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UK Gun Owner Fired Over Gun in Car (Kentucky)
gunowners.org ^ | 27 April, 2011 | GOA

Posted on 05/01/2011 9:02:05 AM PDT by marktwain

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Fire someone because they are exercising their Constitutional rights a mile away from your government establishment. Whoever made that decision should be paying him for the next 50 years.
1 posted on 05/01/2011 9:02:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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Sounds like the University of Kentucky has too much taxpayers money. That should be fixed for the commies.


2 posted on 05/01/2011 9:09:13 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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"Michael Mitchell, for keeping a gun in his car a mile away from the university hospital where he was employed."

The article doesn't say, but I'm assuming that wherever his car was, it was not on school property (considering it was a mile away). Is that correct that he wasn't parked on school property?

If so, the case seems simple to decide given the context of the more recent Supreme Court rulings, and he'll win easily. If not, it probably becomes a bit more complicated. Even with Heller & McDonald, the Court carves out exceptions for "sensitive" places like schools.

3 posted on 05/01/2011 9:09:41 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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More proof that our "higher" education schools (indoctrination centers) are soaked up to the brain in liberal, emotional, anti-logical, chicken shat.
4 posted on 05/01/2011 9:11:26 AM PDT by HighWheeler
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No mention of a civil suit. I hope Mitchell sues UK.

UK took this action because they thought they were about the law and could get away with it. Time to fix that.


5 posted on 05/01/2011 9:14:00 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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When did Pennsyltucky go Left?

Next they’ll be banning Bourbon and Cigars


6 posted on 05/01/2011 9:20:31 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1 .00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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For the life of me, I can’t understand why we aren’t allowed to protect ourselves at work, schools, churches and gubmint buildings.


7 posted on 05/01/2011 9:23:10 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1 .00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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I got fired for the same thing in 2001 while working for a major bank. They found out I had a gun in my car and 3 weeks later I was gone.


8 posted on 05/01/2011 9:24:00 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: OldDeckHand
“Criminals go where there's no pressure on them... and the easier it is, the more bold they will become.”

~ Lt. Robert Weisskopf, head of the Chicago police lieutenants’ union, as quoted on msnbc DEC2010.

9 posted on 05/01/2011 9:24:10 AM PDT by HighWheeler
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I hope Mitchell sues UK.

As long as it isn't passed on to the citizens, I hope he owns them.

Hmmmm. UMM. The Univerisity of Michael Mitchell, featuring the Michael Mitchell Wildcats...

10 posted on 05/01/2011 9:24:40 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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Time for a lawsuit.


11 posted on 05/01/2011 9:27:15 AM PDT by dhs12345
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The embarrassment of a lawsuit will help. Especially, how quickly and widespread news travels these days.
12 posted on 05/01/2011 9:31:18 AM PDT by dhs12345
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Yup. Criminals are deviates but they aren’t necessarily stupid. Some are quite clever.

They are often masters at gaming the system.


13 posted on 05/01/2011 9:31:44 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1 .00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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nose of the camel in the tent syndrome = firearms confiscation creep


14 posted on 05/01/2011 9:34:29 AM PDT by drypowder
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As long as this story is complete then Mr Mitchell ought to be retiring soon! I hope he bankrupts them!


15 posted on 05/01/2011 9:35:13 AM PDT by melsec
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We who still believe in the Constitution must understand that only the rules and laws of LIBERALISM have any actual standing today. Until the Republicans we elect to defend our nation and liberty begin to do their JOBS, it will never change.


16 posted on 05/01/2011 9:38:26 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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“Even with Heller & McDonald, the Court carves out exceptions for “sensitive” places like schools.”

ODH, ever heard a cogent explanation as to why carrying a concealed weapon is more dangerous in these “sensitive” places than, say, leaving it in your car a mile away?

Colonel, USAFR


17 posted on 05/01/2011 9:38:31 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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I thought folks in Kentucky were a little more sane than this...


18 posted on 05/01/2011 9:40:26 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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complete??? there is no pertinent info.....whose property was the car on??? how did the school come to find out???? who writes this $h!t......


19 posted on 05/01/2011 9:43:35 AM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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"ODH, ever heard a cogent explanation as to why carrying a concealed weapon is more dangerous in these “sensitive” places than, say, leaving it in your car a mile away?"

I'm not defending the logic (or more correctly - illogic) of UK's gun policy. I'm just saying that as a matter of law, plaintiff's case is wanting (at best) if he was actually parked on University property. If he didn't park on University property, he probably prevails on appeal. If he did park on University property, he likely doesn't. That's all I'm saying.

20 posted on 05/01/2011 9:46:19 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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