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Here are important definitions for you to know as you study the laws from Texas Penal Code Chapter 46.

  • Handgun: Under Penal Code §46.01(5), any firearm that is designed, made, or adapted to be fired with one hand
  • Institution of Higher Education and Private or Independent Institution of Higher Education: Under Penal Code §46.035(f)(1-a), any institution as defined in §61.003 of the Texas Education Code
  • Premises: Under Penal Code §46.035(f)(3), a building or portion of a building; does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area
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