Texas’ newest, permitless carry law goes into effect Wednesday morning.
And as a reminder from Sheriff of Grimes County Don Sowell, while it is legal to carry a weapon, it is still illegal under the new law to take a weapon certain places.
Airport or schools, amusement parks, bars, courthouses without authorization, government meetings open to the public, places where high school/college/professional sports are held, racetracks, and, people have the option on their private property to post that they do not want weapons carried on their property,” said Sowell at a press conference on Monday.
He said anyone carrying a weapon needs to exercise personal responsibility.
“If you are in a situation in a restaurant, and a robbery goes down, you need to use common sense, do not be a hero,” said Sowell.
“Do not attempt to be a hero. There may be times when you just need t take notice…just use common sense. Do not let emotions override common sense.”
Sowell added that, throughout his career, he has never had to use lethal force, but will not hesitate to, should the situation arise.
Permitless carry goes into effect Wednesday, and if you have any questions or concerns about the laws, contact the Sheriff’s Office, or District Attorney’s Office.