Skip to comments.Lt. Gov. Ramsey says gun law may need change (TN)
Posted on 07/16/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by neverdem
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who backed a new law allowing handgun carry permit holders to keep weapons in their vehicles at work, says the law needs clarifying.
Employers point to an opinion by Attorney General Robert Cooper in saying their policies banning weapons from their property have not changed.
"I hate that the attorney general has muddied the waters on this," Ramsey told the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Cooper said Tennessee employers can terminate workers "at will," for any reason or no reason. In an opinion he delivered in May, Cooper said the new statute would have no impact on companies' ability to terminate workers...
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Un-friggin-believable. We have a law that says it’s legal for you to leave a gun locked in your car at work, but it doesn’t really mean anything because they can still fire you if you do so and therefore can still enforce a gun-free parking lot employment policy.
It’s a delicate balance between gun rights and private property rights.
The bill was intended to just remove the state from the equation, not dictate to business owners what the rules of conduct on their property must be.
As I gun owner and property owner, I see both sides of the argument.
FReepmail me if you want off of my Tennessee ping list, or better yet, if you want want to volunteer to grow your Tennessee ping list from my list.
I made mine for rare national stories that will get short shrift from the BS media, and for when I stumble into Tennessee stories like this one.
I'm from and in NYC, but I need to leave this nuthouse.
How does your employer know you have it unless they search your car or you tell them? BTW I’ll quit a job when they want to search my car and sue their collective arses.
We have room for you here in Tennessee. We can use more Conservatives in our fights with the GOP.
I regularly carry and do not enter businesses that don't allow guns. They don't get my business and they have a false sense of security in thinking they have a gun free zone. It is a win-win.
The best thing politicians can do is eliminate all gun laws and all of the government, fees and taxes that go along with gun laws.
The problem in TN isn’t the gun laws, the problem is Attorney General Robert Cooper.
I appreciate the invitation. I have enjoyed being south of the Mason Dixon.
The problem with employers not allowing guns locked in cars in their parking lots is that it then denies the gun owner the righ to carry the whole way to and from his work.
Post office in Colorado just got their rule slapped down for that very reason
Post Office is Federal Property (even if the space is leased) not private property. Different rules apply.
I get that point. I just prefer to not have a law. It sets things up to where we have to ask government for permission to excerise a God given right. How's an employer to know if you have a gun in your car without searching? If I had an employer search my property I would seek new employment. Laws like these just set the stage for lawsuits and more government, which in turns generates a need for more laws. It is an entire anti-industry that creates nothing of value, but costs lots of money.
This was in a neighborhood where a few years ago one of the worse car jacking, double rape, double torture, double murder happened. If a person is conceal carrying properly no one will know. If stowed in your vehicle at work same thing.