10 NEW PRO-2A Laws! – The Legal Brief

Welcome back to The Legal Brief, the show
where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding various areas of
the gun world. I’m your host Adam Kraut and today we’re taking
a look at a number of new gun laws in Texas. But wait, they’re pro-gun… In June, Texas Governor Abbott signed ten
new pro-gun bills that will become effective September 1st of this year. Let’s take a second and celebrate the fact
that pro gun legislation has been signed into law. We almost never get to talk about that here
on the show so if you would, please join me in a golf clap. First up is HB 121, which pertains to the
30.06 and 30.07 signs that property owners are required to post if they do not want people
carrying openly or concealed on their property. The new law provides a legal defense for those
who unknowningly enter an establishment with one of those signs posted and leave after
being orally informed that they are not allowed to be there. HB 302 alters the law in regards to residential
lease agreements. The law now prohibits “no firearms” clauses
in future residential lease agreements. It also protects a tenants’ right to possess
firearms and ammunition in dwelling units and on manufactured home lots, provided they
are lawfully-owned. Lastly, the law also allows them to transport
their guns directly between their personal vehicles and these locations. Something you’d think you’d be able to do
anyway. HB 1143 amended the law to prohibit school
districts from regulating the manner in which employees can store firearms in their vehicles
in the parking lot provided it is not in plain view. Put another way, it prevents the district
from requiring that you do something like store a gun in a locked safe inside a duffel
bag tethered to your seat. HB 1177 protects citizens from being prosecuted
for carrying a handgun without a license while either evacuating an area or returning to
an area that was declared a state or local disaster. The law also allows shelters, which otherwise
would prohibit the carrying of firearms, to determine whether they will accommodate people
with firearms in their possession. In other words, during a time of disaster,
some discretion is given to those running the shelter. HB 1791 generally restrains cities, counties
and state agencies from preventing the carrying of firearms in government buildings. HB 2363 amends the law in relation to foster
parents and firearms. The law was clarified in relation to the minimum
standards relating to the storage of firearms in foster homes. The minimum standards must allow firearms
and ammunition to be stored separately or stored together in the same locked location
if the firearms are stored with a trigger locking device attached to the firearms. HB 3231 pertains to the Texas firearms preemption
law. In addition to updating the preemption law,
it curbs the ability of municipalities to use their zoning authority in order to restrict
the sale or transfer of firearms and ammunition at the local level. The law now allows the State Attorney General
to recover reasonable expenses when suing a municipality which violates the preemption
statute. SB 535 amends the law to remove “churches,
synagogues, or other places of worship” from the list of prohibited locations to carry
a firearm in the Penal Code. This now allows individuals attending services
to carry firearms, provided the place of worship does not post signs to the contrary. SB 741 amends the current law to prohibit
a property owners’ association from including or enforcing a provision in a dedicatory instrument
that prohibits, restricts, or has the effect of prohibiting or restricting any person who
is otherwise authorized from lawfully possessing, transporting, or storing a firearm. Under the Texas property code a dedicatory
instrument is defined, among other things, as each governing instrument covering the
establishment, maintenance, and operation of a residential subdivision. Lastly, SB 772 provides civil liability protection
to business establishments which choose not to post 30.06 or 30.07 signs. This creates an effect of reducing vulnerability
to lawsuits and perhaps some justification for the establishments to allow the carrying
of firearms on their property that might not otherwise have been allowed. As you can see, Texas passed a number of laws
that cover a variety of topics. Every once in a while, it seems that some
states are actually able to pass things that aren’t in the vein of restricting rights. That’s it for this episode, if you learned
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