Please help to understand.

Please help to understand.

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    Please help to understand.

    Yersterday at work I was talking to a coworker and I told him that I go shooting on weekends. He then asked me if I had a CHL, I told him no. The he replied "you can't go to the ranges legally without CHL" I said that I was pretty sure that I could, but just to make sure wanted to ask you guys.

    I live in Houston, TX.


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    Just say, sure you can. Wanna come with next trip? Possible convert.

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    Yep its legal in Texas to take a gun to the range, no CHL required. If it wasn't doesn't your friend think that the range would ask to see you license.
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    He's full of crap. Check Texas law on transporting weapons for specifics. You most likely have to unload the weapon and transport it in the trunk to and from the range. He may have been talking about carrying a LOADED weapon in the car.

    check here: Handgunlaw.us
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    I found this for you Gun Laws but my first thought was "you can't go to the ranges legally without CHL" IN TEXAS !

    Looks like your ok if the long gun is unloaded and in a case or in plain sight. A handgun can't be loaded or near you according to the link.
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    I thought the same thing when I wanted to try and go to the range with my first pistol. I just unloaded the firearm, locked up the pistol, and removed the ammo from the range bag and set it aside inside my trunk.

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    Thanks guys I can always count on you. I am new to TX laws and this guy was born and raised in TX, thats why I was a bit unsure.

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    You can take your guns with you in your car anywhere legally, well most anywhere; I wouldn't try to go on to a base with them but any place a "regular Joe" would be going is legal. Ask your friend to go with you next time to witness your rights in action and then let him fire off a couple. I bet he enjoys it, or it could freak him out since they are loud and evil
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    whow, you can have a loaded rifle or a shotgun in the car.

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    Try this on your friend......

    H.B. 1815 Traveling & Unlicensed Carry
    ē Allows the unlicensed carrying of a concealed handgun inside or directly en route to the person's motor vehicle.

    Amends Section 46.02, Penal Code to add Subsection (a-1) and (a-2):
    (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife or club if the person is not:
    (1) on the personís own premises or premises under the personís control; or
    (2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle that is owned by the person or under the personís control.
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    and section 46.02 (a-1) states that you can carry a loaded firearm anywhere in your vehicle so long as it is concealed.

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    Your coworker needs to learn to keep his yap shut about something he knows nothing about.

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    If you want to really bake his noodle let him know you can legally carry a loaded rifle (non assault type) while walking down the street, that'll freak him out.
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    HAH, Yea, when I see i will show him this thread lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Try this on your friend......

    H.B. 1815 Traveling & Unlicensed Carry
    ē Allows the unlicensed carrying of a concealed handgun inside or directly en route to the person's motor vehicle.

    Amends Section 46.02, Penal Code to add Subsection (a-1) and (a-2):
    (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife or club if the person is not:
    (1) on the personís own premises or premises under the personís control; or
    (2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle that is owned by the person or under the personís control.
    I am not sure I understand this.

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    I showed him this thread, and he was cool and he just said "hmm ok, I didn't know that"

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