ELB wrote: ↑Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:50 pmI'm seeing news stories that Austin was fined $9000 for "violating Texas open carry laws."
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/guns/20 ... udge-ruleshttps://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/17 ... dge-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.ETA:"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."
https://freebeacon.com/issues/city-of-a ... urt-rules/I guess they copy off of each other.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.
It saves reporters a lot of time to just cut and paste. You know how tedious it can be doing actual research.