I agree with you about conflicting property rights. I just feel this legislation is on the verge of "crossing the line." Whether we like it ornot, when we pull into the parking lot at work, we're on the property of our employer. Even in the car, we're still ON their property. When I was hired at my work, I signed a form agreeing to abide by my employer's Rules and Corporate Policies... one of those rules was not to bring a weapon onto their premises. I've respected that rule to date because I am thankful for such a good job in this tough economy. Listen... I'm all for laws that support my right to carry... but not at the expense of someone else's rights - especially not the rights of the company that makes it possible for me to support my family. I don't know - I just kind of have "split" opinions on this one. Maybe I'm completely in the wrong here.. who knows. In talking to a Human Resources Director about this very issue, I became more sensitive to the Company's point of view. He said that while he understands the Company is released from legal liability for acts of workplace violence attributed to this law - he would still feel responsible in some way if anything happened. He considers everyone here one big happy family.
Before this law, I wasn't allowed to carry a weapon to work. My employer feels like this mitigates the opportunity for acts of workplace violence. I somewhat agree... If I got fired, flew off the handle and wanted to shoot the place up, I'd have to go home and get a gun - then drive all the way back to work, gain access to the building, and THEN commit the unspeakable. That's a LOT of time to cool off. If my gun is in the car, that "cool off" period is greatly reduced. I know this all hinges on the idea that employees follow the rules and leave their guns at home while they're working.
The arguement I like best in FAVOR of this law, is that by a Company restricting the presence of firearms on company property, they take away my right to protect myself on the way to and from work. IMHO, that's a hard one to contradict.
As to the previous poster's "side note"... You're right.... I guess I have a LTCH, not a CCL - MY BAD man!