FLA passes bill on rt. to have gun in locked car while at work
It's passed both houses and is on to the governor, who says he will probably sign it.
If you're in FLA, you might want to note (a) some forms of this bill only covered CCW holders; I don't know what the final form does; (b) it would go into effect July 1.
Someone has to come up with a shorter title for this sort of legislation. "Bill that allows a person to have a gun in their locked car while at work and parked in the lot of an employer whose policies forbid having a gun in a parked car" is too long. "Castle Doctine," "No Retreat," "shall-issue" worked nicely, but these bills are hard to describe!
Reader Wrangler5 notes, in a comment blocked by the spam filter:
Imposing liability on the employer for disarming its otherwise lawfully armed employees would be a wonderful step, but it would have to extend to events beyond the employer's gate. If your employer wants you to leave your gun at home, then the employer should be liable while you are traveling between your home and work, as well as while you're on the company's property. Otherwise they just have to provide super security while you're inside their gates, but can force you to face the tender mercies of the "outside" world unarmed once you're gone.
Unfortunately this approach would fly in the face of about a hundred years of legislative efforts to LIMIT employer liability for employee injuries. Most state governments have come to the conclusion that a dead employee is worth about $10,000 (or whatever the worker's comp figure is in your state) and that's it. Employers count on this as an upper limit on their liability and have built it into their budget (somewhat subconsciously, as it's basically just part of the underlying insurance rates.) Opening the door to (relatively) unlimited employer liability would take a sea-change in thinking in the legislative process.