Question regarding open carrying of a long gun

Question regarding open carrying of a long gun

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    Question regarding open carrying of a long gun

    Anyone familiar with the legalities of open carrying a long gun in public in Texas? A few weeks back I saw the video of the Army Sgt. who was harrassed and arrested by officers from a N.E. Texas dept. Is it legal or illegal?


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    Yes you can legally open carry a rifle or shotgun in TX, pistols are not allowed. Just because it is legal does not mean that some Law Enforcement are not going to harass you for doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutWestSystems View Post
    Yes you can legally open carry a rifle or shotgun in TX, pistols are not allowed. Just because it is legal does not mean that some Law Enforcement are not going to harass you for doing so.


    Legal even when locked and loaded?

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    From everything I have read, yes it is allowed to be loaded. You might want to contact the AG for TX and get the "official" position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieNWillis View Post
    Legal even when locked and loaded?
    What's the point of carrying it unloaded?
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    Don't try IWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Don't try IWB.
    Especially don't try AIWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Don't try IWB.
    Voice of experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Voice of experience?
    Naw... I only ankle carry my long guns...
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    Legal or not... its stupid. I am all for expression of our rights, but if you give the gun grabbers a reason to complain, they will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    Legal or not... its stupid. I am all for expression of our rights, but if you give the gun grabbers a reason to complain, they will.
    A lot of people say the same about handgun OC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    Legal or not... its stupid. I am all for expression of our rights, but if you give the gun grabbers a reason to complain, they will.
    I think you should qualify "Its stupid.." with "..if done only to get in peoples' faces." People in my town who aren't very well off carry their rifles through town during deer season because they don't own, can't afford to, or aren't licensed to drive a car. They're hardly being stupid, just trying to provide a meal for the family.

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    How about that expression if you don't use it you lose it. OC that long gun!
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    Dont think it calls for a blanket statement of its stupid. There are a lot of reasons one could be carrying a long gun besides trying to shoot a video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    Legal or not... its stupid. I am all for expression of our rights, but if you give the gun grabbers a reason to complain, they will.
    Um, no it's not and no you're not.
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