Author Topic: The Port of Houston is baning firearms without a 30.06 or 30.07 sign  (Read 1740 times)

EugeneH

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I am wondering if what the Port of Houston police department is doing legal regarding their firearm ban. The have no leagal 30.06 or 30.07 sign posted but have given every employee going through security a written letter sign by Port police chief that guns will be restricted to personal vehicles only and even with a license to carry you are still prohibited from carrying openly or concealed. Is that legal? I was wondering if something can be done regarding this if it is not legal?
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jfanningmsu

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Re: The Port of Houston is baning firearms without a 30.06 or 30.07 sign
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 10:23:52 AM »
Employers can ban employees from carrying without posting 30.06 or 30.07 signs.

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Re: The Port of Houston is baning firearms without a 30.06 or 30.07 sign
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 02:07:22 PM »
EugeneH,

There is currently a substantial amount of confusion regarding entities that can prohibit carry based on the “property owned or leased by a governmental entity” language. TLS is looking into the actions that the Port of Houston PD has been taking.

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Re: The Port of Houston is baning firearms without a 30.06 or 30.07 sign
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 04:26:41 PM »
The way in which the word "leased" is used confuses the matter even further, because it is ambiguous as to which capacity the governmental entity occupies, whether as a lessor owner of the property that has leased the property to a lessee tenant of the property, or as a lessee tenant of the property that has leased the property from a lessor owner of the property.

My guess is that the intent is to cover property that has been leased by a lessee tenant governmental entity from a lessor owner of the property, which lessor owner of the property could be either a private party or another governmental entity.

Maybe that's clarified elsewhere in the statutes.

But then what about property that is owned by a governmental entity and leased by the governmental entity as lessor to a private lessee party and is to be operated in conjunction with the adjoining remainder governmental property? An example would be a concession area or store building leased by the governmental entity to a for-profit private business inside or adjoining the boundaries of a public park.
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