The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms, but Texas law prohibits the use of firearms in certain places. This includes both handguns and long guns. Companies are allowed to enforce policies that require employees to follow these laws as a condition of employment. If you are found to be carrying a gun illegally in Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine, Flower Mound or any other area of Tarrant County, you could face a class A misdemeanor charge.
It is essential to understand the laws governing the illegal carrying of a gun in Texas. If you do not possess a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) license, it is illegal to carry a gun in plain sight. Additionally, it is illegal to carry a firearm while participating in any type of criminal activity or while being a member of a criminal organization such as a street gang. Private homeowners have the power to decide whether they want to allow guns on their property or not.
People can also be charged with carrying a weapon illegally if they engage in criminal activity while in possession of a gun. Texas law does not place specific restrictions on who can carry a long gun such as a rifle or shotgun. However, there are holster requirements for carrying a handgun concealed. If you have been charged with carrying a weapon illegally, it is important to contact an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy can provide the elite legal defense you need to defend yourself properly in court.