Again, welcome to the same boat the majority of employees in the state of Texas are in. If I were to carry at my work and it was found out, I would be fired and my life-long career ruined, no one in industry would touch me for being fired for violation of company policies.GEM-Texas wrote:I'm sorry but if for faculty and staff - you can be terminated for carry, it effectively negates legal carry. If you were fired for such as a faculty member, you could kiss getting another academic job good-bye.
A life-long career is ruined. That's a mighty effective sanction. With or without signs makes little difference for the faculty/staff member.
It's nice that visitors might be able to carry. But that isn't not a giant breakthrough for the people who spend most time on campus. The visitor doesn't have to go to campus. Fac/staff do.
Will it lead to change later - that's an interesting question. As I said before, the reasonable restriction of letting anitgun administrators make that restriction will probably take away the impetus for further legislative action.
Yet, if you came to the plant where I work and gained permission to enter, and walked in carrying two 1911’s and a 3AT backup you would be just fine. If someone saw your weapon(s), at worst they could ask you to leave, at best it would be me and I’d start a conversation about how the heck you carry so much steel around.
Contrast that with if I went to visit a university building carrying and was found out… instant third degree felony.
I am not saying the bill is perfect but it would go a long way to the target. If a university in Texas allowed faculty, staff and students to carry, I - along with a bunch of people here - would consider that school above the anti-gun schools. I bet a bunch of pro-2A educators would look to move there as well.