Amusement Park

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  1. DFR

    DFR Member

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    Just curious. Lubbock has what it calls an amusement park. entrance is controlled and there are armed guards but it is in a county with less than 1 million people and covers less than 75 acres so would that still constitute an amusement park as explained in the penal code? They only have a handmade sign that says it's against the law in Texas to carry concealed in an amusement park, not a proper 30.06 sign
     


  2. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    Amusement Park is defined in the code as

    ""Amusement park" means a permanent indoor or outdoor facility or park where amusement rides are available for use by the public that is located in a county with a population of more than one million, encompasses at least 75 acres in surface area, is enclosed with access only through controlled entries, is open for operation more than 120 days in each calendar year, and has security guards on the premises at all times. The term does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area."

    If it ain't that it ain't an Amusement Park. Amusement Parks are only off limits if posted 30.06 anyway, just like any other property. ;)
     
  3. DFR

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    That's what I thought. it reads like it must meet all the requirements not just some of the requirements. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  4. Kar98

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    The "amusement park" paragraph in the code is specifically phrased as to mean Six Flags implicitly without explicitly mentioning it by name.
     
  5. txinvestigator

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    Well, it was written in there for them, but today even the Dallas Zoo meet the definition. As does Fiesta Texas.
     

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