Gotta love MO!!!!
Gotta love MO!!!!
Now, when we lived in our home state of Tennessee, where the stupid signs do in fact carry the weight of law, I looked for them. If I saw one, I didn't go in with the gun. But I would leave it in the car so i could go in long enough to explain to the manager why I was deciding not to spend my money there and that I was going to post the info that they were posted on several websites that had thousands of members. I got a business not far from where I worked to take their stupid signs down after they got hundreds of email and calls telling them that they would not eat at this particular sandwhich shop again until the signs came down. Emails went to the corporate HQ for this chain as well.
In Florida those No Firearms sign are worthless and most ignore them, but you need to be know and obey Ohio law.
Here in Nebraska any no gun sign counts, even if it's scribbled in crayon. I lock up my guns for those places in my car in a safe under my seat. But I do my best to avoid spending money in places that don't want a legal responsible gun owner to enter their premises.
In the fortunately rare cases I run into, I use a Center of Mass safe.
If the sign is the official sign, as mandated by state law, I pay attention to it. But, if it is a hand-scrawled one or other: no way! They do not hold legal weight.
PC §30.06. TRESPASS BY HOLDER OF LICENSE TO CARRY
CONCEALED HANDGUN. (a) A license holder commits an offense if
the license holder:
(1) carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter
411, Government Code, on property of another without effective
(2) received notice that:
(A) entry on the property by a license holder with a concealed
handgun was forbidden; or
(B) remaining on the property with a concealed handgun was
forbidden and failed to depart.
(b) For purposes of this section, a person receives notice if the
owner of the property or someone with apparent authority to act for the
owner provides notice to the person by oral or written communication.
(c) In this section:
(1) "Entry" has the meaning assigned by Section 30.05(b).
(2) "License holder" has the meaning assigned by Section
(3) "Written communication" means:
(A) a card or other document on which is written language
identical to the following: "Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code
(trespass by holder of license to carry a concealed handgun), a person
licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (concealed
handgun law), may not enter this property with a concealed
(B) a sign posted on the property that:
(i) includes the language described by Paragraph (A) in both
English and Spanish;
(ii) appears in contrasting colors with block letters at least
one inch in height; and
(iii) is displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to
(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(e) It is an exception to the application of this section that the property
on which the license holder carries a handgun is owned or leased
by a governmental entity and is not a premises or other place on which
the license holder is prohibited from carrying the handgun under
Section 46.03 or 46.035.
Gun buster or No Guns Allowed signs mean absolutely nothing.
If I do find a compliant 30.06 sign, then I return to my car and take my business elsewhere
To the poster I always secure the gun in a gun safe under the seat. I also leave it loaded with one in the chamber.
i live in indy, i leave the gun on my hip
Welcome. I keep my gun loaded and in a car safe under the seat when I can't carry.
The only time I'll take my gun off is when I have to run into the bank or PD, in which case it goes in the center console. In MT, the signs do not hold the weight of law, so if I ever do see them, I'll either go somewhere else or ignore them. If they ask me to leave though, I am required to, so I will.