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In The News / Carry at State Fair
« on: October 04, 2016, 04:41:33 PM »
Anyone know if you can still carry at the State Fair this year as in the past if you showed your LTC. Local news made a special mention that everyone would go through a metal detector and bags would be searched and even said "you need to leave your guns at home". Just wondering.

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General Firearms Law Discussion / Banks posting 30.06
« on: June 18, 2016, 04:15:23 PM »
I posted a specific question in the Ask the Lawyers section about this, but there might be some of you out there that are not TLS lawyers but have banking knowledge. My bank recently posted 30.06 and 30.07 quite to my surprise and when I asked about it, it was suggested that it was because of an upcoming banking audit in July. Before I push further into this, I am wondering if the FDIC has new regulations about guns in banks or if they just make the banks feel pressured to exclude all weapons?

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Ask the Lawyers / Are banks required or pressured to post 30.06?
« on: June 18, 2016, 04:03:55 PM »
My bank recently posted both 30.06 and 30.07 signs and I was quite surprised. I approached a Vice President I know and asked, "why the 30.06 signs?" He was sympathetic and said they bothered him too, but they had a banking audit coming up in July and were getting things in order. I specifically questioned if this was a FDIC requirement or what but didn't get a direct answer but something along the lines of "the board said we needed to do it I guess". About that time a 2nd Vice President I know joined us and I directed the same questions to him. His answer was, "yes, to be fully compliant, we have to have all this signage." and motioned towards the doors. I would like to know if there is any regulation (new or just a new interpertation) from the Federal Banking Authorities that banks are required to post 30.06 and 30.07. 

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An editorial in the Sunday Longview News is taking the position that the Open Carry law is a poorly written law and a burden to some.
The part that caught my attention was the following paragraph; "Perhaps more troubling, this law also tramples on the rights of private property owners. Business owners and others who wish to bar open carry essentially are being taxed through the law's requirement of erecting signs to inform the public of the prohibition."
My question is how else is the general public to know?

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Ask the Lawyers / Open carry OK on public school campus?
« on: November 25, 2015, 11:27:30 PM »
As I understand current concealed carry law, it is legal for a CC license holder to have their weapon concealed on their person while in the parking lot area of a public school in Texas. The Open Carry law that takes affect Jan 1st makes it legal to open carry (in a holster) anywhere concealed carry is currently legal EXCEPT at a institute of higher learning (I assume this means college campus). Does this mean it will be legal to open carry at a public school in the parking lot or on the sidewalk as long as the licensee does not enter a building?

I am not asking because I want to open carry on school property but because I work at a school and have seen schools go on lock-down just because a shot was fired close to the school. I can imagine what might happen at some schools if a parent got out of a vehicle to help "little Suzzie" get in the car and was open carrying. I don't think many have considered this possibility and if it is indeed legal, I would like to make some of our administrators aware of the possibility come Jan 1.

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In The News / Chased down the street!
« on: September 17, 2015, 04:58:14 PM »
Saw a news cast about a week ago where a homeowner heard a noise and found someone in his house (I think somewhere in East Texas). One guy was in the house - having kicked in the door I believe - and when he realized the homeowner was home, he turned and ran outside. TV interviewed the homeowner and he said he chased the guy outside and shot at him and then continued chasing him and a 2nd guy down the street shooting at them - I believe he said "until his gun was empty". At the end of the interview the homeowner said "they were lucky because he didn't think he hit either of them" The two guys hadn't been located by news time.

I only know the specifics as aired on TV and stated by homeowner, but I'm pretty sure going on TV and saying this type thing is not going to be what Texas Law Shield lawyers tell you to do. I just sat there thinking to myself, "Surely you didn't do that?" "Are you really saying this to a reporter for TV?" I must say that maybe those two bad guys might have something to consider next time. :)

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I already posted in "Ask the Lawyers" about the legal aspects of this in Texas. I wonder if anyone here has been in a church with a security team and if concealed carry license holders are involved or not? Armed or not?

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Ask the Lawyers / church security team
« on: July 27, 2015, 09:21:44 PM »
I did a search and nothing came up about church security teams - sorry if this has already been addressed.
I am located in Texas. Some leaders in our church have suggested looking into forming a security team. I would like to know how concealed carry individuals need to approach this. Another forum I occasionally frequent had quite a thread running on this subject and although opinions were all over, there was more than one poster that was adamant that it is illegal for a concealed carry person to be armed and part of any team team that even "smelled" like security at the same time under current Texas law.
I routinely carry and although some may suspect, I haven't told anyone. Even if it is OK to be a part of a team, I'll have to think it through.

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In The News / Didn't know this about buying ammo
« on: August 22, 2014, 05:39:15 PM »
Today I heard a news clip on the radio referring to the Govenor's situation that was talking about him having his concealed carry license suspended. I knew about that requirement, but they said (and they mentioned Texas Law Shield as a source I think) he could not buy any ammo for his guns and he could not buy any more guns during the time he was under indictment. I did not know either of these facts, but they very well may be true. I understand how the buying more guns could be enforced through the paperwork done during the purchase, but how is the restriction on buying ammo enforced, if indeed that is the law?

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