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by The Annoyed Man
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Open Carry at Business
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Re: Open Carry at Business

Keith B wrote:
oohrah wrote:Then educate me here - if I'm in my house, or on my farm, I can open carry and I can give one of my guns to a visitor and they can open carry. As long as we stay on private property and have the owner's permission, no licenses are required.
Actually, no, can't give someone permission to open carry on your property. Here is the part of the law that pertains to carrying:
Sec. 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not:

(1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control; or...
So, if you are not on your own premises or premises under your control, then you cannot carry a firearm without a license. If you do have a license, then the firearm must stay concealed if you are not on your premises or premises under your control.
So when my son open-carries with his boss's approval in the gunstore owned by his boss—which deals with LOTS of LEOs, primarily Keller and Southlake—he's violating the law? Sure doesn't seem to bother the cops much.

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