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The city of Austin violated Texas’ gun law by restricting licensed citizens from carrying concealed firearms at Austin City Hall, a court ruled today.
The Travis County District Court ruled the city violated Texas’ open carry law and imposed a fine for each violation which was far below the fine the City of Austin could have faced.
The article goes on to state the following:
In today’s ruling the District Court agreed with the attorney general’s office and protected the Second Amendment in this case. The City of Austin violated the state’s open carry law on six occasions, the court indicated, and ordered the city to pay a fine of $1,500 for each violation.
The lawsuit against the city of Austin was filed in July 2016 by Attorney General Ken Paxton after a resident with a concealed gun permit complained he was turned away on several occasions from Austin City Hall.
During the trial the attorney general’s legal team asked the court to impose a fine of over $750,000 on the city. Under Texas law, the city could have been fined $1,500 a day for the more than 500 days it barred citizens from bringing handguns into City Hall since the lawsuit’s filing.
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