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Ask the Lawyers / Re: Carrying in a no gun posted business, store, etc.
« Last post by TexasLawShield on January 05, 2018, 04:56:43 PM »
No gun signs, other than specific government buildings, do not carry the force of law.  However, a private property owner may refuse to allow you to enter their property with a firearm, regardless of whether you possess a valid CCW permit.  If you refused to leave, you subject yourself to possible criminal trespassing charges.  You could also be charged with unlawfully carrying a concealed firearm. 
Ask the Lawyers / Re: Open and loaded carry of a rifle (long gun)
« Last post by TexasLawShield on January 05, 2018, 04:56:05 PM »
No. MD says you need to have permits to open carry unless law enforcement, basically.

You may open carry hunting shotgun or rifle though if non-banned for/while hunting, but that’s about it unless you fit some other exception.
In The News / Re: Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel
« Last post by Neighbor on January 02, 2018, 05:59:44 PM »
Several details seem vague - maybe on purpose?

Don't know if he had LTC although I doubt it or that would probably have been mentioned. Like you said, the wording makes it unclear if he had a weapon on him. If just weapons in his room - I guess about all the hotel can charge his with is trespassing since he didn't follow their rules.

You could be right - may depend on his lawyer.
Ask the Lawyers / Re: 1994 Weapon ban question
« Last post by TexasLawShield on January 02, 2018, 04:31:08 PM »

The 1994 Act no longer restricts manufacture of firearms. If you have a lower receiver purchased or manufactured between 1994 and 2004, the Act no longer restricts your ability to modify the firearm. The ATF sent an open letter dated September 13, 2004 stating simply: “There is no longer a Federal prohibition on the manufacture, transfer and possession of SAWs.”

If you have a lower receiver and you combine it with an upper, then you are manufacturing a firearm. Modification, such as adding a stock or other accessories, is treated the same as manufacture. You can now add the features, such as a telescoping stock, that would have otherwise made the lower a SAW under the old law. When dealing with a lower you must be careful not to put an otherwise regulated attachment on the firearm such as a silencer or a barrel less than 16 inches. But generally, things like pistol grips, telescoping stocks, optics, etc. are allowed.

If you would like more information or guidance on the subject, a good source is the ATF website. They publish a firearms reference guide that normally answers many questions you might have. They also have an FAQs section that is helpful.

Ask the Lawyers / Re: TASER carry
« Last post by ng101 on January 02, 2018, 12:23:02 PM »
I do not routinely go around open carrying a TASER, however depending on whether I have enough layers of clothing I may open or conceal carry. I have only been asked to leave once in this situation and told to cover it up in another restaurant and that was at a Whataburger.
General Firearms Law Discussion / Re: Texas Law Regarding Shooting a Dog
« Last post by shorthairptr on January 01, 2018, 07:46:05 PM »
I know you are in Texas but a while back I asked a similar question. You never know if a dog is coming to say HI or do harm. I've seen big dogs bite smaller dogs and the same dog run away from a smaller dog. You just cant tell.

You might win the case but it will be very expensive because ASPCA will sue your ass.

I was told to carry a stick, pepper spray, etc where you will NOT do permanent harm but just enough damage to get away.

I know (as a dog owner) it sucks because it takes our best friend to get injured or dead before we can take action..
In The News / Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel
« Last post by wacojohn on December 31, 2017, 02:56:25 PM »
HOUSTON –  Houston police say an intoxicated man was arrested at a hotel ahead of a New Year's Eve party for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing after officers found several guns and ammunition in his room.

Investigators say security officers called police after the man became belligerent and refused to be subdued early Sunday at the bar at downtown Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel. The hotel's annual New Year's Eve party is one of the city's largest.

Police Lt. Gordon Macintosh says responding officers found a rifle, shotgun and handgun in his room, plus ammunition.

Police said the man is jailed. His name hasn't been released.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted that the situation was "contained" and authorities aren't aware of any specific threats to the city.

A police spokesman said Sunday afternoon that investigators couldn't speculate about the man's intent.

So based solely on this info, thought an analysis would be interesting.

It does not say he had a weapon on his person .. or does it (for unlawfully carrying a weapon)?

It is assumed he was 'in possession' by having weapons and ammo in his room(??)

Hyatt legally posts NO FIREARMS(??)

Intoxication while in possession is a crime ... but was he carrying when he was observed being intoxicated??

Somehow, I think if he gets a damn good lawyer, this will be thrown out.  Comments??

Ask the Lawyers / Re: TASER carry
« Last post by Neighbor on December 29, 2017, 04:28:57 PM »
Not a weapon???  You come at me with a tazer and I will certainly consider it a weapon - whether I'm technecally right or wrong.

Not a lawyer, but I'm thinking you pretty much had to leave or do what he said once he confronted you . Although I seriously doubt he could "dictate" a $10,000 fine or any fine at all for that matter, I believe he could ask you to leave.  Will be interesting the possibilities offered by the lawyers. Do you routinly go around open carrying a Tazer? If so, ever been asked to disarm or leave before?
Ask the Lawyers / TASER carry
« Last post by ng101 on December 29, 2017, 02:54:53 AM »
10 months ago I went to a restaurant called Big House Burgers for a birthday party. At the entrance there was a 30.07 sign. I carried my TASER openly in the restaurant and the manager confronted me. He said he would call the cops and impose a $10,000 fine if I did not leave BHB or leave the TASER in my vehicle even though I tried explaining to him it wasn't a handgun let alone a weapon. I ended up leaving the TASER in my car. What would my options have been?
Ask the Lawyers / Re: Is this NJ Legal?
« Last post by fakwak1987 on December 25, 2017, 06:42:15 AM »
Refer to 2C:39-1w.  It is considered an assault weapon as it states "II. A semi-automatic shotgun with either a magazine capacity exceeding six rounds, a pistol grip, or a folding stock".  Pistol grip has you on this gun.

I'm reading this from New Jersey Gun Law by Evan Nappen
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