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Posted on 02/28/2013 11:42:06 AM PST by don-o
NASHVILLE The House on Thursday voted to send to the governor a contentious bill that would allow the state's nearly 400,000 handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are parked.
Before the vote, Speaker Beth Harwell assured Republican colleagues that the measure is endorsed by the National Rifle Association and that members of the business community are "holding their noses" about its passage.
The chamber voted 72-22 to pass the measure, sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby, after rejecting a series of Democratic proposals to maintain business owners' rights to ban weapons on their property and to create exceptions for schools and colleges.
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Holding their noses? Really, Beth?
What are you talking about? 72 - 22.
That bears a striking resemblance to a slam dunk.
This used to generate flame wars, I wonder what happened to the freepers who supported the idea that employers had a right to ban routine, common, everyday possessions from being in your automobile at work?
For instance a gun or a bible in the glove compartment or trunk.
Ah yes. Gun free zones - like the City of Chicago. Gotcha.
I would opine that those “no possess in parking lot” notices are among the most disobeyed “rules” there are.
Honestly, I think employers who own property have the right to tell their employees what they can and cannot bring onto the property. If they want to ban candy wrappers, bottled water, golf clubs, wristwatches, and ice scrapers, I think that should be their prerogative.
I also think there’s a better way to handle the merits of the issue at hand (employers stupidly banning guns from employee vehicles): pass a law making employers immune to civil liability potentially arising from permitting weapons in vehicles, and making clear they *are* potentially exposed to liability for preventing employees from protecting themselves in their vehicles on their way to and from work.
About 20 years ago my wife and I were coming back from the east coast, stopped at a road side stand in Pennsylvania and among other things, bought a couple of cantaloupes. It was mid summer and by the time we got home several hours later, the whole car reeked of cantaloupe. Good thing it was a rental car. But now, I ban cantaloupes from my car trunk on long trips.
> “I also think theres a better way to handle the merits of the issue at hand (employers stupidly banning guns from employee vehicles): pass a law making employers immune to civil liability potentially arising from permitting weapons in vehicles, and making clear they *are* potentially exposed to liability for preventing employees from protecting themselves in their vehicles on their way to and from work.”
I could agree with this, but I have never heard of it passing into law anywhere. It was proposed in my state (and probably others), but did not pass. Do you have any information on where it has passed?
Actually, if a shopping center, business, or whatever, want to ban guns on their property, it seems like a catch-22 situation that you cannot comply with their demands by putting the gun in the trunk of the car. Looks like just another Demoncratic trick to make everyone a lawbreaker.
Your boss doesn’t own the inside of your car, especially the glove compartment and trunk.
Telling you that you can’t have a bible or gun in your car means that you also won’t have that gun or bible before work, or after work, for example a rural person or big city person who does most of their errands, shopping, movie going, and everything after work, might have to drive through 2 or 3 hours of big city traffic, or 50 or 80 miles of round trip rural driving to get their stuff and return back to where they want to do their errands.
For many people, forbidding them having a gun in their car, would be depriving them of the majority of their concealed carry time and need.
Try to tell employees that they can’t keep a Quran, or cell phone in their car and see if that works.