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663084

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CHL In Bank
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:19:17 PM »
At the risk of being redundant I have a carry question.
I am in my bank the other day and on the way out the door I see they have a " No Guns" sign posted near the front door. You know the kind encircled in red with a slash mark over the handgun icon. They do not have the standard 30.06 signage.
Is it illegal to carry there. I think not. I do not wish to be in violation, so maybe I am being too cautious.
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 04:19:18 PM »
It would be illegal to carry a non-CHL firearm such as a rifle or shotgun into the bank, but it would not be illegal to carry a concealed handgun into the bank pursuant to your license.

Thanks for the question. Hope that helps you out.
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 02:46:13 PM »
????  Cant' take a rifle or shotgun in a bank?  Where does that come from?  I know I cannot take it in a school zone (1,000 feet).
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 11:23:37 AM »
Dear switch,

Keep in mind this is in relation to the sign that was posted at the bank. While it may cause some alarm, theoretically if there were no sign, he would be able to carry a long gun into the bank. However, given that there is a sign, it provides him with notice pertaining to non-CHL regulated carry.
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 12:37:44 PM »
Thanks for the reply Tx. Law Shield.
Yes I am licensed CHL carrier. I should have made that clear earlier. Your answer backs up my train of thought just wanted to be certain. Thankyou.
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 01:36:20 PM »
You are quite welcome.
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 10:42:24 PM »
Quote from: "TexasLawShield"
It would be illegal to carry a non-CHL firearm such as a rifle or shotgun into the bank, but it would not be illegal to carry a concealed handgun into the bank pursuant to your license.

Under what statute would you be charged for non-CHL carry on property that has a generic No Guns sign?  I hear people reference TPC 30.05 for this, but 30.05 reads like a "no trespassing" sign law instead of a "no guns or you will be trespassing" sign law.

I keep hearing it is illegal to non-CHL carry past a No Guns sign, but I can't see a statute that says that.

Thanks!
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 03:59:20 PM »
Under Texas law, the only places a person without a CHL may have their concealed firearm is in their home, their vehicle, or their watercraft. A person will commit the crime of unlawful carry of a weapon if a concealed handgun is taken outside of those three places.
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 04:21:49 PM »
Sorry, I should have been more specific.  My question was about non-CHL carry of a weapon (either concealed in a vehicle or long gun open carry) past a generic no guns sign.  Would that be a 30.05 charge?
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Re: CHL In Bank
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 03:43:10 PM »
Yes, if you are carrying a weapon into a place that says no guns, you can be charged with a violation of 30.05, the trespassing statute. Property owners can make any exclusion they want, of any people they want, as long as it doesn't violate the law, e.g. they can't discriminate on the basis of race, sex, etc.

The only type of no trespassing notice that is exempted from 30.05 is for concealed handgun carriers. So, if a place wanted to say that people carrying knives were trespassers, that would be fine. Likewise, if they wanted to say that people carrying clubs or long guns would be trespassing, that would be fine and enforceable as well under the general "No Trespassing" statute.

Hope that clears it up Txmarine.
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