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MyRawTalent 12-31-2012 09:04 PM

Unopened alcohol in vehicle
 
Can I still carry my weapon in my car with an unopened bottle of liquor in the back seat? Please help I can not find any info on this! I am in Texas by the way.

c3shooter 12-31-2012 11:50 PM

Rarely will you find laws that tell you what you can do. They tell you what you CANNOT do. So long as you are not under 21, and the bottle is unopened, cannot see that there is anything is Tx law that says you cannot.

OTOH, I am not a member of the Texas bar (other than one outside Lagrange) If you really need legal advice, you really need a lawyer.

However, I will ask the obvious question- if you are not planning to drink and drive, why have the bottle in the passenger compartment?(as opposed to trunk, behind seat of pickup, etc.

In having it visible in the car, you are inviting discussion and a field sobriety test from any LEO. And if you get snakebit, you have time to open the trunk.

HOSSFLY 01-01-2013 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by MyRawTalent
Can I still carry my weapon in my car with an unopened bottle of liquor in the back seat? Please help I can not find any info on this! I am in Texas by the way.

Short answer -yes

Blueguns 01-01-2013 08:03 PM

Why not just put it in the trunk? That way it is "separated" from the firearm(s).

HOSSFLY 01-01-2013 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Blueguns
Why not just put it in the trunk? That way it is "separated" from the firearm(s).

Why answer a question with a question ?

Chainfire 01-01-2013 08:34 PM

I can't imagine that the law would forbid the mere posession of the two. My state laws only restrict, drinking or being in places were drinking normally happens while in posession. If you had an issue with the bottle and gun in plain view, it would probably be addressed with a sobriety test. It is interesting that, in my state, there is a different level of alcohol blood level for conviction of driving and being drunk with a gun in your material posession.

The OP could take the question one step further and ask what the implications would be of being drunk, at home, and have immediate access to guns.

HOSSFLY 01-01-2013 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Chainfire
I can't imagine that the law would forbid the mere posession of the two. My state laws only restrict, drinking or being in places were drinking normally happens while in posession. If you had an issue with the bottle and gun in plain view, it would probably be addressed with a sobriety test. It is interesting that, in my state, there is a different level of alcohol blood level for conviction of driving and being drunk with a gun in your material posession.

The OP could take the question one step further and ask what the implications would be of being drunk, at home, and have immediate access to guns.

You can If and & but all day -
He asked a simple question. He got a correct answer to it----

NickFroelich 01-01-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HOSSFLY

Why answer a question with a question ?

Why reply to a question answer with another question?

Popeye77 01-01-2013 10:10 PM

In my vast experience (30 years around firehouse lawyers,none passed the bar or ever took it). Unopened I would say not a problem. Opened could be a big one.

Chainfire 01-01-2013 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by HOSSFLY (Post 1075216)
You can If and & but all day -
He asked a simple question. He got a correct answer to it----

Yes, and we all know how every question on this forum gets simple concise and exact answer to questions without any further discussion.


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