Secured Work Parking Lot

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    Secured Work Parking Lot

    Help me understand the search portion of this exemption for employers.

    (1) To an employer providing applicable employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public
    access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public
    access into the parking area, provided that any employer policy allowing vehicle searches upon entry shall be
    applicable to all vehicles entering the property and applied on a uniform and frequent basis;


    Does this suggest it would be legal (probably with a crazy legal battle over your job if you ever had to deal with it) to store your weapon in your vehicle glove box if there is no uniform search policy for vehicles in the secured parking?

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    What is the broader context of the quote? Is that a state law, and what is it specifically regulating?
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    1) Welcome to the group :)
    2) As gasmitty indicated, more info would be needed to even make a guess.
    3) Storing a firearm in a vehicle glove box would be considered by many to be negligence. If you need to store a gun in an unattended vehicle, an appropriate gun vault would be highly recommended.
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    In the first place, it's not, "uniform search policy for vehicles in the secured parking" but a policy "allowing vehicle searches upon entry... applicable to all vehicles entering the property and applied on a uniform and frequent basis". It says that if there is any such employer search policy, it has to be fair and not selective or discriminatory (and also "frequent"). So, yes, storing a weapon in your car even in the absence of any such a policy is in compliance. But I'm not a lawyer - not even close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustinBell View Post
    Does this suggest it would be legal (probably with a crazy legal battle over your job if you ever had to deal with it) to store your weapon in your vehicle glove box if there is no uniform search policy for vehicles in the secured parking?
    I'd assume its legal ether way. If you are legally storing a gun in your vehicle, why would a search make it illegal? Of course the definition of "Legal" changes state-to-state.

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    GEORGIA, O.C.G.A. § 16-11-135 ... probably

    Looks like it's for GEORGIA. Am guessing, but a quick Google search came up with this:

    O.C.G.A. § 16-11-135 -- Public or private employer's parking lots; right of privacy in vehicles in employer's parking lot or invited guests on lot; severability; rights of action.
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    What it says is they can't single out someone and search his vehicle a lot more frequently.
    However. without knowing what state you are in, I would surmize the law may allow it in your locked vehicle.
    Now, that siad, is there an employee rule book which you have signed all your rights away? (Such as Disney does here)
    Is there a union, and are you a member?

    If the state has a specific statute re: guns in vehicles on company property, you are not committing a crime. You are just plain violating company rules. read below:

    Know this: ANY employer can can you or lay you off without giving reason. As in: "we re-organized; your job and you are no longer needed" A union makes this a bit harder to do, but a flagrant violation of a company rule usually gets one beyond the union backing you up.

    Nowdays, companies are very reluctant to actually fire someone. Even for good cause. They may get sued. So, they use the layoff clause and you can't sue.

    Give you an example: we had a guy who though he was super stud. The women were afraid of him. He got called into HR 4 times, but his boss interviened. The 5th time, he picked on one of the brass's girl toy, she made a complaint, and he cound not be saved. Official reason "Department downsizing"
    So as I keep saying: which is more important your 2A rights or your employment?

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    Pretty vague posting. In FL your vehicle can't be searched by an employer.
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    Welcome to the forum. As already stated, without knowing what state your located in, and a reference for your quote, there is now way to answer your question.
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