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CHL into banks......

Postby mill424 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:14 pm

I'm looking for the law stating wether or not you may carry into a bank in Texas. can someone please send me a link to clarify this. Thanks for the help.
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Postby seamusTX » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:20 pm

Welcome to the forum.

Laws generally do not state what you can do, only what you may not do. The places where weapons are prohibited are defined in Texas Penal Code Chapter 46.03 and 46.035. Banks are not on the list.

You can look up the statutes here: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/

Any bank can post a sign sign that prohibits carrying a concealed handgun in accordance with PC 30.06.

There are rumors that federal law prohibits carrying in banks. Those rumors are bogus.

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Postby ralewis » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:22 pm

Look at the list of prohibited places.... Banks aren't on there, nor are they federal property (which has their own restrictions). They are private property and unless posted 30.06, there isn't anything that prohibits carry there.
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Postby joe817 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:25 pm

mill424 wrote:I'm looking for the law stating wether or not you may carry into a bank in Texas. can someone please send me a link to clarify this. Thanks for the help.


hi mill424, welcome to the forum! There's a wealth of information right here at your fingertips, and a great group of guys & gals to get to know. :tiphat:

There is no state law prohibiting a CHL holder to carry into a bank. There are statutes that do prohibit a holder from entering the premises: PC 411.204; PC 30.05; PC 30.06; PC 46.03, and PC 46.035.

Those statues can be looked up in the booklet Texas Concealed Handgun Laws and related statues found here:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/ftp/forms/LS-16.pdf
(this is the handbook given out in all CHL classes)

In order for a bank to prohibit a CHL from entering, it must be posted with a valid PC 30.06 sign which is very specific to language, size and location.

Hope that helps.
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Postby joe817 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:26 pm

Arrggghhhh. Either Jim can type faster than I can, or I'm to long winded! :lol: :cheers2:
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Postby mill424 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:29 pm

Thank you for the help.....I was being battered on a news website when I posted that unless a 30.06 sign was posted in a bank you were legal to carry.........so hopeful those link will further educate my undereducated peers that read the news
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Postby Keith B » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:36 pm

mill424 wrote:Thank you for the help.....I was being battered on a news website when I posted that unless a 30.06 sign was posted in a bank you were legal to carry.........so hopeful those link will further educate my undereducated peers that read the news


Welcome to the forum! :tiphat:

As a side note, there are some states that it is illegal to carry in a bank even with a CHL. Montana and North Carolina, just to name a couple.
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Postby TxSigp229 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:08 pm

FWIW, in my town Chase bank does not have a 3006 but Community bank does
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Postby buffalo_speedway_tx » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:35 pm

I don't think I have ever seen a 30.06 posted at Chase. There are some Credit Unions in our area that have 30.06 posted.
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Postby seamusTX » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:09 pm

buffalo_speedway_tx wrote:There are some Credit Unions in our area that have 30.06 posted.

Are there any that don't?

I was extremely displeased to see JSCFCU put them up.

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Postby OldSchool » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:34 pm

seamusTX wrote:
buffalo_speedway_tx wrote:There are some Credit Unions in our area that have 30.06 posted.

Are there any that don't?

I was extremely displeased to see JSCFCU put them up.

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Same here. We're not pleased. Can't do everything through the ATM, unfortunately.
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Postby rosebud99 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:51 pm

wells fargo has no posting....but it still feels kinda weird to walk in..
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Postby cbunt1 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:57 pm

I think I've see one Wells Fargo facility somewhere that was posted, but it was a back-office and not a public retail branch.

When Wachovia came to Texas, the specifically removed the "gunbuster" from their typical signage, since Texas is a Concealed-Carry state....
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Postby davidtx » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:01 pm

rosebud99 wrote:wells fargo has no posting....but it still feels kinda weird to walk in..


I'm with you there. I've carried into Bank of America a couple of times now and it definitely feels weird. I guess its all the movies & TV shows working on my psyche.
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Postby Bart » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:14 pm

If anything, large cash deposits or withdrawals are a good reason to carry, even in NY. It's concealed so it doesn't bother anybody else.
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