Gov. Crist signs FLA commuter self defense law
Just got word from United Sportsmen of Florida--it's been signed into law (note it may not take immediate effect, State legislation often goes into effect X days after end of the session).
I’m glad for my fellow Floridians. But, it doesn’t change anything for me. I am a university professor and my employer can still (and would) fire me for having a weapon locked in my trunk, something perfectly legal under Florida law, because schools are exempt from the new law. I don’t know why my life is any less valuable than most Floridians, but it seems to be under this new law. The only thing that may save me is that I have tenure.
Posted by: Chuck at April 15, 2008 08:00 PM
Chuck: Don't ask, don't tell, don't EVER give them permission to look in your vehicle.
Posted by: Flighterdoc, MD at April 15, 2008 08:32 PM
"State legislation often goes into effect X days after end of the session"
They give themselves a head start on getting out of town?
Posted by: Phillep at April 16, 2008 09:23 AM
"The only thing that may save me is that I have tenure."
Perfect. You have your choice of two headlines:
1. "Tenured Prof Fired for Hidden Gun in Car"
2. "Prof Claims Hidden Gun is 'Research'"
If only the people had tenure for their rights...
Posted by: Jim D. at April 16, 2008 10:46 AM
Who's the hidden funding behind these coalitions?
Good news day today!
Posted by: The Mechanic at April 16, 2008 01:27 PM
I like the "research" angle.
F=ma grains x ft/sec
Posted by: Chuck at April 19, 2008 10:54 AM