Caliber wrote:If I remember correctly, as it relates Texas gun laws, your "home" is where you sleep overnight (including a hotel room), your car, or a house boat. If that's so, then he should be able to bring a gun into the hotel room.
Correct or no?
I believe the relevant chapter of law is PC 46, and it does not speak to "home".
It deals with "person's own premises or premises under the person's control".
The definition of "premises" is thus:
"premises" includes real property and a recreational vehicle that is being used as living quarters, regardless of whether that use is temporary or permanent. In this subsection, "recreational vehicle" means a motor vehicle primarily designed as temporary living quarters or a vehicle that contains temporary living quarters and is designed to be towed by a motor vehicle. The term includes a travel trailer, camping trailer, truck camper, motor home, and horse trailer with living quarters.
except with regard to weapons-free zones, where the definition of "premises' is whatever is defined in the Education code.
"Premises" includes real property, and I think a hotel room counts as real property, but is it under the guest's control? The link provided by dlh above seems indicate it is not, at least not to the extent that "home" or recreational vehicle is:
This is an interesting article discussing the rights and duties of hotels and their guests, but no mention of the criminal trespass issue:
http://www.dentonlaw.com/newsarticles/t ... t-alagood/