Sweet. Hope it goes through.
This is a discussion on Texas Legislator Files Bill to Protect Gun Owners at Workplace within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; The 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature went into session this month, and Senator Glenn Hegar, Jr, has filed SB 321 that protects the jobs ...
The 82nd Session of the Texas Legislature went into session this month, and Senator Glenn Hegar, Jr, has filed SB 321 that protects the jobs of employees who wish to have a firearm in their vehicle when parked on their employer's parking lot.
The language includes CHLs; but goes beyond to include all legally owned and possessed firearms for hunters, competitors, youth coaches, or those carrying a handgun in their vehicle for personal protection but without a license.
The firearm must stay in the vehicle when on the parking lot, as the law does not extend to outside the personal, locked vehicle.
Both the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) and National Rifle Association (NRA) are supporting the bill.
The bill provides personal safety options for 400,000 CHL holders who have been effectively disarmed while traveling to and from work and at the workplace due to employer's policies.
The bill provides civil immunity for employers who follow the law, except in cases of gross negligence.
If passed into law, Texas will join thirteen other states: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Georgia, Louisiana, Utah, Idaho, and Indiana by making the legal contents of a person's vehicle beyond the authority of an employer.
"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." - Leonardo da Vinci
It is a benefit to those who want to carry a gun to work, but can't have it inside. Good luck Texas, hope it passes for you.
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That law in Fl does have exceptions; you can't have a firearm in car at every place of employment. Defense contractors, etc. are excluded.
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I'm hoping our state refines out law by extending it the same way.
Here, you can do it and it's not a crime, but the employer can fire the employee if they have a personnel policy against it. Which sucks. We're trying to get it so that an employee cannot be fired either.
It's not the "at work" situation, but what about when going home or stopping on the way home to do this or that ? It takes their right to protect themsevles or to carry away from them.
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Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
They can tell you who you cannot discriminate against in the hiring process, they can force you to put in all kinds of safety and access items so everyone can access your business, they can tell you what kind of signs you can put up and how to display them, but they can't tell you you have to honor the 2d amendment, then it becomes a private property issue..... amazing.