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Re: Forth Worth & Dallas Zoos

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Post by rtschl » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:29 pm

Thanks jamminbutter. I didn't get to go this past weekend and glad that you were able to.

Do they still have a sign at the parking lot shack? They did when I was there last year.
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Post by AJSully421 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:05 pm

Charles,

Has the Fort Worth Zoo been handled? Or would you like for there to be multiple reports on them? I'll be there tomorrow with my kids (and my Glock 21).
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Post by ScottDLS » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:09 pm

rtschl wrote:Thanks jamminbutter. I didn't get to go this past weekend and glad that you were able to.

Do they still have a sign at the parking lot shack? They did when I was there last year.
As I noted in another thread like the Dallas Zoo, they seem to now be claiming that they are an amusement park as defined by 46.035. Bad news for them is that they are only 64 acres, not 75 as required. :rules:

Looking forward to open carrying there on January 2.
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Re: Forth Worth & Dallas Zoos

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Post by jamminbutter » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:48 pm

jamminbutter wrote:Today is the day of reckoning for the FWZ. Will drive there after work to see if the sign is still up. :confused5
I dropped by a couple of hours ago and the sign is still present just to the west of the main ticket booth. Will be preparing the affidavit within the next couple of days and getting it notarized.


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Post by jamminbutter » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:52 pm

AJSully421 wrote:Charles,

Has the Fort Worth Zoo been handled? Or would you like for there to be multiple reports on them? I'll be there tomorrow with my kids (and my Glock 21).

I would hope that the more documentation the better!

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Post by Jaguar » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:20 am

jamminbutter wrote:
jamminbutter wrote:Today is the day of reckoning for the FWZ. Will drive there after work to see if the sign is still up. :confused5
I dropped by a couple of hours ago and the sign is still present just to the west of the main ticket booth. Will be preparing the affidavit within the next couple of days and getting it notarized.
Thank you for taking this one on. Please keep us posted on when the complaint is filed and what, if any, feedback you receive from the AG. I live too far away from Fort Worth to do this, but I do enjoy the zoo every few years and would like to have my rights respected while there.
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Post by Keith B » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:02 pm

So, apparently the Zoo has now combined the 30.06 and 30.07 into one sign trying to save space. They have now invalidated the sign by not posting the proper verbiage. Guess it really doesn't matter anyway since they are a school, amusement park, day care, court, 51% location, secured area of an airport..... and anything else they can try to claim to get around the law. :totap:

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Post by nightmare69 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:49 pm

Since the zoo sometimes asks people to vote on what exhibits they want to see I guess they believe they qualify as a polling place too.
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Post by sjfcontrol » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:54 pm

Don't like the sign requirements, make up your own sign. I'm sure nobody will notice... That's classic! :smilelol5:
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Post by rtschl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:55 pm

Keith,

Those combo/incorrectly worded signs were the ones I reported to the city of Ft. Worth and then to the AG's office. There is no way that the Ft. Worth Zoo (and the city of Ft. Worth) does not know that the signs do not conform to the statute. This is deliberate on their part - why I do not know.
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Post by SewTexas » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:55 pm

Keith B wrote:So, apparently the Zoo has now combined the 30.06 and 30.07 into one sign trying to save space. They have now invalidated the sign by not posting the proper verbiage. Guess it really doesn't matter anyway since they are a school, amusement park, day care, court, 51% location, secured area of an airport..... and anything else they can try to claim to get around the law. :totap:

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Post by Beiruty » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:06 pm

A message to TLC carry on concealed. But I am not that one who would test OC beyond that point. Send it to the AG to send them daily fines.
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Post by NotRPB » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:29 am

nightmare69 wrote:Since the zoo sometimes asks people to vote on what exhibits they want to see I guess they believe they qualify as a polling place too.
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Re: Forth Worth & Dallas Zoos

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Post by Abraham » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:54 am

When will we see the AG start the fining or are they overwhelmed with notices regarding the scofflaws?

Anyone have a clue?

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Re: Forth Worth & Dallas Zoos

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Post by ttownsig » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:10 am

I am probably wrong here but maybe just maybe the zoo and the city know that the sign is wrong. Maybe they are saying look we put up a sign to keep guns out to make the non carriers happy and feel safe while at the same time they know you can still conceal carry past the sign since it is incorrect and are saying if we don't see it you don't have it. By doing this they the anti gun people can say they won because of the sign, the concealed carry people are happy because they can still carry, and they believe nobody will challenge the open carry being incorrect because who wants to be the test case for that type of situation. So what do they get a zoo full of happy people without guns. wink wink. Just thought I would bring up a different viewpoint.

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