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That's why you travel with a copy of the "Act"..
SECTION 1. Section 46.02, Penal Code, is amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsections (a-1) and (a-2) to read as follows:
(a) A person commits an offense if the person [he] intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not:
(1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control; or
(2) inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle that is owned by the person or under the person's control.
(a-1) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun in a motor vehicle that is owned by the person or under the person's control at any time in which:
(1) the handgun is in plain view; or
(2) the person is:
(A) engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic;
(B) prohibited by law from possessing a firearm; or
(C) a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section 71.01.
(a-2) For purposes of this section, "premises" includes real property and a recreational vehicle that is being used as living quarters, regardless of whether that use is temporary or permanent. In this subsection, "recreational vehicle" means a motor vehicle primarily designed as temporary living quarters or a vehicle that contains temporary living quarters and is designed to be towed by a motor vehicle. The term includes a travel trailer, camping trailer, truck camper, motor home, and horse trailer with living quarters.
So my question is (and it may very depending on states) When I am carrying and I am pulled over and asked the dreaded question, be it either a routine stop or for speeding. What is the correct answer to the officer who pulled you over without probable cause?
Also, as a welcomed side topic. What are the rules about carrying when traveling by airline?
Originally posted by txinfidel
reply to post by seabag
I will take your advice my friend. It is my goal to avoid a conflict in all cases. I guess honesty is the best policy.
My nervousness is perhaps a stigma from officer #1 but I will try not to let it get to me.
Thanks to all the informative replies, to everyone!