Waco1959 wrote:OK, I've been out of the hotel business for about 20 years but IIRC a hotel room is basically counted as a temporary habitation and for most legal purposes would be just like your home. As such, wouldn't the law allowing you to carry concealed from your home to your vehicle via a direct route still apply? I can see that they could ban them from the public areas such as pools, restaurants, or lobby/breakfast areas as these are common areas and stopping for breakfast or a swim would hardly be a direct route. I do like the idea behind the bill but he should change it to require ALL banned activity be included in the pre-reg notice.
Guests with guns were never considered a problem in the hotels where I worked unless they discharged them (1 in 10 yrs and by a LEO) or left them behind (about one a month at one property).
Charles L. Cotton wrote:While it can be argued that one's hotel room is under one's control, i.e. temporary abode, if TPC §30.06 language is included in the registration agreement, or if any "no guns" statement is made when registering by phone, then the CHL would violate TPC §30.06 simply by entering the property or building with a gun. It's not your room until you check in and a CHL would have already violated TPC §30.06.
If you were to make your reservations, check in without a gun, then go to your car and enter with a gun, at the very minimum, you would have violated the lease contract. You may quite possibly have violated TPC §30.06, but that's not clear. I suspect no court, jury or appellate court would look too favorably on the defendant who reserved a room knowing of the firearm prohibition then entered with a gun anyway.
This is a well-intended bill that can result in unintended consequences.
Charles L. Cotton wrote:Added HB333 (Guillen) requiring pre-registration notice by hotels wishing to prohibit firearms on hotel property. Well-intended bill to keep gun owners from being surprised, but it makes it easy to use TPC §30.06 to prohibit CHL from entering property with a handgun.
cyphur wrote:Charles L. Cotton wrote:Added HB333 (Guillen) requiring pre-registration notice by hotels wishing to prohibit firearms on hotel property. Well-intended bill to keep gun owners from being surprised, but it makes it easy to use TPC §30.06 to prohibit CHL from entering property with a handgun.
Instead of a bill making it easier for businesses to enact further prohibitions on our RKBA we should instead be backing bills to further reduce business' ability to do so.
Regardless of the original intent of the filer, this bill if passed into law will turn into a backdoor method to prevent CHL holders from exercising their rights on the road. No good can come from this bill in my opinion.
Abraham wrote:Is there a stand alone list of anti-guns hotels/motels?
If so, I'd appreciate a link.
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