IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE - DO YOU TRULY UNDERSTAND TEXAS GUN LAWS? BY JEFFREY L. BONEY
This article is a good read. However, some of it is not entirely accurate. I guess the author does not "Truly understand Texas gun laws"
Per the article:
"Those places include schools, courtrooms, election polling places, racetracks, and airports, sporting events, establishments where the primary business is the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption and any establishment posting signs barring guns."Actually:
- Schools are off limits - only inside the actual buildings and fenced in areas and only unless you have authorization from the school administrator permitting you to carry inside.
- Airports are off limits - only in the zone beyond the security checkpoint.
- And "any establishment" posting signs barring guns - does not count unless that sign meets the very specific legal definition of "effective notice" under the statue.
Also per the article:
"Weapons such as machine guns, suppressors and short-barreled firearms are legal in the state of Texas."Actually:
True, but they are still governed by the ATF federal regulations requiring an expensive tax stamp, gun or accessory registration, and a sign off by local Sheriff's department (which is a "may" not a "shall" in the legal language and so the Sheriff can just simply say no.)