CHL incident question

eriadoc

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I attend college at Houston Community College, and I have searched high and low, but cannot find a 30.06 sign. Since it's a public school, I don't think one is necessary? Not sure about that. Anyway, there's text on each of the entry doors that says "Firearms Prohibited" with a pic of a pistol crossed out. Regardless if it meets legal requirements, the college has indicated their intention.

In class the other night, the instructor's concealed firearm became uncovered for everyone to see. And everyone did see, for the several minutes that he was preoccupied writing on the board. Personally, I'm happy he was carrying, but some of my dum ... err, liberal classmates were openly aghast. So I'm sure someone will report it to the school. What I want to know is what are the potential consequences here? TIA.
 

DoubleActionCHL

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Without written permission, possession of a firearm by a non-LEO on the premises (building or part of a building) of a school (includes college or university) is a felony.
 

TxShooter

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Without written permission, possession of a firearm by a non-LEO on the premises (building or part of a building) of a school (includes college or university) is a felony.
You might be suprised how many officers teach college courses at community colleges. There is also the possibility of the instructor being a reserve officer for an agency and also be allowed to carry under those circumstances
 

JKTex

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I attend college at Houston Community College, and I have searched high and low, but cannot find a 30.06 sign. Since it's a public school, I don't think one is necessary? Not sure about that. Anyway, there's text on each of the entry doors that says "Firearms Prohibited" with a pic of a pistol crossed out. Regardless if it meets legal requirements, the college has indicated their intention.

In class the other night, the instructor's concealed firearm became uncovered for everyone to see. And everyone did see, for the several minutes that he was preoccupied writing on the board. Personally, I'm happy he was carrying, but some of my dum ... err, liberal classmates were openly aghast. So I'm sure someone will report it to the school. What I want to know is what are the potential consequences here? TIA.
You're talking about just an employee of the school? Someone that teaches some general subject there right?

It's not for you to worry about, as he/she should have already covered their rear end. Some schools have quietly approved CHL holding faculty to carry concealed on campus.
 

DoubleActionCHL

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You might be suprised how many officers teach college courses at community colleges. There is also the possibility of the instructor being a reserve officer for an agency and also be allowed to carry under those circumstances
Indeed, I might be, but it is a felony, nonetheless. The exception being, as I stated, if he or she is a law enforcement officer; reserve officer qualifies.
 

JKTex

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Why not cut through all the speculation and just ask the guy after class?
Oh come on. Are you serious?? That's crazy talk. If he did that, this thread would never have been started and the 100's of opinions and what-if's and arguments that are bound to be on the way would never happen!!!
 

eriadoc

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Why not cut through all the speculation and just ask the guy after class?
Ask him what, exactly? I spoke with him after class, and I am the one who alerted him to the problem. He is a CHL holder.

My question, as clearly stated in the first post, is what are the potential consequences? I'm not sure asking him is going to answer that question. Regardless, my question was answered a few posts ago. Thanks.
 

40Arpent

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Oh come on. Are you serious?? That's crazy talk. If he did that, this thread would never have been started and the 100's of opinions and what-if's and arguments that are bound to be on the way would never happen!!!
 

40Arpent

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Ask him what, exactly? I spoke with him after class, and I am the one who alerted him to the problem. He is a CHL holder.

My question, as clearly stated in the first post, is what are the potential consequences? I'm not sure asking him is going to answer that question. Regardless, my question was answered a few posts ago. Thanks.
Apologies, I was being a little facetious (fecalish?). ;) Your question about consequences leads, obviously, to the question of whether or not he is a peace officer. Your first post did not indicate that he was merely a civilian CHL holder.

Did he say if the school allows it? If the school does not, then his actions sure don't help our 2nd Amendment cause.
 

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