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by ScottDLS
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Company Email - No Guns in Cars
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: Company Email - No Guns in Cars

rtschl wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:59 am
TheSinistral wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:41 am
I know a guy whose company sent out an email titled "Workplace Safety" that said unless otherwise provided by law, <deleted> workplaces include the buildings in which we work as well as the parking areas of <deleted> workplaces. This means that you are prohibited from keeping a licensed firearm in your personal or rented vehicle while at a <deleted> workplace.

Admittedly it is a global company and the email also included that caviat about the law. To be safe he emailed the company's legal counsel referencing SB 321. Counsel agreed that LTC holder is exempt from that policy in this state and that email does not apply.

It pays know the law! You could get run over if you don't.
I work for a global company too and they have the similar language in our policies. But I have not nor would I email my company's legal counsel for two reasons. The first states "otherwise provided by law" - so the email explicitly states he can have it in his car at work because of SB 321.

The second and main reason is that his friend has let the company know that he probably has a weapon in his vehicle. Not saying his company would act unethically, but Texas being a right to work state, what if he was let go because someone who now knows is anti-gun but they don't state that as the reason hew was let go? He would never know. Even with my co-workers that I trust and who are pro-gun, they do not know that I have mine locked in my car safe. Concealed is concealed.
Very good points why better to keep quiet. Now a funny story. I am working lately in the San Francisco Bay area at a large company in a very left wing environment with lots of Bernie stickers in the parking lot and extra gender neutral restrooms, etc..... But yesterday I heard two millennial computer programmers near my desk discussing where they were going to go shoot over the weekend and how one of them keeps some regular capacity magazines with a friend in Nevada so he can use them to shoot when he visits ;- ). Imagine my surprise. Their nearby colleagues will probably turn them in to HR.
by ScottDLS
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Company Email - No Guns in Cars
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: Company Email - No Guns in Cars

Flightmare wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Interblog wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:26 pm
State trumps company policy, but it's worth clarifying that federal trumps state, to the effect that the same thing is not true for employee parking lots that are part of federal properties, correct? And especially Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) parking lots, where many different rules apply. Do correct me if I'm mistaken.
I believe you are correct. This is why I can't keep my firearm in my vehicle when I visit customer locations (ie Federal Prisons).
Not aware of a law that would prohibit you from doing so, unless perhaps you are parking at a Post Office which has a specific regulation in the CFR, which may or may not apply depending on the circumstances.
by ScottDLS
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Company Email - No Guns in Cars
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: Company Email - No Guns in Cars

Interblog wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:26 pm
State trumps company policy, but it's worth clarifying that federal trumps state, to the effect that the same thing is not true for employee parking lots that are part of federal properties, correct? And especially Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) parking lots, where many different rules apply. Do correct me if I'm mistaken.
There is no general federal law that prohibits keeping a firearm in your car on a Federal Government owned parking lot, or Foreign Trade Zone, (which are not owned by the US government). If you are thinking of 18 USC 925...it particularly excludes parking lots and requires a sign to be posted.

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