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by Jusme
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

ELB wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:50 pm
I'm seeing news stories that Austin was fined $9000 for "violating Texas open carry laws." :confused5 :confused5

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/guns/20 ... udge-rules
A Travis County judge ruled Thursday that the city of Austin violated open-carry laws when it stopped a licensed resident from carrying firearms at City Hall.
https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/17 ... dge-rules/
"At issue is whether certain government agencies are exempt from the state's open carry law, passed in 2015, which allows Texans with a license to openly tote their handguns in a hip or shoulder holster."
ETA:
https://freebeacon.com/issues/city-of-a ... urt-rules/
The City of Austin violated the state's open carry law on six occasions, the court indicated, and ordered the city to pay a fine of $1,500 for each violation.
I guess they copy off of each other.

It saves reporters a lot of time to just cut and paste. You know how tedious it can be doing actual research. :smilelol5:
by Jusme
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:35 pm
RicoTX wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:09 am
I think this is good news.
However, why are the fines so low?
Why threaten with huge fines if the State is not going to use them?
The maximum fine for the first offense is $1,500 per day per sign. All subsequent fines are either $10,000 or $10,500 per day per fine.

Chas.


Charles, I'll admit, my work schedule has prevented me from keeping as close a watch on proposed bill for this session, but could you tell me if there are any plans, in this session, to address, a more streamlined, enforcement of this law? Or possibly, a better clarification, for exactly when, where, and how government agencies, can prohibit carry? These cases, take too long to be resolved, and, are too easily circumvented, by officials who don't want the State to dictate what they can do. I have written my reps, and Governor Abbot, but have gotten no definitive answers.
Thanks.
by Jusme
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

ELB wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:32 pm
The wheels of justice grind on ever so slowly. The online case information for the AG's suit against Austin shows the following action for Friday 8/17/18:

"8/17/2018 DF AMENDED/SUPPLEMENTED ANSWER "

"DF" is Defendant, i.e. City of Austin.
(facepalm)

This is why, the Legislature, should take up this issue again, and amend/stipulate/specify, exactly, in all cases, whether or not, when and where the city/county/State, can prohibit, carry.

This should have never been left up to the AG to render opinions, or file lawsuits, to get something done, that should be settled law.

I have already flooded, my reps with emails, demanding that they either author, or at least co-sponsor, a bill to make it legal, for LTC holders to carry everywhere, LEO can carry. Until we get a law passed, there will be an unending backlog of cases, like this, that will never get settled, to the extent that they should be. JMHO
by Jusme
Tue May 03, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

ELB wrote:New ruling letters to Bell County, City of Lake Dallas, Elgin Independent School District, Glenn Heights, Kleberg County, and Woodway Police Dept were posted to the website today: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/3006/3 ... ng-letters

As I noted earlier, they are going out in small batches. All the recent ones are dated 4/29.


Looks like some of these folks are getting the message, and removing signs before they are ordered to do so. The County courthouses seem to have the idea that if their commissioners or judges make a decree, then that is the law. I'm glad to see the AG is showing them that the State Legislature, and not local officials, are the ones who actually make the rules. I hope that this trend continues and that the AG continues to act on these complaints. I would still like to see how the ruling will go regarding the Ft. Worth Zoo.

:thumbs2:
by Jusme
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

locke_n_load wrote:
pt145ss wrote:In light of the Pasadena Letter, should we say something about SAXET posting 30.06/.07 signs at a gun show at the Ranch Park Event Center (owned by the City of Dripping Springs) the past weekend?

Unfortunately I did not get a picture of it.

To be frank, I'm on the fence about this. I think it may be way to tempting for someone with a CHL who is carrying at a gun show, to pull it out (the gun that is) to try a holster or something. Something about the atmosphere at a gun show because I get the feeling that one would think about the consequences more if they were at a gun shop as opposed to a gun show. Nothing to back that up, just a gut feeling. I suppose stupid people can be stupid anywhere they please, so may be my feeling is off base.

I suppose in the grand scheme of things, I would rather have my choice of carrying at a gun show and risk stupid people doing stupid things.
They can post other signs to effect of "keep all loaded firearms holstered at all times" instead of 30.06/30.07 signs. Would work just fine.

If an LTC holder unholsters a loaded gun, they are in violation if they do so without justification of needing to use deadly force. That applies at gun shows or the corner grocery store. I would also hope that LTC holders are smart enough, that, if they want to try out holsters, or any other accessories, for their carry gun, that they do so with it unloaded and locked by security. They can still have carry gun, but not the one they are buying anything for.

On a side note, most people who OC at gun shows are looking to sell or trade the gun that is visible, so others may ask to see it. I would advise to CC your EDC and only OC one you are looking to sell or buy parts/accessories. JMHO
by Jusme
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

RossA wrote:The definition of amusement park is that the place must have "amusement rides." So if the zoo has one little kids train, that makes it an amusement park? Or wasn't the law intended to mean Astroworld, Six Flags, etc. which is built around rides?
And yes, I know that Astroworld isn't there anymore.

I am sure the law was meant to be applied to the large parks Six Flags, Sea World, Astroworld etc.. However, like a lot of things with the 75 acre minimum requirement, the Dallas Zoo falls under that umbrella. As stated by a previous poster, this will have to be addressed by the legislature. The AG can't unilaterally change the statute. I too am frustrated, but I'm a person that likes to make things happen quickly, and unfortunately when it comes to this type of thing in the State government, speed is not their strong suit. I do applaud the AG for investigating these on a one by one basis, since the laws are somewhat convoluted, and each case will have it's own unique resolution. I will continue to write my state representatives to address these issues in the upcoming session, but until then we can only twiddle our thumbs until these issues are resolved.
by Jusme
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

I haven't been to the main court house in Cleburne in quite a while, there is a sub court house in Alvarado, that was posted 30.06 before the law changed, they now only have signage on the door to the Justice of the peace courtroom, and they put up temporary signs at the entry to the polling section when they had primary voting in February.
by Jusme
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 Ruling Letters
Replies: 183
Views: 20138

Re: 30.06 Ruling Letters

Lynyrd wrote::tiphat:
Amazing! The AG's office has taken some strong stances against some of the county governments. It seems as if some of the criticism against Mr. Paxton was out of place. He may be moving slow, but at least he is giving notice. I'll bet there will be more to come out of all this dust.

:iagree:

I guess the wheels of justice do turn slow, but I like the fact that there is action being taken. hopefully, most of the cities and counties still in violation will take heed, and start removing signs before they get the letters detailing their fines.

Great post dhoobler!! :thumbs2:

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