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#5132532 - 05/28/14 05:46 PM gated parking lot with 30.06 question
ijohnston Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1358
Loc: Allen, Tx
I work at a company that is secured by a fence all the way around the premises with security card entry. I noticed the 30.06 sign on the gate at the entrance. Would I be breaking the law if I entered the property with my weapon and left it in my car in a concealed location? I travel out of town all the time on hunting trips sometimes leaving straight from work. I want to be sure I am not breaking the law by doing this.

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#5132725 - 05/28/14 07:33 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
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Registered: 06/23/12
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Labor Code

Subch. G. RESTRICTIONS ON PROHIBITING EMPLOYEE TRANSPORTATION OR STORAGE OF CERTAIN FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION

 LC §52.061. RESTRICTION ON PROHIBITING EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO OR STORAGE OF FIREARM OR AMMUNITION.  A public or private employer may not prohibit an employee who holds a license to carry a concealed handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, who otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, or who lawfully possesses ammunition from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition the employee is authorized by law to possess in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area the employer provides for employees.

What this simply means is an employer can’t restrict a CHL holder from having their handgun and ammunition locked and concealed in the employee’s vehicle in the company provided parking area.
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#5132726 - 05/28/14 07:33 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
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I would talk with the employer, as it is publicly displayed. My wifey works at a place like that and she was told absolutely not by the company.
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#5133247 - 05/29/14 05:32 AM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
stinkbelly Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 6814
Loc: Parker County, Tx
The company doesn't always know the law. I would talk to a lawyer if you are concerned.
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#5133263 - 05/29/14 06:09 AM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: stinkbelly]
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Do you like your job? If so, it might be best to comply with the company's policy. If you make a stink over the precise letter of the law, you might win that little battle but ultimately lose the war...and your job.

An employer can always trump up a reason to give a mouthy employee the old heave-ho. I wouldn't rock the boat... just leave the pistol at home. If you MUST have a handgun on your deer lease, you could hide it in your truck on the days that you're leaving directly from work. You'd be taking a chance that you might get discovered, though. Only you can decide if it's worth the risk.
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#5133377 - 05/29/14 08:01 AM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 14901
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Nope they can't do it. Just keep it in the truck and shut up about it. The law is ok with it but they could fire you and then lose in court but who wants that?
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#5133474 - 05/29/14 08:54 AM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
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Registered: 12/21/09
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The company i work for has a sigh.I asked the V.P.if he knows the that sign cant stop a CHL holder from having a pistol he said yep. BUT you have never paid any attention to it any ways. I like my boss.
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#5133601 - 05/29/14 10:10 AM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
kdub Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
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No one should know you have a gun in your car in the first place.
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#5133846 - 05/29/14 12:38 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
Opening Day Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Needville Tx.
Don't say anything. I think that State law probably trumps company policy.

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#5134507 - 05/29/14 07:52 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Nope they can't do it. Just keep it in the truck and shut up about it. The law is ok with it but they could fire you and then lose in court but who wants that?
This. The law is on your side but rocking the boat 'tisn't good for employment, especially in a right-to-work state.

Trust me, that 'aint the hill you want to die on.
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#5136532 - 05/30/14 11:11 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: Opening Day]
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Originally Posted By: Opening Day
Don't say anything. I think that State law probably trumps company policy.


State law may trump the company policy, but the employer doesn't have to furnish a reason when they fire an employee. They can easily use a made up BS reason to tell you to not come back.
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#5136816 - 05/31/14 08:45 AM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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I have the same issue at the office. Just leave it in the truck and don't advertise it. My boss knows it's there and is cool with it.
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#5137275 - 05/31/14 04:03 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: Cast]
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: Cast
I have the same issue at the office. Just leave it in the truck and don't advertise it. My boss knows it's there and is cool with it.


That's sounds a bit like advertising it.
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#5137300 - 05/31/14 04:34 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
Cast Offline
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YMMV
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#5158970 - 06/16/14 03:51 PM Re: gated parking lot with 30.06 question [Re: ijohnston]
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2725
Loc: Huntsville, AL
My son works for AT&T. They have the same policy. His boss said if you get caught, they (AT&T) will find another reason to fire you.
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