jmra wrote:Ruark wrote:We should expect a big push for the diagonal-slash "Gunbuster" signage to replace all these 06-07 signs. The Texas Association of Businesses fully supports this. As I understand it, and correct me if I'm wrong, Texas is the only state that requires these big, complicated signs, and they're hearing a LOT of complaining from business owners about having to plaster their storefronts with them, as well as confusion about what they mean, what's required, etc. DPS is posting clarifying information on their web site, but of course there are limits to how much this can accomplish.
A compromise idea that's gaining ground is going to a single sign that prohibits all weapons, instead of, or as an option to, separate signs.
If this gained any momentum I think you would see an equal push to make signs have no force of law like a number of other states. I don't see 30.06 or 30.07 going away anytime soon.
The very POINT of the 30.06 and 30.07 legislation is to make the signs big, complicated, and impossible to miss.
For what it's worth, there are a couple of other states that have specific wording and text requirements for the act of carrying to become criminal trespass, but I can't remember which ones (I think MO may be one of them). Many states it's the same as ignoring a "Shirt and Shoes required" sign.
As soon as carrying a gun past a posting of ANY kind, including enforceable 30.06/30.07 carries the same weight as drinking a Big Red past a "No Food or Drinks" sign, we're having a different conversation.
Until then, 30.06, and the requirements around it are here to stay.