Courthouse technicality

Discussion in 'Texas Concealed Handgun (CHL)' started by Shotgun Jeremy, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

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    My local tax/title office, sheriffs office, and drivers licence office all share the same building. There's also a small courtroom in there (No clue why since the main courthouse is a few blocks away). So am I not allowed to carry in the building at all-or just not in the courtroom?
     


  2. txinvestigator

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    You cannot carry on any premises of a court or offices utilized by the court. Premises means a building or portion of a building. So the law could read that you cannot carry in a building of a court.

    One could argue that since the definition of premises includes the phrase "portion of a building", only the "portion" of the buildingnwhere the court resides would be off limits.

    If it were me, I would not carry in the building.


    Just as an aside, it is probably a JP court.
     
  3. Shotgun Jeremy

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    Thanks for the input TXI-luckily I only have to go in there once a year.
     

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