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Texas's Peaceable Journey


Texas allows the carrying of loaded handguns without a permit when they are going straight to their vehicle or watercraft. The firearm does not have to be concealed when going to the vehicle.46.02. There is no requirement for the handgun to be out of sight in the vehicle while the person is traveling. 46.15(b)(2).

Statute

PC 46.02, PC 46.15

What is Peaceable Journey?

A nick name for the FOPA law. It is a federal law upheld by most (but not all) states. Peaceable journey allows a gun owner to travel through states where they do not have a license to carry, without fear of being arrested. Most states require the firearm be unloaded, in a locked box, or out of the driver's reach when they are in the vehicle. In some states the drivers must pass through the state without stopping, and in others only short stops are tolerated.


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