Texas is interesting.. If you have a License to Carry and are carrying, the law states you must inform. Well, technically only if asked for ID / DL, then you must hand over your ID/DL along with your License to Carry. But from what I understand, there is no actual penalty for failing to inform.To those people saying "you don't have to inform anyone" you are sort of correct! John Q Public no you do not nor should you, but several states have a "duty to inform" law where if pulled over you are supposed to inform the officer that you are carrying. I don't live in or have never been pulled over in one of those states so I have no idea what happens if you don't inform...
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Also, in Texas, when 'traveling', and if you are the driver, you are allowed to carry a concealed handgun on or around you, whether or not you have a License to Carry. You are also covered to and from your vehicle. And in that case, if you don't have a license, you don't have a duty to inform. And the firearm can't be visible (though if you have a license, it can be visible). Oh, and under the law you are presumed to be traveling if you are in a vehicle and not otherwise breaking any laws (other than traffic violations) and are not a gang member.
This site has really good information on the varying laws in each state. While I always go a step further and read actual statutes before traveling into another state with my weapon(s), this is pretty solid, and includes links to all of the actual state laws : http://handgunlaw.us/Can i ask this qestion ive Used sporting guns all my life and on trips to the usa ive used under supovision small arms and even the od military weapon , my qestion is this what are the laws on concealment and is there any mandatory training or guidence in the use of Fire arms to protect life or property , I understand and there are differant laws in differant states but unsure on the qulifications age etc
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