Pursuant to Section 19 of your Apartment Lease Contract, we are exercising our right to modify the Community Policies for this community by adding the following rule:Residents, occupants and guests shall not openly carry handguns in the leasing office or other common areas of the community, even if they are legally licensed to carry a handgun.
Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this community with a handgun that is carried openly.
This new policy is effective immediately. A violation of this policy constitutes a violation of your Apartment Lease Contract.
Bravo, management! This whole open-carry movement is pretty fucking ridiculous. It's kinda like praying in public: these people want so much to be seen with their guns (or praying) in public. A hollow but selfish act.
The Texas law that permitted open-carry allows for businesses to opt-out if they want. I'm glad to see most grocery stores we frequent (Randalls, H-E-B, Sprouts and Whole Foods) have opted out and will not allow open-carry. Only Kroger refuses to take advantage of the opt-out provision. That's their right, and it's our right to not shop there.