So I just moved to Austin from San Diego and as such I'm very used to the communist rule I was under in CA and am still trying to figure out exactly what i'm allowed to do here in the wonderful land of freedom that is TX. I've read about the new law that was passed last year(HB 823) about "traveling" and carrying a gun. My main concern is when i'm transporting the gun to and from the gun range. Now in CA, I had to have the gun locked in its case with NO ammo inside the case with the gun(whether or not it was in a mag and in the gun). CA considers the gun "loaded" if you have a loaded mag simply in the same case as the gun. So is that the case here in TX too or can i keep loaded mags inside the unlocked case, but not in the gun, on the car seat next to me and still be considered "unloaded"? I've been searching around online but the details still seem a bit unclear.