Most of the time the "Can I carry here?" questions refer to handguns. However, after the tragic events at VT, the idea of protecting myself at school became a priority.
I'm a graduating senior at a local UT school. Unlike every senior, I have been spending more time with my books at school, and bringing my school work with me almost everywhere.
From what I have observed, it seems that most of the laws and statutes only restrict the carrying of handguns in certain places.
Theoretically speaking, (legally) could I stuff and conceal a compact rifle in my book bag with me at school?
I know I can carry/stow a rifle in my car and without any issues, and I could theoretically open carry a rifle (not that I would around campus).
Thanks for the help,
The laws about schools apply to firearms, not just handguns.
Texas Penal Code
§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
(c) In this section:
(1) "Premises" has the meaning assigned by 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
Of course. We all know guns can't physically enter a "gun free zone."
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