Teas C.H.P. laws
Hi, Mr Bubba again! (Oh no! Not him again, where's the next button?) ;-) I was in Texas recently, and saw a sign as I was walking into an office. It said something like "Under penal code 123-456, persons with concealed handgun permits may not enter these premises while in posession of a firearm". Upon further research, I found that any private entity may do this as they please, as long as they comply with the state's sign requirements. If you violate this, it will result in a fine up to $4000 and jail time up to one year! I know other states either have no provisions for this, or police will issue a tresspass warrant, escort you off the property and send you on your way (except at the post office or courthouse). On the other hand there are those northeastern states that issue chp's, but they're not really good for anything, but I expected more from Texas! I understand not wanting people carrying guns in bars, liquor stores, courthouses, etc., but Tx has a whole page of places you can't carry in! It seems silly to issue the permit - Tx has a very detailed and involved training course - and then not let people carry anywhere! But those signs still get me! I don't like guns, so I'll stick up a sign and not let those crazy gun toters in. I wonder what would happen if someone who didn't care for homosexuals put up a sign that read "Under moral code 123-456, no legally married homosexual may enter these premises while accompanied by their life partner". I'll bet th aclu would crawl so far down their neck they'd see daylight again! But I think the nra had a hand in writing Tx's law - man, talk about compromises! If any one cares to respond about how the law works in their state, I would appreciate the info. I imagine up in ne us and in ca, the laws make Tx's look good, but let me know anyway. This is actually not just a second ammendment issue, but a civil rights violation as well. It is discrimination against those of us who have made a descision to protect ourselves.