Author Topic: When does a private place become public?  (Read 2929 times)

Allen

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When does a private place become public?
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:00:57 PM »
With the new wording of the concealment clause changing to "intentionally displays" and "in a public place".... what exactly does "public place" mean?

Let's say I'm in a private home, and a buddy asks to see my gun.  I assume this is now ok.

Let's say the whole family is there.. still ok?

He's having a dinner party, and there's 4 couples there?

He's having a poker party, and there's 30 people?

etc?
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TexasLawShield

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Re: When does a private place become public?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 10:41:03 AM »
A public place for purpose of the Penal Code means a place open to the public or a substantial portion of the public. It is not specifically limited to places that we generally tend to think of as public property like parks and streets. It also includes private property areas like apartment complexes, shopping malls, office buildings, and pretty much anything that the general public is allowed to go into.

As far as your buddy's house, private property that is subject to admission by invitation only is considered a private place.

Good question Allen. Hope that helps.
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