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Firearms and Weapons

Weapon Display Requests

Events requesting to possess, show or display any restricted knives, firearms, ammunition, simulated firearms, simulated ammunition or dangerous weapons on Palmer Events Center premises must be made in writing to either facility thirty (31) days prior to the first contracted date. The request must include the name of the person making the request, including their contact information.

We abide by the Texas Penal Code 46. Requests for firearms and weapons is reviewed by the Security and Safety Division Manager and approved by the Department Director. If approved, you will be notified and a pre-event meeting may be scheduled with the Security and Safety Division’s Health and Safety Unit

Here is what the Texas Penal Code 46 states is a firearm and/or weapon:

Firearm means: (a) gun, pistol, rifle, or device designed, made, adapted, or readily convertible to use explosive energy generated by an explosion or burning substance to expel a projectile through a barrel; or (b) an air gun.*

Demo/Simulated Firearm means: Simulated rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver that has been manufactured to resemble actual firearms modified by the manufacturer to be incapable of firing or discharge.*

Dangerous Weapon means: Gas, liquid, solid, edged weapons, or instrumentality, which, in the manner used, is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm or injury.*

Location-Restricted Knife means: (a) knife with a blade over five and one-half inches

The Security and Safety Division Manager will ensure each request is reviewed and approved by the Department Director as deemed appropriate.

If approved, the requestor will be notified of such and a pre-event meeting may be scheduled with the Security and Safety Division’s Health and Safety Unit.

C. Costume Weapons (Cosplay):

  1. Events anticipated to attract a large number of costumed attendees may be required to have a dedicated safety inspection area prior to entering the event. Staffing charges may apply in these cases.
  2. Exhibitors and vendors that sell Cosplay, Demo, or other weapons:
  3. Must follow all federal, state, county, or local laws or ordinances.
  4. Weapons must be sold in a sealed box.
  5. Weapons must be immediately removed from the facility.
  6. It is highly suggested that exhibitors/clients have a plan to store sold weapons until removed from the facility by the purchaser.

D. License to Carry Policy

We follow all applicable State and local laws regarding the license to carry handguns in the facilities.


11.1 Texas Penal Code 46

Here is what the Texas Penal Code 46 states is a firearm and/or weapon:

Firearm means: (a) gun, pistol, rifle, or device designed, made, adapted, or readily convertible to use explosive energy generated by an explosion or burning substance to expel a projectile through a barrel; or (b) an air gun.

*Demo/Simulated Firearm means: Simulated rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver that has been manufactured to resemble actual firearms modified by the manufacturer to be incapable of firing or discharge.

Dangerous Weapon means: Gas, liquid, solid, edged weapons, or instrumentality, which, in the manner used, is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm or injury.

Location-Restricted Knife means: (a) knife with a blade over five and one-hal

C. Costume Weapons (Cosplay):

D. License to Carry Policy

We follow all applicable State and local laws regarding the license to carry handguns in the facilities.


11.2 License to Carry Policy

We follow all applicable State and local laws regarding the license to carry handguns in the facilities.