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Just heard about one of the small towns here in North Texas is going to pass a local law stating you can not carry a hand gun in your car. Was told it also includes those who have a current CHL license. Does anyone know if local Cities can enforce such a law in Texas?

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Call the legal dept of Texas chl in Austin and tell them.

They will put a stop to it.

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Thanks. I sent them an email last night asking the same question. If I do not hear back from them I will give them a call.
 

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Call the legal dept of Texas chl in Austin and tell them.

They will put a stop to it.

steve
The legal dept of the CHL division of DPS has NO authority over any municipality or other agency. NONE.

Here is a state law;

Texas Local Government Code
§ 229.001. FIREARMS; EXPLOSIVES. (a) A municipality
may not adopt regulations relating to the transfer, private
ownership, keeping, transportation, licensing, or registration of
firearms, ammunition, or firearm supplies.
(b) Subsection (a) does not affect the authority a
municipality has under another law to:
(1) require residents or public employees to be armed
for personal or national defense, law enforcement, or another
lawful purpose;
(2) regulate the discharge of firearms within the
limits of the municipality;
(3) regulate the use of property, the location of a
business, or uses at a business under the municipality's fire code,
zoning ordinance, or land-use regulations as long as the code,
ordinance, or regulations are not used to circumvent the intent of
Subsection (a) or Subdivision (5) of this subsection;
(4) regulate the use of firearms in the case of an
insurrection, riot, or natural disaster if the municipality finds
the regulations necessary to protect public health and safety;
(5) regulate the storage or transportation of
explosives to protect public health and safety, except that 25
pounds or less of black powder for each private residence and 50
pounds or less of black powder for each retail dealer are not
subject to regulation; or
(6) regulate the carrying of a firearm by a person
other than a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun under
Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, at a:
(A) public park;
(B) public meeting of a municipality, county, or
other governmental body;
(C) political rally, parade, or official
political meeting; or
(D) nonfirearms-related school, college, or
professional athletic event.
(c) The exception provided by Subsection (b)(6) does not
apply if the firearm is in or is carried to or from an area
designated for use in a lawful hunting, fishing, or other sporting
event and the firearm is of the type commonly used in the activity.
(d) The exception provided by Subsection (b)(4) does not
authorize the seizure or confiscation of any firearm or ammunition
from an individual who is lawfully carrying or possessing the
firearm or ammunition.
 

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Yep, I would like to know what city or town this is also.:steamed:
 

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I'd like to know too.

I'll bet the people who are proposing this idiocy probably put beans in their chili and eat salsa made in New York City.
 

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I'd like to know too.

I'll bet the people who are proposing this idiocy probably put beans in their chili and eat salsa made in New York City.
I bet that they eat quiche and turn their noses up at chili, with or without beans.
 
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