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by puma guy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: FWPD Sgt Doesn't know LTC law
Replies: 51
Views: 14923

Re: FWPD Sgt Doesn't know LTC law

oohrah wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:42 pm
This was a pretty good apparently non-baised article about red flag laws and alerting police about MWAG

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2 ... s-shooting

However, then I read this "But if someone's in a liquor store with a handgun on his hip, that is illegal, Daniels said. “A liquor store is a prohibited place for a license to carry holder,” he said."

This is of course absolutely false. A liquor store must post the TABC Blue sign for unlicensed possession, but the owner can decide whether to post 30.06/30.07 or not. The Sgt. may be confusing the 51% Red sign. However, it is disturbing that he does not know the law.
Had a conversation with a Bulverde LEO working security at a package store who stated emphatically LTC holders open or concealed were strictly prohibited from entering a liquors store. I politely pointed out the sign verbiage on the front door stating unlicensed carry was illegal, but it fell on deaf and ignorant ears. As one of the most important pieces of legislation in the last 30+ years and given there are so many LTC's it should be incumbent on ALL LEO's and their departments to make sure they know the law. A police officer pleading ignorance as an excuse in NO excuse, IMHO.
by puma guy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: FWPD Sgt Doesn't know LTC law
Replies: 51
Views: 14923

Re: FWPD Sgt Doesn't know LTC law

howdy wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:35 pm
We had a Constable in uniform for security at our Church that was in the process of arresting a member for having a concealed handgun. (No signs posted) Another Church member saw the gun when it was accidentally exposed. This was before open carry. The Constable called an assistant DA who confirmed her belief that church carry was illegal. A minister convinced her to not arrest him but not before she made him take the gun to his car and tell him how lucky he was not gong to jail. I politely told her that she nor the DA knew the law and to go do some quick research. I helped her with the statute and the section (i). She still refused to accept it and she was fired that day. Hopefully the new wording of that law will help in the future.
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