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Posted: 12/28/2001 7:17:12 AM EDT
The recent threads on vehicle carry have me wondering. Does your state have different rules between long gun and pistol for vehicle carry/transport? In Texas for example, carrying a pistol within your control in a vehicle is grounds for a UCW arrest. (CHL's apply) However, pretty much nothing applies to carry of a long gun, be it a rifle or shotgun. Driving to Houston with an pistol gripped Remington 870 on the seat beside you is perfectly fine, and a situation I've come across more than once. What are some of the East Coast states like?
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 8:02:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 8:08:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2001 8:08:48 AM EDT by bigsapper]
Originally Posted By Johninaustin: ... carrying a pistol within your control in a vehicle ...
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I regularly carry my target pistol to the range unloaded in a soft case placed behind my seat in an extended cab pickup. My ammo is in a separate container also behind my front seat. I don't transport loaded magazines. Could you elaborate on what constitutes "within your control"?
Link Posted: 12/28/2001 4:37:57 PM EDT
By within your control is simply, can you reach it from your seated position. An example would be a guy with a loaded .45 ready for use in the door pocket, center console, or under the seat. Unloaded in a case would be fine, I wouldn't have the slightest problem with that. You'd be amazed at the amount of folks we arrest for UCW in a vehicle. If you want to carry a pistol everyday, get a CHL. If folks don't want the hassle of a CHL, carry a long gun. Would you rather have some punky .40 cal, or a pistol grip 12 gauge? As an aside, you'd be amazed about how many people had no idea there was a pistol under their car seat. Had to cry over one, 17 yr old with an engraved silver inlaid customized Gold Cup. Not listed as stolen, no way to connect it with a proper owner, and cannot be resold per dept regulation. It's gonna be torched. Easily a 2500$ gun. The punk stated he had never seen it before. Odd coincidence that he had 13 extra rounds in his pocket. BTW: what part of Texas are you in?
Link Posted: 12/29/2001 5:25:33 AM EDT
JohnInAustin, Thanks for the clarification. I live in the DFW area (Plano). I recently finished my CCL class and sent in my application.
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