Concealed Carry In Texas

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Can someone let me know if I can carry a gun registered to my wife or vice versa? Also can I carry gun in pocket and not a holster. The gun is small enough to be fully concealed. Thx

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No gun registration in Texas, just need a license to carry. As far as carrying a gun in your pocket, you should really have a pocket holster, you want to make sure you have something to protect the trigger and trigger guard. You don’t want anything snagging on the trigger and causing a negligent discharge in your pants. That would suck

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Thanks for the info Travis. Youre right, a Barney scenario isnt preferred! I only use the pocket on occasion but do have a cover around it. The gun is a revolver and I keep the chamber against the hammer unloaded as well. It gives me one less round but minimizes an accident if the hammer is struck or gun falls for some random reason.

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@Gluon, do you travel outside of Texas as well? If you do, you’ll want to know the laws of where you travel to. The USCCA reciprocity map is tremendously helpful. And welcome to the group!
Here’s the page for Texas:

and here’s the general page where you can check any state:

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If you can lawfully possess a firearm in Texas and have a permit you can carry any legal firearm or knife.

We have no registration of firearms in the state or federally so carry freely and with a smile, just stick within the law.

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Quoted because it cannot be repeated enough. Good job.

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Thanks for the info. I do have another question as my interpretations of what I am reading may be different than the actual law.
Is a Virginia non resident permit honored in Louisiana? I read some articles that say yes, some that say no.
Any idea what the current ruling may be?

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@Gluon you have to check the date on the articles pretty carefully - this stuff changes all the time. Several states increased or reduced their reciprocity with each other recently (WI added some other states’s permits, LA and NM stopped honoring each other’s permits)

I have 2 apps I mostly use, both stay up-to-date pretty darn quick, USCCA and MyFLP. Both say Louisiana honors VA permits. The USCCA app also indicates LA is NOT one of the states that restricts reciprocity to VA-resident permits only.

You can check USCCA online here:


about half way down that page you’ll see Louisiana Concealed Carry Reciprocity With Other States - Virginia IS listed.

On the Virginia page:


scroll down until you see the States That Have Restricted Reciprocity with Virginia - that lists states that require a VA resident permit and Louisiana isn’t on there.

Best I can tell, the non-resident VA permit makes you good-to-go in Louisiana. And of course, you’ll want to go read all that for yourself and see if you come to the same conclusion.

Thanks Zee. I have been reading through articles and they are open to interpretation depending on what you read. I agree with you based on the latest things Ive read that I am good to go but I think Ill contact La DPS to see what they say to verify, Thanks again for your time and knowledge.

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asking directly is an excellent idea - do let us know what you hear from them!

I just sent an email to the State Police @ concealed.handguns@dps.la.gov
Will follow up if I hear back.

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I highly recommend contacting the attorney general or an attorney specializing in a specific states firearm regulations over any police department. I’m not knocking LEOs here, but with all of the laws out there even attorneys have to specialize in areas to remain current and knowledgeable about the laws.

Michigan State Police is heralded as the most knowledgeable LEOs in Michigan yet they frequently get things wrong, especially when it comes to firearms and carrying. It’s honestly best to go with those that specialize in certain areas of knowledge.

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