Carrying a Weapon on Prohibited Premises

Weapons laws in Texas allow for individuals to possess guns in their homes, cars, and (with the proper permits) on their person. These allowances are not without exemptions, however. There are certain places where weapons are not permitted, and possession of a firearm or other weapon on prohibited property is considered a serious crime.

Prohibited weapons possession includes any firearm (including rifles and shotguns), knives, clubs, and any other object that may be legally recognized as a weapon. Punishments for possession of a weapon on prohibited premises can result in criminal conviction of up to a 3rd degree felony. For more information on laws regarding weapons possession on prohibited premises, contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950.

Types of Restricted Premises

Places that often prohibit weapons possession include:

  • Government buildings
  • Schools and other educational institutions
  • Airports
  • Polling areas and premises on which voting is being conducted
  • Public transportation vehicles
  • Racetracks

Exceptions to the laws regarding carrying weapons on certain premises include properly secured weapons (in the case of airports) and carrying weapons with special permits (like law enforcement officers). It is important that individuals understand that weapons are not permitted everywhere, and the punishment for possessing weapons on prohibited premises can be severe.

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If you have been accused of carrying a weapon on prohibited premises, contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your defense.


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