Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- –Recently re-elected in November 2018, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking scofflaw counties and cities to court. The subordinate government entities refuse to conform to a reform of Texas gun law.
In 2015, the Texas government passed an open carry statute. The statute went into effect on 1 January 2016.
Part of the statute was to prohibit subordinate units of Texas government, such as cities and counties, from infringing on the carry rights of legally armed Texans.
Specifically, the number of official “gun free zones” were reduced. Gun free zones were generally forbidden in government buildings. There were exemptions, including for courts and offices used by courts. From capital.texas.gov:
(3) on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the court;
In December of 2015, before the statute went into effect, the cities of St. Angelo and St. Marcos asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to issue an opinion on the new law. In the statute, premises are defined as a building or part of a building.
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