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Texas Senate backs guns in cars at workplaces

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posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 12:00 PM
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Okay I get it now.

I had this problem when I worked for an uppity university in a city with ridiculous crime rates. The university specifically forbid us from carrying on campus and in their buildings but my commute by bicycle was more than treacherous with muggings and wandering mental patients and hurling rocks.

Eventually I got sick of it and carried anyway. I figured if anyone saw my gun on campus it was visible because I needed to use it and I'd deal with the consequences.

I finally quit that job and now work for a gun friendly place in a gun friendly town in a gun friendly state.

It's sad to think there are hoplophobes in Texas.




posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 02:47 PM
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Someone above stated that this violates the Employers rights if their not allowed to say no weapons on their property. The thing is, and I don't have any supporting links for this, for the most part the inside of your vehicle is your private party, and yours to do with as you please.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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Hell yes!!!!!!

ROCK AND ROOOOLLLLLLALLALALALALLALALALALLALALAL!

wait til that slob mess with me after my lunch again!



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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This is a good ruling though, it's really not my employer's business what I keep in my trunk.

An employer has a right to restrict what you bring into the office, that's fine.

But that right stops at what I leave in my car.

I don't carry anyway, and I'm not in Texas, so it doesn't affect me - but I think it was a good ruling.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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Okay, there's nothing wrong with this law and nothing wrong with carrying your arms in your vehicle - UNTIL ... your car is broken into and those arms are stolen. Then what?

What happens if your truck is broken into, a shotgun and shells are taken and that gun is used to shoot up a nearby workplace? Let's say the gunman says he grabbed the weapon because he saw it from the outside of the vehicle looking in as he was walking by vehicles looking for weapons that were out in the open.

In that case, the presence of the weapons provide the convenience and availability in a public area that a house and gun locker do not. I think it needs to be added to the law that firearms carried in the car and ammo must be out of sight at all times.

[edit on 27-3-2009 by sos37]



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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Thats exactly why I should be allowed to bring my concealed weapon, if I have a permit of course, into the workplace. I mean I can take it into the bank, so why not work?

You make a good point, gun thefts could rise due to this...



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 09:15 PM
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Okay, there's nothing wrong with this law and nothing wrong with carrying your arms in your vehicle - UNTIL ... your car is broken into and those arms are stolen. Then what?

What happens if your truck is broken into, a shotgun and shells are taken and that gun is used to shoot up a nearby workplace?


Isn't this the same situation one faces when they keep their guns in their houses. Anybody could break in and steal them and use them to commit a crime.

Wouldn't the car be ok since most employer parking lot have some kind of security to protect their property?




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