This is a discussion on If your job knowingly puts you in harms way, should they deny your right to SD? within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by pittypat21 A better question is should your job deny your right to SD regardless of whether they put you in harms way. ...
Workplaces are not quite the same as an individuals home or land. They are subject to various laws on hiring practices, codes of ethics, OHSA/Safety requirements, etc. They CANNOT do whatever they please! And unlike an individuals home, I cannot "just leave" for if I do I can't make a living. I'm more or less forced to be there for now, not technically on paper but in reality, yes. All I want changed is the ability to CCW and defend myself since I cannot control who they hire or what they may do.
I've made what I'd like to see happen perfectly clear in an earlier post. People can razz me about my stance, or talk about private property this or that, but if they enacted legal carry on the job, I've no doubt that most of the folks on this forum would consider it a huge victory and be happy as a pig in s**t.
BTW... I do have the right to have a firearm in my car while on "their property" (where a criminal can break in and steal). Go figure.
I wonder what would happen if I needed to shoot someone from my car on their property? Probably the same thing as if I did it in their building, which is they wouldn't be held responsible by WI law. So why deny my right to CCW?
Either way, you are right - an employer cannot do whatever the employer wants to do. But it can and should still be able to do a lot, and run the business as it sees fit. Think Hobby Lobby and its HHS lawsuit. That's what happens when the government tells everyone what to do.
Look at it this way as well. Employer is anti-gun because of traumatic experience in his past. Just can't stand to be around them; deep mental trauma. Now the state tells him he must allow his employees to carry. So the employer decides to close up shop and a dozen people are out of work. Who wins?
Few rights are absolute, and we need to respect the rights of others (this is America). And you can find an employer that allows for carry if you look hard enough.
And if all else fails, start your own business and carry all you like.
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