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Guns in cars/parking lots.

Monday, November 25th, 2013

There has been a bit of confusion over the guns in cars law. While it did decriminalize having a gun in your private vehicle in most parking lots, it did not remove all repercussions.  You no longer have to worry about being fined, jailed, or loosing your permit if you park in various parking lots.  You could still have ramifications from it however.  There is no employment protection built into that law.


Case in point.  I work for ETSU. They sent out a form showing how the new law breaks down for us as employees and as students.  If you have a Handgun Carry Permit it is no longer a crime but it is a policy violation.


So what happens if you are found to have a gun legally in your car? You will be directed to” immediately remove gun from campus” (bold left off from the original). Then if you are a student The Incident will be reported to “the  appropriate campus office”. If you are an employee   The Incident will be reported to Human Resources.

Make sure you understand the law and how it applies to you.