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    Question about carrying in apartment complex in Texas

    Hi guys, I'm hoping someone here might know the answer to my question and be willing to share it with me. I did a brief google search and a brief search of this forum but didn't find an answer. I apologize if there is one staring me in the face...

    It's a simple question but it might not have a simple answer. If a person is living in an apartment in Texas, and there is no restriction in the lease agreement, on how much of the complex could that person carry their firearm without a CHL? How does this compare to carrying at ones own home/on one's own property? For example, if a person owned a house with land, they could carry on that land outside of the house. But at an apartment complex, would they only be able to carry inside of their apartment and not when they go to let their dog out? Or could they carry just outside of their apartment, in close proximity to their own apartment? Or could a person carry anywhere within the complex, such as when they go jogging?

    Again this is assuming there are no restriction in the lease agreement.

    I know this doesn't specifically have to do with open carry but I figured someone here might know, and I know that there are some members here who are really particular about correct information (I know because I've been corrected before ) and I really appreciate that approach.

    Thanks for any clarity you can provide.

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    Question about carrying in apartment complex in Texas

    Maybe a mod can move this thread to TEXAS where it seems to fit best!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    Maybe a mod can move this thread to TEXAS where it seems to fit best!


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    I was torn between this forum and the Texas forum, but because the description for the Texas forum was "Open Carry stories from..." I decided it might fit best here, as it doesn't really have anything to do with an open carry story

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator View Post
    I was torn between this forum and the Texas forum, but because the description for the Texas forum was "Open Carry stories from..." I decided it might fit best here, as it doesn't really have anything to do with an open carry story
    And my suggestion was since it seems to request TEXAS specific info that TEXAS night be the best forum to ask the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    And my suggestion was since it seems to request TEXAS specific info that TEXAS night be the best forum to ask the question.
    Ok, let's move it...

    Many people from Texas frequent these forums?
    Last edited by stealthyeliminator; 01-25-2013 at 08:57 PM.

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    I did some more heavy googling and found the following thread: http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/t...uestion-3.html

    Seems pretty convincing that it would not be legal to carry outside of the apartment itself unless directly enroute to my vehicle. User Bithabus referenced some court documents that seemed to pretty clearly reject the idea that the lawn, sidewalk or parking lot to a tenent's apartment could be considered a tenent's "own premises".

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    Glad you found an answer.
    RIGHTS don't exist without RESPONSIBILITY!
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    I will strive to stand for the rights of ANY person, even those folks with whom I disagree!
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