Hello I am a bit confused about state and federal laws concerning the carrying of firearms
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.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;
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?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.
Can you carry withing 1,000 feet of the school zone and not be punish because state law allows it?