Texas Court Says HOA President Can Carry Handgun on “Walk-thrus” of the Common Area

The president of a homeowners association in Texas carried a handgun in a holster strapped to his leg while conducting “walk-thrus” of the association’s common areas. He was arrested and convicted of unlawfully carrying a handgun. The statute does not prohibit a person from carrying a handgun on “their own premises” and the HOA president contended that, as the owner of a 1/180th interest in the association’s common area, he was an “owner of the property.”

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