WSJ: Parking Lot Carry Article

WSJ: Parking Lot Carry Article

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    Interesting summary of some state activities:

    Gun Showdown at Work - WSJ.com

    Gun legislation in some Southern states is forcing Republican lawmakers to choose between two core values of their party: the right of business owners to control what happens on their property and people's Second Amendment right to bear arms.
    About 20 states have passed so-called parking-lot bills since 2004, including an expansion this year of a gun-rights law in Maine. But a split has started to materialize in GOP-controlled legislatures in some of the country's most gun-friendly states. Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee have refused to support such laws, proving receptive to a push by business groups in those states that have argued that the rules trample on their property rights.
    This will be interesting to observe. With the results in Washington and recent events elsewhere, anti-2A forces probably believe the times are right.


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    (Unfortunately, the article is available to paid subscribers only.) I wouldn't be surprised in the least to find some serious bribe, er, lobby dollars behind this initiative.

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    Americans are buying firearms at a record pace. I think the politicians can't ignore that.
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    The article discussed the manner in which the NRA is working or not working with Republicans on the "Parking Lot" laws. It mainly discussed Georgia and Alabama.

    Sorry it isn't available. I added the summary paragraphs.

    In Alabama, debate over the gun legislation has consumed more legislative energy with each year, lawmakers and lobbyists said. "The issue has split the Republican Party down here," said Michael Sullivan, an Alabama lobbyist who represents the NRA. Mr. Sullivan has pushed parking-lot legislation in the Alabama house and senate, but never both in the same year, he said. He has tried to persuade Republican lawmakers with the argument that state and federal government impose many workplace regulations on business owners, including anti-discrimination laws and safety regulations, and that the parking-lot legislation is no different.
    Their dilemma is the result of bills pushed by the National Rifle Association that would let employees bring firearms—ranging from handguns, rifles and shotguns—to work and store them in their vehicles, even against an employer's wishes.

    About 20 states have passed so-called parking-lot bills since 2004, including an expansion this year of a gun-rights law in Maine. But a split has started to materialize in GOP-controlled legislatures in some of the country's most gun-friendly states. Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee have refused to support such laws, proving receptive to a push by business groups in those states that have argued that the rules trample on their property rights.

    Businesses in other states have sought to oppose parking-lot bills by emphasizing the liability dangers that such legislation could create, but those efforts have been less successful.


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    Which came first the Constitution or the business that doesn't like guns? If you were black and worked in my business and as a precondition I made it perfectly clear that you could not vote in any negotiation (to unionize for example) how long do you think that would stand? Businesses that don't like the 2nd Amendment can go do something in their hat and then wear it. That includes the Post Office - in spades!
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