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    So, my employer prohibits "weapons on premises" for all employees.

    I have read the following articles that seem to state there is a law prohibiting employers from having such policies in place:
    http://www.workforce.com/section/03/feature/25/92/11/
    http://workplaceviolencenews.com/201...at-work-state/
    http://www.dunncarney.com/news-a-res...ws-headed-west
    http://hressential.com/wordpress/?p=44

    This alone does NOT seem to take that stance:
    Mississippi Law Sec. 97-37-1 (2) states "It shall not be a violation of this section for any person over the age of eighteen (18) to carry a firearm or deadly weapon concealed in whole or in part within the confines of his own home or his place of business, or any real property associated with his home or business or within any motor vehicle".

    Can anyone point out what statue, specifically, prohibits employers from having policies banning secured guns in vehicles?

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    http://michie.com/mississippi/lpext....-h.htm&cp=
    Look at § 45-9-55:


    § 45-9-55. Employer not permitted to prohibit transportation or storage of firearms on employer property; exceptions; certain immunity for employer.


    (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a public or private employer may not establish, maintain, or enforce any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting a person from transporting or storing a firearm in a locked vehicle in any parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area.

    (2) A private employer may prohibit an employee from transporting or storing a firearm in a vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area the employer provides for employees to which access is restricted or limited through the use of a gate, security station or other means of restricting or limiting general public access onto the property.

    (3) This section shall not apply to vehicles owned or leased by an employer and used by the employee in the course of his business.

    (4) This section does not authorize a person to transport or store a firearm on any premises where the possession of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law.

    (5) A public or private employer shall not be liable in a civil action for damages resulting from or arising out of an occurrence involving the transportation, storage, possession or use of a firearm covered by this section.


    Sources: Laws, 2006, ch. 450, § 2, eff from and after July 1, 2006.

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    Thanks 4angrybadgers!!!! I knew it had to be there somewhere. I even scanned this section and did not see it.

    Then again, reading, understanding, and finding what you are looking for in our Code is nearly impossibly!

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    No problem. I searched the state laws for "parking lot" and it was the first result. Nearly every law I've come across takes some time to read and parse - it's just the way laws are written, it seems.

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