Texas Business Owner Open-Carry?

Texas Business Owner Open-Carry?

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    Texas Business Owner Open-Carry?

    Just joined DC, and you guys know your stuff!

    I have seen several reference that it's legal for a business owner
    to open-carry, or authorize employees to do so.

    Where's the legal reference, if you don't mind?

    I've checked the Texas Penal Code, and other sites, but can't find anything to "prove-up" this advice.

    Please assist by posting the reference (or link).
    I'm going to print it out, laminate it, and get ready for LE to show up (after being called by a customer, etc.).

    Thanks in advance!


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    I dont have the statute handy but it is legal on private property.
    Proud houlder of a Texas Open Carry License.

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    Thanks, AshTXSniper, but I'm going to need something verifiable! You know how LE is in Texas! I need to have the law printed out and waiting for 'em!

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    Texas penal code below
    PC 46.02: (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not: (1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control;...

    PC 46.15: (b) Section 46.02 does not apply to a person who:
    (1)...[not relevant]
    (2) is on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control unless the person is an employee or agent of the owner.....
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    Woo-hoo, dukalmighty!

    I can see why you're a "VIP member"!

    I'll print out the code and get 'em ready!

    Thanks!

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    EQUINOXINV-- Where in South Texas are you? I need to visit your place of business!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkN View Post
    EQUINOXINV-- Where in South Texas are you? I need to visit your place of business!

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    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkN View Post
    EQUINOXINV-- Where in South Texas are you? I need to visit your place of business!

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    Agreed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EQUINOXINV View Post
    Thanks, AshTXSniper, but I'm going to need something verifiable! You know how LE is in Texas! I need to have the law printed out and waiting for 'em!
    Yeah I know how they are I am one. You dont have to worry about me though if your in my area I will help you express your rights any way possible.
    Proud houlder of a Texas Open Carry License.

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    In additional to my detective agency, day-to-day ops are dealing with those who have been "repo'ed" by agents of my other business. I try not to get involved in those irate individuals (as I pay my office manager & his assistant to deal with those folks). It will be interesting when I do have to get involved with a profanity-spewing dude who I hear threating my staff, when I exit my office to "assist" with an open-carried P226. I'll bet the conversation goes like this:
    Me: "Is there a problem here?"
    Threat: "No, Sir!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EQUINOXINV View Post
    In additional to my detective agency, day-to-day ops are dealing with those who have been "repo'ed" by agents of my other business. I try not to get involved in those irate individuals (as I pay my office manager & his assistant to deal with those folks). It will be interesting when I do have to get involved with a profanity-spewing dude who I hear threating my staff, when I exit my office to "assist" with an open-carried P226. I'll bet the conversation goes like this:
    Me: "Is there a problem here?"
    Threat: "No, Sir!"
    Your employees should OC also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Your employees should OC also...
    +1

    Time for an employee "teambuilding' exercise at the range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    +1

    Time for an employee "teambuilding' exercise at the range.
    I nominate PastorPack for director of HR - excellent idea!
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    Exclamation Okay, so just to be clear...

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Texas penal code below
    PC 46.02: (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not: (1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control;...

    PC 46.15: (b) Section 46.02 does not apply to a person who:
    (1)...[not relevant]
    (2) is on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control unless the person is an employee or agent of the owner.....
    If I own a business, but LEASE a building, myself, or any of MY employees can open carry?

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