DragonKat wrote:Just wanted to put my 2 cents in. I work at a state agency where it is legal for the public to carry but as employees we can be fired for it or for leaving our gun in our vehicles. I would definately like to see a law protecting employees. At a minimum, allowing them to store their piece in a locked car, at best giving them the same rights as the public who frequent the agencies.
Ditto. I'm also a state employee, & the handbook clearly states "no weapons" either in the office or in a vehicle parked on a state-owned parking lot. Our office is currently renting space in a non-state-owned industrial center, but there's talk of moving back to district HQ (with gated employee parking) once the lease here is up in a couple years.
Also, the boss has the lobby posted (with an unenforceable "gun-busters" sign saying "no concealed weapons allowed"). I'm not sure how he came up with this, considering he'd borrowed my copy of "Texas Gun Laws" for a month before putting the sign up. Knowing how he likes to research & document everything, I'm not sure if the sign is just for show, or if he's really anti-CHL.
But I agree, I'd like to see state employees' rights given the same recognition that the general public enjoys. It is, after all, a state-issued permit that the state agency is restricting.