- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - A Central Texas county is challenging a state finding that it must allow firearms to be carried in some areas of a courthouse complex.

McLennan County commissioners on Friday voted to pursue legal action, if necessary, to continue prohibiting firearms at the courthouse and an adjoining annex.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1oLV0iK ) that a letter from the attorney general’s office says the county cannot prohibit licensed handgun holders from entering an entire building simply because courts are located in a portion of a multipurpose building.

State law says local governments cannot ban people from carrying weapons in their facilities, unless those facilities fall into one of several weapon-free zones.

People can file a complaint with the AG’s office if they believe firearms are being improperly banned from a public setting.


Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, https://www.wacotrib.com

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