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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Good luck with all that : Updated



This came down from the corporate HR elitists yesterday afternoon...






We've all wished them the best of luck with their enforcement.

If one of us is fired for defending our lives, property, or each other, then so be it... We will not be left defenseless.

They didn't mention anything about mini-crossbows with mini-bolts, baseball bats with spikes, sledge hammers, katanas, bokkens, pikes, spears, knives, drones with baby chainsaws, atlatls, sling shots, trebuchets, fukiyas, shirukens, meteor hammers, millwall bricks, or pneumatic captive bolt pistols.

This is only the beginning... 

 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/LA/htm/LA.52.htm


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

Sec. 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 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.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (S.B. 321), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 437 (H.B. 910), Sec. 30, eff. January 1, 2016.

Sec. 52.062. EXCEPTIONS. (a) Section 52.061 does not:
(1) authorize a person who holds a license to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, who otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, or who lawfully possesses ammunition to possess a firearm or ammunition on any property where the possession of a firearm or ammunition is prohibited by state or federal law; or
(2) apply to:
(A) a vehicle owned or leased by a public or private employer and used by an employee in the course and scope of the employee's employment, unless the employee is required to transport or store a firearm in the official discharge of the employee's duties;
(B) a school district;
(C) an open-enrollment charter school, as defined by Section 5.001, Education Code;
(D) a private school, as defined by Section 22.081, Education Code;
(E) property owned or controlled by a person, other than the employer, that is subject to a valid, unexpired oil, gas, or other mineral lease that contains a provision prohibiting the possession of firearms on the property; or
(F) property owned or leased by a chemical manufacturer or oil and gas refiner with an air authorization under Chapter 382, Health and Safety Code, and on which the primary business conducted is the manufacture, use, storage, or transportation of hazardous, combustible, or explosive materials, except in regard to an employee who holds a license to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, and who stores 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 that is outside of a secured and restricted area:
(i) that contains the physical plant;
(ii) that is not open to the public; and
(iii) the ingress into which is constantly monitored by security personnel.
(b) Section 52.061 does not prohibit an employer from prohibiting an employee who holds a license to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, or who otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, from possessing a firearm the employee is otherwise authorized by law to possess on the premises of the employer's business. In this subsection, "premises" has the meaning assigned by Section 46.035(f)(3), Penal Code.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (S.B. 321), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 437 (H.B. 910), Sec. 30, eff. January 1, 2016.

Sec. 52.063. IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY. (a) Except in cases of gross negligence, a public or private employer, or the employer's principal, officer, director, employee, or agent, is not liable in a civil action for personal injury, death, property damage, or any other damages resulting from or arising out of an occurrence involving a firearm or ammunition that the employer is required to allow on the employer's property under this subchapter.
(b) The presence of a firearm or ammunition on an employer's property under the authority of this subchapter does not by itself constitute a failure by the employer to provide a safe workplace.
(c) For purposes of this section, a public or private employer, or the employer's principal, officer, director, employee, or agent, does not have a duty:
(1) to patrol, inspect, or secure:
(A) any parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area the employer provides for employees; or
(B) any privately owned motor vehicle located in a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area described by Paragraph (A); or
(2) to investigate, confirm, or determine an employee's compliance with laws related to the ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition or the transportation and storage of a firearm or ammunition.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (S.B. 321), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Sec. 52.064. CONSTRUCTION OF PROVISION RELATING TO IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY. Section 52.063 does not limit or alter the personal liability of:
(1) an individual who causes harm or injury by using a firearm or ammunition;
(2) an individual who aids, assists, or encourages another individual to cause harm or injury by using a firearm or ammunition; or
(3) an employee who transports or stores a firearm or ammunition on the property of the employee's employer but who fails to comply with the requirements of Section 52.061.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (S.B. 321), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.


UPDATE that was sent today, I'm guessing as a result from the push back they got due to their previous notification: 


To All Employees:




"Many of you are likely aware that Firearms laws in the state of Texas have changed effective 1/1/2016.  Although laws have changed, employers retain the right to restrict firearms in the workplace. As currently stated in the Code of Conduct’s Workplace Violence Policy, _________ prohibits all employees from possessing any weapons of any kind at the workplace to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

Posters indicating that firearms are prohibited in all _________ locations will be sent via UPS to each Branch Manager and must be posted at the entrance of the building immediately upon receipt.  The posters are scheduled to arrive at the branches the week of January 11, 2016."


Okay, so wait a minute here... I've got a few questions for the unicorn utopia rainbow sorbet shitting Shetland pony lovers among us...
 
So what exactly are my hands, feet, car keys, and vehicle to do all day from now on while I am at work? Can my hands and feet not be used weapons? Can a vehicle not be used at a weapon? Can you not monkey fist your car keys and make a weapon? Do I need to dull my pencils down a little or keep them unsharpened until I need them? Do we need corks on the knives and forks in our break room drawers? Does the coke machine need to be strapped down or to the wall to keep it from being pushed over on top of someone as a weapon? 

Am I looking at it wrong here or what? Someone let me know...

They've lost their fucking minds I'm afraid...

This shit just popped up all of the sudden on the corporate radar because Texans have the right to open carry now?

Do they honestly think that posting a sign will prevent someone from coming into our business with a gun and committing a crime or taking lives?  

This is the world we live in. People die directly due to the unhinged stupidity of others quite frequently. I for one, would not like to be part of that percent that gets shat upon on by the dumbassery of others. 

 

3 comments:

stevierayv said...

Fuck em and feed em fish heads

weaponoffishdestruction@gmail.com said...

Here in Louisiana, if the company makes the work parking lots gun-free, they are obligated by law to have another parking lot for Gun owners. Check it out.

Providing Alternate Parking or Temporary Secured Storage
In some states, even if the employer’s parking lot is not secure
and public access is not limited, employers can prohibit
employees from transporting or storing firearms in their vehicles in
the employer’s parking lot if the employer provides either:
„ Alternative parking at no additional cost for those employees
that transport or store firearms.
„ A secured and monitored storage location for employees to
store firearms before they drive their car into the parking area.


PARKING LOT RESTRICTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS
More than 15 states have passed varying laws recognizing an
employee’s right to store an otherwise lawfully possessed firearm
in his locked personal vehicle when it is parked on the employer’s
property. For example, under Louisiana law:
„ An employee who lawfully possesses a firearm may transport or
store the firearm in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in
any parking lot, parking garage or other designated parking area.
„ Private employers cannot prohibit the employee from
transporting or storing the firearm in their locked, privately
owned motor vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage or other
designated parking area.
(La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 32:292.1 (2011).)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I have that at my job too. I sent HR a letter when they posted the 30.06 poster on the doors. For us, I think there are .gov contracts that have stipulations in them.

Since I am licensed, I've instructed my family to pursue reckless endangerment civil action against the company. They don't employee armed security, and there are no metal detectors to verify that ALL those coming in are equally disarmed.

I'd like to see that in the law, if they make me disarm to go in, they should verify that EVERYONE is disarmed.

It's a candya.. mindset.

Anon Y. Mouse