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Old 06-07-2010, 05:58 PM   #11
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OK, it can be a bit concusing so I will try to make sense of it for you.

In Texas, it is not illegal to possess a (legal) firearm on your own property even if the property is right next to a school. It is illegal to carry a firearm, illegal knife, club or prohibited weapon on the physical premis of a school or educational institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being conducted......

The "weapon free zone" is not a separate offense, but rather an enhancement. Punishment goes up one degree if the offense ocurred w/in 300 feet of a school.

To put it simply, if you are not committing an offense (on your own property) then the enhancement cannot come in to play.
So, just to make sure I understand. the "weapon free zone" that extends for 1000 feet around a school is a zone where it is perfectly legal to carry a weapon... but if I comit a crime with a weapon in that zone I get extra penalty?
And it is only the actual school grounds themselves where it is illegal to have a gun?

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By Jove, I think he's got it.
Well, you would think "weapon free zone" would mean "no weapons allowed" rather then "weapons allowed but extra penalty" :P... very misleading terminology there.

Thank very much kind sir for clarifying it for me.
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Well, you would think "weapon free zone" would mean "no weapons allowed" rather then "weapons allowed but extra penalty" :P... very misleading terminology there.

Thank very much kind sir for clarifying it for me.

What do you expect, it was written by lawyers.
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For lawyers.

For sure.




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What do you expect, it was written by lawyers.
It was written by gun control advocates you mean.

A more cynical view is that it was phrased in such a manner to disenfranchise people of their rights.

For the past few years I didn't own a gun because I simply assumed it meant I cannot own one. Only now did I think to actually ask.
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It was written by gun control advocates you mean.

A more cynical view is that it was phrased in such a manner to disenfranchise people of their rights.

For the past few years I didn't own a gun because I simply assumed it meant I cannot own one. Only now did I think to actually ask.
I do not believe Texas gun laws were written by gun control advocates. They, like most laws, are written by lawyers. Lawyers feel the need to use legalese mumbo jumbo to prove how smart they are. All the "to wit's" and "therefore's" are nothing more than 50 cent words that they use to 1. prove their intelligence, 2. maintain the informal caste system we have and 3. assure they will have a job when they are no longer in the legislature.
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I do not believe Texas gun laws were written by gun control advocates. They, like most laws, are written by lawyers. Lawyers feel the need to use legalese mumbo jumbo to prove how smart they are. All the "to wit's" and "therefore's" are nothing more than 50 cent words that they use to 1. prove their intelligence, 2. maintain the informal caste system we have and 3. assure they will have a job when they are no longer in the legislature.
The only gun law we need is:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Any further gun control laws are by necessity and by very definition written by gun control advocates.

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