resource - Home, both of which have local CHL information and the straight scopp on the signs, etc. Te0xas 30.06 signs (the 3.06 refers to the statute that covers CC) ARE legal, as long as they are done according to the law (very specific, so you don't want to carry into places that have them. Also, be mindful of the "51%" signs, which designate places that derive more than 51% of their income from the sale of alcoholic beverages (for onsite consumption). Carry is not permitted in 51% locations. They are required to display this sign at the entrance.
Recent clarification of TX law allows handgun carry in a vehicle, with or without a Texas CHL. I am NOT sure if this covers nonresidents.
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Go to the Tx DPS site. The 30.06,if lettered properly and the right size and color,is for real. Also there are signs in places that derive more than 50% of their sales from booze for on premise consumption. There should be pictures on the site.
Carry in Texas is pretty relax as long as you know the rules and are a responsible carrier.
Enjoy your visit to Texas!
yes the 30.06 signs are state law, if you enter carrying you are committing a class A misdemeanor
as for car carry, you're good to go with it in your car, unless you enter property (that can be parking lots) that are posted with 30.06
make sure to check out the sites that others have listed in the previous posts in this thread, they will provide you with further details, etc, but if you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask again here
good luck, and a pre-emptive welcome to Texas
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Just pay attention to the 30.06 signs that meet the standard. Bars are off limits 51% sign will be at the door, inside school buildings, buildings with court offices, prisons or jails.
Churches are ok, and unless a meeting is posted, generally government buildings are not allowed to place a 30.06 sign on it.
Your good to go in your car, whether it is on you or hidden with it loaded. Just remember if you do happen to get pulled over or asked for ID by a LEO, you are required to give them your carry license with your drivers license.
Just be aware that once you get here, you might not want to return to your state of Florida.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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farronwolf said it all, have a good trip
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thanks guys you've been a great help.