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GOP lawmakers killed in caucus last years bill to allow Carry Permit Holders to store their guns in cars at work.

The NRA promptly killed the political career of the House Majority Leader.

It's a front burner issue for next years session that puts the GOP in the middle of the NRA and big business.

Fortunately my employer says nothing about the issue, but a previous job did ban guns on the property.

The company manager once advised not to open (glass) doors to people you don't know after a similar business was invaded by someone with a gun. Guess their ain't no fixin' stupid.


Law over guns in parking lots is back before TN legislature | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
 

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Is you personal vehicle considered private property? If so, then keeping a properly secured gun in the vehicle should be legal, IMO.

There is a big debate between the 2nd amendment rights of the employee and the property rights of the business owner(s). I can see the property rights side of the coin, but giving some narrow minded owner the legal right to prohibit firearms anywhere on property essentially disarms anybody that works there and must use a company parking area while at work. I am in that boat myself. While I cannot carry in the building, the lot is not posted. So as far as I know I am perfectly legal keeping it secured in my vehicle.

And I keep my mouth shut just to be on the safe side. If no one suspects it is there, I have no problem anyway.
 

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I am retired now but the company I worked for had a very strict firearms policy. They would say they were not responsible for theft or damage in the parking lot but yet banned firearms in the lots. I hope this bill gets passed this year.

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I used to work for an employer that did not allow legaly carried weapos on their property. They told us that their parking lot was safe and frankly they didn't care what happened to someone after they were off their property. Gotta love people...
 

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The last company I worked for and retired out of had managers meetings each Feb for a week in Florida. Each facility had a dual management system whereby one person did the operations side and the other the business side. There were 27 such facilities in the country and along with regional mgt and corporate mgt it was a large gathering. One year the newly created security chief from corporate spoke and one of his topics was no firearms at the facilities or on the property at all. The business manager from the Detroit stopped him and said what do you mean no firearms? Our facility is a dangerous place and I keep a 45 in my drawer. The security guy said if you have people from the outside that are entering your facility then hire a security service and stop them. The BM said it isn't people from the outside it's our employees that are the problem. That stopped the security guy in his tracks. The facility manager from the Alabama plant said we have guys with rifle racks in their trucks that go out hunting after they get off shift, you won't stop them. It was a free for all for a few minutes and the issue was dropped. At the next meeting a year later I talked to the BM from Detroit and asked him if they had told him not to keep the 1911 in his desk drawer and he said no one said a word to him. After that I figured the policy was that there was no policy and we should make our own.
 

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Where I worked before retiring there was a no weapons, no knives policy inside the plant, but they never stated any rules about what could be locked in your vehicle in the parking lot.
 
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