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Can I prohibit handguns from my house?

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01/26/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

I’m selling my house, and I don’t want anyone carrying guns during a showing or an open house. Can I prohibit agents and prospective buyers from carrying handguns on my property?

Yes. You can prohibit concealed carry, open carry, or both through verbal or proper written notice.

The Texas Penal Code does not outline specific requirements for providing verbal notice. However, it does describe how to give written notice. One way to provide written notice to prohibit both open and concealed carry is to conspicuously post two signs at each entrance of your property—one with language from Texas Penal Code Section 30.06(c)(3)(A) to forbid concealed carry, and the other with language from Texas Penal Code Section 30.07(c)(3)(A) to forbid open carry. The language from the Texas Penal Code for each sign must be in both English and Spanish and printed in contrasting colors with block letters at least one inch in height.

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