Skip to comments.America Online Can Fire Gun-Owning Employees
Posted on 07/23/2004 6:56:58 PM PDT by TYVets
America Online Can Fire Gun-Owning Employees Utah High Court Rules Friday, July 23, 2004
Self-defense took a big blow this week when the Utah Supreme Court upheld the right of America Online (AOL), America`s largest on-line service provider, to fire three employees whose firearms were stored in the trunks of their cars in the parking lot of an AOL call center in Ogden, Utah.
In a decision that diminishes rights guaranteed under both the Utah and the U.S. Constitution, the court acknowledged the individual right to keep and bear arms, but said the right of a business to regulate its own property is more important!
Complying with this decision could potentially cost an employee his or her life--violent criminals certainly aren`t going to obey such a ban.
It may also diminish employees` abilities to hunt or target shoot after work.
The issue is becoming a hot legislative topic in the states. This year Oklahoma passed HB 2122 ensuring that employees with guns in their cars were not fired or harassed, and it was debated in several other states.
Please look to future editions of the Grassroots Alert for developing information on this issue.
And "the people" tolerate it. Because they get tax breaks from the government doesn't mean they have the same rights as individuals. We can make up the loss for their tax breaks and they can institute tyranny as a big "thank you."
We don't tolerate it. The only two political parties with power ensure that that is the way it is and will be.
If the government owns an apartment building or house as sometimes happens, should they have the right to tell us what kind of sex we may engage in within that house?
Sex is not a Constitutionally protected right. The right to bear arms is. You are trying to compare apples to orangutangs, or however you spell that! :-P
Exactly! Now you're starting to catch on. The people absolutely do tolerate it by sending the same members of the same two parties back to make the rules for them.
Misleading headline. Owning a gun is not the reason; bringing it onto company property is.
I didn't check the length of the thread before posting my reply; there are probably 40 more just like it...
So we are witnessing the federalization of property rights as well.
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