A couple friends of mine moved into an apartment complex this year that has a 30.06 (CHL not allowed) sign posted at the entrance to the parking lot. Both of these girls are pro second amendment and one has expressed interest in getting her CHL in the not too distant future. I believe neither is really aware or active in the politics involved though, not merely complacent. They both seemed confused when I initially expressed my concern and displeasure at the sign. I will have to make it a point to try and educate them on what this company is saying by not allowing CHL holders to carry on their property.
I'm assuming, as the law stands now, this sign is legal and valid. However, I was wondering how you think a court case would play out if someone was carrying there and forced to defend themselves? Could the apartment complex be sued, with a reasonable expectation of success, if a resident was injured and unable to defend themselves due to this posting? Additionally, if I were to leave a handgun in my car, would that still be violating the signage as I am a CHL holder? (Even though it is legal for a person to have a handgun in their car in Texas)
Due to the recent weather and being concerned for my friends, I've been thinking more about this. I do plan to write a letter to the company that owns the apartments, detailing my concerns and disapproval of the sign. They will certainly never receive any of my money and I hope to persuade my friends to move once their lease is up.
As another note of interest, an armed robbery occurred at a complex I used to live in that has a "no weapons" policy in their contract. I am assuming that is not a criminal matter if that is broken, simply a breach of the contract?