BATON ROUGE Rebuffing the arguments of some of the state's largest employers, a House committee Wednesday approved legislation that allows workers to keep their guns in their cars while at work.
Representatives of the Louisiana Chemical Association and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry argued that companies should be able to restrict what is kept in vehicles that are parked on their property and that most companies specifically don't want guns brought to their places of business. Many have the gun ban in their written policies by which employees agree to abide.
But Sen. Joe McPherson, D-Woodworth, author of Senate Bill 51, said the companies are unfairly depriving employees of the right to defend themselves and the ability to go hunting on their way to or from work. He said his bill is an "NRA model legislation" that also is being considered in other states.
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Anyone from Louisiana needs to contact their representative and urge passage of this bill. We owe Joe McPherson a big tip of the hat for putting this one forth. You can contact your representative via email from the Louisiana Legislature web site
Please guys lets give this our support