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GlockenHammer wrote:Penalties should also apply to folks who post a 51% alcohol sign to scare away CHL without the trouble and publicity of a 30.06 sign? You can buy these signs for $1 and put them in your business window if you serve any alcohol. What's a CHLer to do?
By the way, I also vote for eliminating 51% establishements from being off limits. Why is it that I can't carry at my kids birthday party at the bowling alley, but I can at Chucky Cheese's? That's just nuts. Let's cover the drinkers with "intoxication" (discussed in another thread).
PC Â§46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER.
(a) A license holder commits an offense if the license
holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder's person
under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,
and intentionally fails to conceal the handgun.
(b) A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally,
knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority
of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of
whether the handgun is concealed, on or about the license holder's
(1) on the premises of a business that has a permit or license issued
under Chapter 25, 28, 32, 69, or 74, Alcoholic Beverage Code, if
the business derives 51 percent or more of its income from the sale or
service of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, as determined
by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission under Section
104.06, Alcoholic Beverage Code;
GlockenHammer wrote:txinvestigator, perhaps I misunderstood your comment. It is true that there is nothing prohibiting carry just because the sign is posted. However, that puts the obligation on me to determine the sign is error, or committing a crime that will result in suspension of my license. Hence, I would like improper posting of a 51% sign to be a crime.
Who am I to say that the bowling alley (or pool hall or restaurant/microbrewery) does not, in fact, have that type of license?
tomneal: The City of Houston forces all CHL Holders that enter city of Houston facilities to wear a RED badge indication that they are carrying a gun.
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