The school nurse just called. Your kid has a fever of 102ºF and needs to go to the doctor. If you’re like most concealed carriers, that means leaving work and high-tailing it over to the school. There’s a catch. That gun in your car? It can’t be there when you pull into the school’s parking lot so you can run inside and get your sick kid.
Thankfully, Texas legislators are now considering a law that would allow specifically licensed individuals to leave a gun locked in their car while they go inside.
House Bill 1692 was filed by state Rep. Cole Hefner, R-Mt. Pleasant. In its provisions, there is specific mention of allowing licensed individuals to keep a firearm in a locked car while it is parked in a public school parking lot.
This would keep parents, teachers, and administrators out of hot water if, for some reason, a police officer or security official catches wind that this person has a gun in his or her car.
Laws are supposed to be there to protect people, not jeopardize them.