Skip to comments.Texas Concealed Handgun Law: Ten Years Later
Posted on 01/05/2006 12:39:22 PM PST by Pop Fly
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New Travelers law took effect Sept 1 that says any Texan can carry a concealed handgun in their vehicle while out and about regardless of crossing of county line or staying overnight as old traveling defined etc etc....
Now does the fact that there is a travelers law drop the requirement for me to show my CHL to the LEO on the traffic stops ?
Or did that Sept 1 rule state that the "traveler" has to tell the LEO they have a firearm in the vehicle ?
Anyone know if that was brought up ?
Having had a CHL for so long I didn't even think about it.
If stopped I will present my CHL with my TDL as I understand that nothing has changed in this regard.
Plus the offense will probably minor as in 120 in a 70 or some such thing that will only land me a warning.
Seriously, I read the law a few weeks ago and didn't see this mentioned. This law will probably modified to force them to do so.
Once again, very good question!
I'm full of questions as ya well know........;o)
It's the answers I must seek !
Maybe a call to this State Rep Keel will do at the link above ?!?!?!?
Thanks Eaker !
Let me know as this affects the few people I know that aren't licensed.
I had the privilege of riding my Harley from California to Virginia twice, once in 1982 and again in 1984. I Both times I had a 30 day leave. As I have a strong interest in history, I had to stop at historical points of interest Tombstone, Arizona among them. Hollywood tells us people were shot in the street every day. Not so. I checked out Abilene, Kansas another rough, tough shoot em up town according to Hollywood. Nope. Loud drunks after a cattle drive, but shootings were rare. Local libraries keep old newspapers on microfilm, and it was actually a lot of work to find news of wild west shoot outs. In no old West town could I find Hollywood.
I also checked out old Army posts. I had visions of the Hollywood version a wood stockade on the plains, under constant Indian attack. Nope. Logs come from trees and there were few trees on the Plains. There were also few Indian attacks. The accounts I read showed utter boredom to be the real enemy.
There was one other place of interest I want to mention but couldnt remember the name when I posted Dodge City. A true Hollywood gunslinging town.
Nope. Really kinda peaceful.
I agree, but we gotta start somewhere. 'Must Issue' is much better than 'May Issue' like NJ where only the rich, famous, or politically connected get permits.
We'll take it back only a slice at a time, the same way as it was taken from us. The dream of a Supreme Court case overturning the '34 NFA, the '68 GCA and the '86 machine gun ban is just that, a dream.
I don't know the answer to that but it reminded me that the TSRA annual meeting is a couple of miles from me. I hope I didn't miss it.
Good deal Shooter....... if ya go ask the question for this TSRA Life Member if ya will please ......:o)
Hope yer well !!
Seems unfair to hold one CHL holder accountable in their vehicle and someone under the travlers law gets a free pass on that requirement. Specifically since I "think" the CHL shows up in the DPS data base available to the trooper anyway when he comes up to my vehicle on a traffic stop......
Seems to be nothing more than an "audit trap" anyway (IMHO).....
Stay safe !
True. Certain parts, especially some saloons could be quit exciting, but in general the streets were very safe. It was true that almost everyone was armed, even the ladies. As a result, common street crime was rare. There just weren't any muggings. Stagecoach & trains were a different matter, but even those were risky for the crooks.
There just weren't any muggings. Stagecoach & trains were a different matter, but even those were risky for the crooks.
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