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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.
 

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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.
 

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MyRawTalent said:
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
 

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Blueguns said:
Why not just put it in the trunk? That way it is "separated" from the firearm(s).
Why answer a question with a question ?
 

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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.
 

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Chainfire said:
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----
 

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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.
 

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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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HOSSFLY said:
Is there a echo in here?
Thats all you got? :(

BTW-I can do this all day-
Why question another replied question of a question with a question? For then, who is to say, what is the question?

If no question exists hence the original was rhetorical, then why question a question that is not?

I kinda like this. :D
 

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Blueguns said:
Why question another replied question of a question with a question? For then, who is to say, what is the question?

If no question exists hence the original was rhetorical, then why question a question that is not?

I kinda like this. :D
Hahahahaha
 

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Why question another replied question of a question with a question? For then, who is to say, what is the question?

If no question exists hence the original was rhetorical, then why question a question that is not?

I kinda like this. :D
Hahahahaha
Wow--Great reply there Nicky :rolleyes:
Hey Blue- Shud we let him play? :confused:
I don't think he's got the rite stuff do you ?;)
 

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HOSSFLY said:
Wow--Great reply there Nicky :rolleyes:
Hey Blue- Shud we let him play? :confused:
I don't think he's got the rite stuff do you ?;)
I don't know Hoss, he seems alright, but does he have the knowledge? Who knows how much knowledge one has? Who is knowledgable enough to judge how knowledgable another is? Is knowledge relative to those who lack knowledge? Who knows? I'll tell you who knows, those that are knowledgable.
 

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Texas liquor laws only apply to open container and DUI.
 

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Blueguns, I don't Know, looks like Hossfly in his Avatar is setting at a Texas rest park bench with a beer and a six shooter! Looks like a professional to me! That's legal in the Great State of Texas also "Ain't It?" He wern't in the car with an open tainer! :D !!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Sniper03 said:
Blueguns, I don't Know, looks like Hossfly in his Avatar is setting at a Texas rest park bench with a beer and a six shooter! Looks like a professional to me! That's legal in the Great State of Texas also "Ain't It?" He wern't in the car with an open tainer! :D !!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

03
I couldn't tell ya, but A beer and a six shooter is alright with me. But who is to judge what is alright!?? :D

Happy New Year to you too!
 

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long as the original seals are in place untampered with your good to go. in texas a alcoholic container is considered open container violation if seals and packaging are disturbed. for example if you have a 12 pack that has been opened and there are 11 beers inside the pack unopened its a violation if the officer wants to be a [email protected] about it.

whether you got a gun or not is irrelevant. if you are intoxicated and driving in texas you got bigger issues than the presence of a firearm if your stopped. driving around with alcohol or empty containers is just asking for trouble.
 

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Texas does not have any rule about concealed carry in the presense of alcohol unless the alcohol is inside YOU and at an excessive level.
 
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