Disney Claims Exemption From FL Carry to Work Law

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    Disney Claims Exemption From FL Carry to Work Law

    I don't have any proof of origin, but someone posted this memo over on AR15.com.


    From: WDW NewsRoom

    To: #WDW X Corporate Executive Cast - Florida; #WDW X Walt Disney Parks

    and Resorts Vice Presidents; #WDW X Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

    Directors; #WDW X Walt Disney Parks and Resorts General Managers



    Sent: Fri Jun 27 XXXXXXX 2008

    Subject: Florida's Guns-At-Work Legislation



    Below is a memo regarding the Florida Guns-at-Work law,

    effective July 1, 2008. Please share verbally with your teams, as

    appropriate.





    ************************************************** ******************************************



    To: Florida-site Executives Date: June 27, 2008

    From: Shannon McAleavey,

    Senior Vice President Public Affairs

    Subject: Florida's Guns-at-Work Legislation



    __________________________________________________ ___________________



    On July 1, a new Florida law will go into effect that will allow

    employees with a conceal-and-carry permit to have a weapon in their

    vehicle at their place of employment. This law does not apply to Walt

    Disney World Co. owned and leased properties due to an exemption. This

    includes all theme parks, resorts, theme park and resort parking lots,

    Cast Member parking lots, administrative offices across the Walt Disney

    World(r) Resort, Downtown Disney(r), Disney's Wide World of Sports

    Complex, hotels on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Celebration and the Disney

    Reservation Centers (Orlando and Tampa).



    However, the law will apply to property owned by Reedy Creek

    Improvement District, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, the Disney Cruise Line

    Crew Member parking lot, the La Quinta warehouse on Orange Blossom Trail

    and Disney-owned liquidation stores off property. Because this is a

    Florida law, it also does not apply to Disney's Hilton Head Island

    Resort. Cast Members will continue to be prohibited from removing a

    weapon from their vehicle while at work. All Cast Members must comply

    with the gun policies in effect at the location they are visiting,

    regardless of where they work. For example, Disney's Vero Beach Cast

    Members must comply with the gun policies at a Walt Disney World Co.

    theme park when visiting that location.



    Walt Disney World Co. continues to maintain a zero tolerance

    policy for guns and workplace violence. Possession of dangerous or

    unauthorized materials such as explosives, firearms, ammunition, weapons

    or other similar items on Walt Disney World Co. owned or leased property

    is grounds for termination (as outlined in the Employee Policy Manual).



    A lawsuit filed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida

    Retail Federation to repeal the law is under review, and we are hopeful

    it will be overturned by mid-July. We support the ongoing efforts of the

    Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Retail Federation to

    challenge the legislation. The safety of our Cast and Guests is our top

    priority.



    Please encourage your teams to practice safe behaviors at any

    location. In an emergency, Cast Members should dial 911. If a gun is

    seen or suspected to be at any location, Cast Members should immediately

    contact their local Human Resources representative or Walt Disney World

    Security at x1990 or 407-560-1990.



    Thanks for your support in verbally sharing this information

    with your teams. I will update you when a final ruling is made in the

    lawsuit.
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    Oh really?
    I believe that this 'exemption' will be discussed in court!

    I think that the Mouse has been eating some bad cheese.

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    Any body have any info on the 'exemption'?
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    Yeah, Disney is Exempt from seeing my money, no matter how much my kids beg!
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    You'd have thought that if it were true, it would have made the news here in Orlando. Nothing so far.......

    Doesn't pass the smell test though, and you can't trust anything those AR-15 guys say anyway!

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    interesting. Last time I went to Disney, I didn't carry because I assumed they got a no-carry policy. But I didn't see any signs at all. Can guests carry but not employees?
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    I just found this memo on NRA.org. I also posted it elsewhere. I smell a lawsuit.
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    Well, if they are exempt what is the wording of the law that exempts them?
    Unless there is some wording in the statute that says " Not applicable on Disney property" or includes them on a list of prohibited places I think they are full of hot air.
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    Sounds like where I work.... they actually went to our AG... arguing they were "exempt". Just because, they think they are that powerful that no laws apply to them. They are not exempt, however we have a right to work state which mean.... it is not a crime, however they can fire you for violating Company policies. We hope to get a stronger law that prohibits that too.

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    Disney is an evil empire. But even so, I like a lot of it. I was just at Downtown Disney the other day, they make good movies, they are good entertainers for both young and old, I went to Disney World and a Disney Cruise in December, and weren't always the way they are now. If there is one thing I hate about them, it is their anti-gun stand. I hope they suffer big for this.

    NRA vs. Disney. Disney has the money, the NRA has the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and of course, the guns. Should be interesting. It would be interesting to see Disney's idea of security seeing as they are a prime terrorist target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Sounds like where I work.... they actually went to our AG... arguing they were "exempt". Just because, they think they are that powerful that no laws apply to them. They are not exempt, however we have a right to work state which mean.... it is not a crime, however they can fire you for violating Company policies. We hope to get a stronger law that prohibits that too.
    You must work aircraft.

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    Is it illegal to claim exemption from a law which you are not, in fact, exempt from?

    It would be very interesting if the media got hold of such an email and followed up...

    Not that anybody WE know would do such a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    Yeah, Disney is Exempt from seeing my money, no matter how much my kids beg!
    You said it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulJ View Post
    interesting. Last time I went to Disney, I didn't carry because I assumed they got a no-carry policy. But I didn't see any signs at all. Can guests carry but not employees?
    Nope, no signs. I recommend Smart Carry under some cargo shorts.....OOOooorrrr, a fanny pack. All the other tourists seemed to have one, and nobody would suspect it's a concealment holster if you 'complemented the fanny pack with a pair of black, knee length socks worn under sandels.

    Even the Mouse's 'commando's' wouldn't notice
    Last edited by goldshellback; July 2nd, 2008 at 09:22 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulJ View Post
    interesting. Last time I went to Disney, I didn't carry because I assumed they got a no-carry policy. But I didn't see any signs at all. Can guests carry but not employees?

    It's not illegal to carry at the land of the rat, or anywhere else in FL not specifically forbidden by the statutes, but they are violently opposed to it. All bags will be searched entering the parks but there are no metal detectors.

    If found with a weapon, you will be escorted out immediately and likely banned from returning.

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