New Texas UCW Law
A person is presumed to be “traveling” under the unlawful carrying of a
weapon statute if the person is: (1) in a private motor vehicle; (2)
not otherwise engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C
misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating
traffic; (3) not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm;
and (4) not a member of a criminal street gang, as defined by Section
David Finn’s Note: This is only a presumption, but it should make a big difference in the number of Texans arrested and prosecuted each year for unlawfully carrying a weapon. The presumption would not apply to convicted felons because they are otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.