New Laws to Permit Firearms in the Parking Lot
North Carolina and several other states recently enacted new gun legislation that substantially broadens citizens’ rights to carry firearms. The key provisions of the legislation will include the following:
Employees are allowed to carry licensed firearms onto their employee’s property if the firearms remain locked in the vehicle.
Companies may not inquire about firearms licenses or possession or make informal agreements about firearms.
“Pistol-free” zones are allowed.
Employers are not liable for violence committed against employees or vendors.
Additional security procedures are not required of the employer.
The dilemma for companies relates to a 2008 incident in Kentucky, when a plant employee argued with his supervisor over company regulations, then retrieved his gun from his car, went back inside the plant, and shot his supervisor and four co-workers, then himself. While many state laws protect employers from liability in cases like this, companies still need to be aware of their options and recognize the increased possibility of “heat of the moment” incidents.
One of the companys I part time for had this on the news letter. I knew this bill was going through the legislator last time I posted but I have not heard anything on it passing.
Does anyone know if this bill has passed and if so what does it mean and whats the statute so I can read it.
(Yes Ive tried google )