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I know that if you do not have a license to carry (LTC) in Texas you cannot carry a handgun in your vehicle. Now, it's perfectly legal to have a handgun in your car while traveling across multiple counties but it must be locked in a safe storage container and/or the trunk of the car.

If you do have an LTC you can transport a handgun in your car throughout the State of Texas, and it can either be in plain sight, holstered on your person, or within arms reach. The laws in Texas have been changing as the Governor continues to relax many of the laws regarding firearms as seen in the video below..

So the answer to the original question, "Is It Legal to Carry a Firearm in a Car Without a License to Carry?" is NO, you cannot legally carry a firearm in your car in Texas without a license, except under certain circumstances.

In Texas, it is generally illegal to carry a handgun outside of your own property or place of business without a license to carry a handgun. However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, you may be allowed to carry a handgun in your vehicle if you are traveling and the firearm is not in plain view.

Additionally, if you are eligible to own a firearm and are not prohibited by law from possessing one, you may be able to transport a firearm in your vehicle as long as it is not easily accessible to you, meaning that it's not within your reach, and again it has to be securely stored.

It's important to note that the laws regarding firearms in Texas can be complex and vary depending on the specific circumstances. It's always a good idea to consult with the local law enforcement officers to ensure that you are complying with all the laws.

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