Transporting Firearms in Texas
The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Texas as of 2/4/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to Texas state legislation at txdps.state.tx.us Another great resource is the Lone Star Citizens Defense League and can be found at lonestarcdl.org.
A person who can legally possess a firearm may possess or carry a handgun in a motor vehicle (including a recreational vehicle with living quarters) and watercraft that is owned by or under the lawful control of the person. However, the firearm must be concealed, the person may not be engaged in criminal activity, and also may not be a member of “Criminal Street Gang.” The person may also carry the firearm to and from his vehicle without a license. See (Texas Penal Code 46.02 (a). Long guns (shotgun/rifle) can be transported in plainview.