Author Topic: TABC "Red" & "Blue" Signs  (Read 2307 times)

Rick B

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TABC "Red" & "Blue" Signs
« on: February 22, 2016, 07:18:58 PM »
The TABC Blue sign states that there are penalties for carrying weapons other than licensed ones into the premises of a business posting the sign. What is the statute which imposes these penalties?

PC 46.035(b)(1) makes it an offense to carry a LTC handgun into a 51% business posting a Red sign and PC 46.035(g) makes the offense a felony.

What about other weapons that are not prohibited under PC 46.02 such as a knife or pepper spray in businesses with either Blue or Red signs?

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Re: TABC "Red" & "Blue" Signs
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 03:31:33 PM »
Rick B,

You are correct that the law the “blue” sign is referring to is TPC 46.02(c), which is a statute that only criminalizes the carrying of handguns, illegal knives, and clubs. The 51% sign references the law in 46.035(b)(1) which makes it a crime for a LTC holder to carry a handgun in the premises of one of these establishments.
These statutes do not criminalize the carrying of weapons that are not included in the statutes themselves.

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Re: TABC "Red" & "Blue" Signs
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2016, 02:55:53 PM »
Just to confirm, it is your opinion that carrying a pepper spray or knife that does not otherwise violate state law into an establishment with either a Red (51%) or Blue TABC sign posted is not a violation of state law even though the signs suggest otherwise.

Thank you.

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Re: TABC "Red" & "Blue" Signs
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 04:01:17 PM »
Rick B,

That is correct.