I live in Texas and i know I can have a loaded AR or any longgun loaded anywhere I want in my vehicle.
What about walking around? Can I walk down the street with an AR?
Sometimes I have to park pretty far down the street and need to take guns to my car. Sometimes I need to take them to my GF who lives down the street.
I was going to refer you to the Jasper Tx/ James Byrd case in which Black Panthers showed up with loaded weapons and carried them in the streets and got by with it, but can't seem to make a link work.
Yes, it's legal. However, might I suggest a good gun bag for carrying them in?
It's legal by state law, but you might want to check with the Municipal laws in your location. Some cities do not allow it, or will cite you for creating a disturbance.
My advice would be do not attract unwanted attention, as the law enforcement officers in your area could certainly find a reason to seperate your rifle from you if you give them a reason to pay attention to you.
Get a rifle case, or even better a discreet case if you are going to be walking any further than from your street to your door.
TITLE 9. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLICORDER AND DECENCY
CHAPTER 42. DISORDERLY CONDUCT ANDRELATED OFFENSES
§ 42.01. DISORDERLY CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an
offense if he intentionally or knowingly:
(1) uses abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar
language in a public place, and the language by its very utterance
tends to incite an immediate breach of the peace;
(2) makes an offensive gesture or display in a public
place, and the gesture or display tends to incite an immediate
breach of the peace;
(3) creates, by chemical means, a noxious and
unreasonable odor in a public place;
(4) abuses or threatens a person in a public place in
an obviously offensive manner;
(5) makes unreasonable noise in a public place other
than a sport shooting range, as defined by Section 250.001, Local
Government Code, or in or near a private residence that he has no
right to occupy;
(6) fights with another in a public place;
(7) discharges a firearm in a public place other than a
public road or a sport shooting range, as defined by Section
250.001, Local Government Code;
(8) displays a firearm or other deadly weapon in a
public place in a manner calculated to alarm;
See Number , You may beat it in court, but the ride there may not be pleasant. Dont fool around with it, case it and you'll have no worries....
im sure the way he would be open carrying it would be fine.
I asked a state trooper if I could and he said "You can carry a loaded M-60 as long as you don't point it at anyone and it is legal"