'Courthouse' Definition Drives Guns Rights Debate

'Courthouse' Definition Drives Guns Rights Debate

'Courthouse' Definition Drives Guns Rights Debate

What is a courthouse?

Is it just the courtroom and related offices? Or is it the entire building?

The answer to those questions could have statewide implications, and will likely be answered with litigation as Dallas County Commissioners prepare to meet this Thursday to decide whether they will sue over a ruling by Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office.

In a letter issued last month, Paxton’s office concluded that Dallas County must remove signs prohibiting concealed carry permit owners from the North Dallas Government Center located at 10056 Marsh Lane.

There’s a tax office in that building.  There’s juvenile probation center. You can get a passport.

But there are also courtrooms, and Dallas County says you can't carry guns into the building because of that. The county believes state law backs them up on that.

 

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