Texas attorney general to review 34 gun ban complaints

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The office of Attorney General Ken Paxton is set to determine if any of the 34 pending complaints regarding facilities in Texas that ban concealed handguns have merit.

State law says that local and municipal governments cannot ban concealed handgun holders from carrying weapons in their facilities, unless those facilities fall into one of several weapon-free zones that include courtrooms, polling places and correctional facilities.

A bill that went into effect last September allows people to file a complaint with the attorney general's office if they believe a state agency or political subdivision is improperly posting the signs where guns are allowed.

The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1QoztIc ) reports that the facilities that have had complaints lodged against them include the Dallas Zoo and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

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