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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:01 PM

 

Firearms at work -- is this really something we should be doing?

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State Sen. Roger Bedford's guns-at-work bill isn't new. The bill has been up in two of the past three regular legislative sessions, and it hasn't passed yet.

Now, according to The Montgomery Advertiser, Bedford is coming back with the bill again. Basically, it'll allow employees to carry firearms to work, as long as they keep the guns locked up and out of sight in their cars.

Bedford told The Advertiser that the bill is "necessary so people will have peace of mind when they're traveling to and from work."

That could also make road rage much more dangerous. Of course, the law is mainly a toss at the National Rifle Association and gun-issues voters. Bedford is protecting his Senate seat.

On this one, I'm with the Business Council of Alabama, which opposes the bill. Bill Canary, the BCA president, said the bill "erodes the constitutional property rights of businesses."

Yeah. And puts a lot of guns out there that might not be out there otherwise.

But let's say Bedford's bill passes. That's the beginning of the slippery slope, and there's no telling where this could wind up. Eventually, there likely would be exceptions to the keep-it-locked-up, in-your-vehicle rule.

After the BCA gets used to the gun-toting-to-work law, Business Council lobbyists will push to expand it, to allow their bosses to carry guns at work, thus ensuring much higher productivity. I'm certainly less likely to check out my Facebook while on the clock if my boss is standing behind me with a gun pointed at my head.

http://blog.al.com/jkennedy/2012/11/allowing_guns_at_work_--_is_th.html#incart_river_default

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:05 PM

1. "keep it locked up in your car". Good thing there isn't anything fragile on a vehicle like glass,

or those guns might end up in the wrong hands.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:14 PM

4. If some moron thinks he needs to take his gun to work, it ALREADY IS in the wrong hands.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:21 PM

5. Exactly. I feel the same way about carrying guns in public. n/t

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:07 PM

2. 2A only cofers GOVERNMENTAL actions. private property can do what it wants nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:09 PM

3. But this law is trying to usurp private property laws.

 

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:55 PM

7. has the court decided if your vehicle is your private property even on anothers property

 

Out here in the boonies every truck in hunting season has a rifle on the rack so the owner can go hunting after work.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:54 PM

6. Locking

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