I use a magnetic holster so I am off body in the car. I don’t want to be messing around my seatbelt if I have to draw in a hurry to defend myself or family.
I travel a lot for work and have been thinking about getting the quick draw magnet to place my glock on long commutes. Are these magnets legal to hold firearms or can it only be placed in a holster? I live in Texas.
Carry in vehicle?
Yes, without a license as of Sept. 1, 2021. However, it is an offense if it is in plain view, unless it is in a holster and you are either 21 years old or have a Texas LTC or a permit that Texas honors and provided you are not engaging in a criminal activity (other than a traffic violation). There are exemptions for peace officers, military, and other security and governmental professionals.*
It looks like @Nathan57 found the answer for you @Martin82 for Texas. I cannot speak with any authority to any jurisdictions outside of Kentucky. I can say absolutely it is legal in Kentucky to use magnet mounts for firearms. That said, be careful about leaving a firearm in a car, especially one that would be visible to someone walking by the vehicle.
Fun fact in Kentucky. When is a concealed deadly weapon not a concealed deadly weapon? KRS 527.020(8)
A loaded or unloaded firearm or other deadly weapon shall not be deemed
concealed on or about the person if it is located in any enclosed container,
compartment, or storage space installed as original equipment in a motor vehicle by
its manufacturer, including but not limited to a glove compartment, center console,
or seat pocket, regardless of whether said enclosed container, storage space, or
compartment is locked, unlocked, or does not have a locking mechanism.
Why? Because the law says so!
Thanks for the info. Yes I will be carrying in my vehicle and I do have my ltc. I just wanted to double check before I mount one in my truck.
Because I don’t have a mounted holster in the car, it remains on-body.