I just got my new ruger blackhawk, long time waiting the purchase for financial priorities. I have read pages and pages and pages of googleing and found that Texans are legally able to pack iron in the car. Cannot be in sight, hidden, and of course you are not legal if committing some serious crime or a gang-banger or felon. Loaded and ready to fire,.. glovebox, console, under the seat, just take your pick! I think mine stays locked in the tool-box on the pick-up bed with my travel-kit, but that is just my preference for theft prevention and I do not frequent any dangerous places.
I was suprised at the recent legal alteration, this was not legal long ago[law passed last year]. And I have decided to stop flipping-off offending drivers as I drive around our freindly DFW commute.
Safe at home, yes, but you are also safe in your service-truck [or car]. This is not ''concealed-carry-licence'' , just law for the average citezen. No permit/licence needed. I think this is a nice law.