That said, we have an uphill battle and the more bills we have with various provisions, the harder it is for the opposition to complain. For every complaint they raise, there will be some bill that addresses it. That's precisely how the committee substitute came to be during the 2005 Session. The petrochemical industry complained about security and talked about their fences and guards, so that's what was put in the committee substitute.
I understand your concern about a CHL having to notify an employer about having a CHL and I don't disagree with you. But for the reasons I stated in another thread, Southwest Airlines is an excellent example, a "poster child" if you will, we can use to show this procedure works in an industry that is at least as concerned with Homeland Security issues as is the petro-chemical industry, if not more so. (BTW, we should all remember Southwest Airlines supports its CHL employees.)
As I said, I have my favorite bill, but I'll support all of them and hope we can get one passed.
I also want to say this about private property rights. I want as little governmental intrusion on private property rights as possible, even in the commercial setting. I also feel that there is far too much regulation of commercial property open to employees and the public. However, some regulation is necessary, such as reasonable fire codes. But when it comes to requiring an employer to let his employees who are CHLâ€™s keep guns in their cars, I do not feel that is an onerous requirement. It does not affect their use of their commercial property in any fashion and at the same time, it respects the employeeâ€™s private property rights regarding their vehicle. In my view, it truly is a win-win situation.
Thank you sir, I had no idea that was coming. Alice didn't know about hers either. BTW, I love Jerry Patterson's dry wit; he was hilarious! Visiting with him was like turning the calendar back 14 years.stevie_d_64 wrote:Congratulations BTW on your award!!! Very well deserved!!!