Texas County and Gun Rights Group Duel Over Right to Carry
The founder of a gun rights organization has sent notices to 76 government entities alleging they are violating Texas law by wrongfully excluding LTC (licensed to carry) holders. He is now being sued by one of those counties.
“What we have before us is a local government that has decided it will use fear and bully tactics to try and teach the citizens a lesson. This is a baseless suit without merit, and Waller County is trying to intimidate the people by bringing this ridiculous suit,” said Terry Holcomb, Founder and Sr. Executive Director of Texas Carry.
The Waller County D.A. says the courthouse is legally and rightfully off limits to LTC holders.
The lawsuit filed by the Waller County D.A. states that the issue is whether signs posted at courthouses citing Texas Penal Code § 46.03(a)(3) (which prohibits an individual from entering a courthouse carrying a prohibited weapon or firearm), violates section 411.209 of the Government Code. The lawsuit also maintains that a related question is whether this Penal Code section “prohibits an individual from carrying firearms and other weapons throughout the entire building in which a court or court office is located or only in an actual courtroom or court office.”
Full Story on Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/08/02/texas-county-gun-rights-group-duel-right-carry/