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Having a handgun in the office..

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by hoyeay, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. hoyeay

    hoyeay New Member

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    I am not sure where this is suppose to actually go but I guess here would be okay?

    Currently I have a small office (my own suite) and I have with me a handgun, inside a drawer.

    Do y'all know the legalities behind all this?
     


  2. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    If you're the business owner or someone that has control of the business, then it's totally legal for you to have a firearm in your business.
     
  3. kyletxria1911a1

    kyletxria1911a1 TGT Addict

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    this
     
  4. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    It could be possible that the renter of the suite has a clause in the lease that prohibits firearms. If not, no problem. When I had my business which ran out of a rented space, I always had a firearm. Sometimes in the desk drawer, later in a under the desk QD holster and if I were there alone at night (a lot of that when you own a business) I'd put it in a holster.
     
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Semi-Literate TGT Supporter

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    If you are leasing, you can have one if your lease does not exclude it. But it would be a leasing issue, not a criminal issue. I would think.
     
  6. Thegomezclan

    Thegomezclan Well-Known

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    I'm lucky that the owners of where I work are all gun guys and I get to carry all the time.
     
  7. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    The biggest thing is to not let anybody know it is there. Don't ask, don't tell.
     
  8. txinvestigator

    txinvestigator TGT Addict

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    A lease cannot make it unlawful for him to carry.

    Op, see penal code 46.02.
     
  9. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

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    Caveat: ensure you take gun with you when out of the office or it's otherwise secured (not just left in the drawer even in locked office). I also agree it should be in a holster and even in the drawer I'd want it fastened down in some way to ensure a consistent grab/grasp/grip on the weapon (I hate how "purchase" is used now)
     

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