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Hello I am a bit confused about state and federal laws concerning the carrying of firearms
Texas penal code states that it is an offense to carry a firearm onto the physical premisis of a school but not in a public area (road, sidewalk, etc.)

Sec. 46.03. PLACES WEAPONS PROHIBITED. (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possesses or goes with a firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited weapon listed in Section 46.05(a):

(1) on the physical premises of a school or educational institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational institution, whether the school or educational institution is public or private, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the institution;
According to Texas penal code Section 46.035 premises any building or portion of a building not including any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.

Section 46.035 (3) "Premises" means a building or a portion of a building. The term does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.
But according to federal law (Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1995) it is illegal for a person to posses a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school property line. Although you can carry if you are licensed (CHL) but what about a shotgun or rifle?

Can you carry withing 1,000 feet of the school zone and not be punish because state law allows it?


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