FLA house passes gun in the car at work provision
Story here. Basically, the measure would let CCW licensees keep a firearm in a locked car while they were at work, despite employers attempting to forbid it (i.e., in a company owned parking lot).
Not exactly thrilled about this since what should have been argued is the rights of people to not have their car searched, not this travesty where they can't search it for firearms and firearms alone.
Posted by: Robb Allen at March 26, 2008 06:01 PM
Am lukewarm to this myself, would rather see some legal recognition of an automobile as a person's property, wherever that car may be parked.
Posted by: Fûz at March 26, 2008 08:18 PM
And it's being pitched in the news as:
"NRA wants more guns in the workplace"
The media-gun coverage, with Heller as backdrop, is really cranking up the rhetoric!
Just yesterday and today, I have read no less than 3 mainstream media reports (with copies in more local news outlets including Chicagoland), frantically warning of the dangers and evils of AK rifles...comparing those here to those used by middle-eastern terrorists. Yahoo, FOX, and CNN. Expect even more this spring and summer.
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at March 27, 2008 08:09 AM
I've noticed that certain newspaper chains tend to circulate these articles amoung their components and partners, ex: Gannet which owns the Ariz Republic, USA Today, Boston Globe (I think), and others. Look at the 2nd page of a paper for a more comprehensive list. Finally, it wouldn't suprise me to find out there are publication agreements between like-minded news companies. Just check out the opinion page of the AZ Republic. I notice that a huge percentage of guest editorials are from the NY Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, and other similar left-leaning papers. Anti-gun articles frequently exhibit this phenomenon. The latest example I can think of is the articles about how the Mexican gangster are crossing the Az and Tx borders to buy arms and explosives at gunshows and gun stores. In the Republic it was the Az border, in another paper it was virtually the same article except it was the Tx border.
Posted by: Alan A. at March 28, 2008 11:23 AM
and both articles were lies, alan.
Posted by: straightarrrow at March 28, 2008 04:52 PM
Absolutely, they were lies. I sent email to the supposed author of the Az piece, as well as many people I know, explaining it's many shortfalls and outright deceptions.
Posted by: Alan A. at March 28, 2008 10:52 PM