Guns At Work
The NRA says people have a right to keep their guns in their cars while at work. The Chamber disagrees.
"It limits the ability of the employers to provide a safe work place and a safe working environment for their customers and their employees," said Adam Babington, Florida Chamber of Commerce spokesperson.
A bill aimed at protecting gun owners from employers who donâ€™t want weapons at their business was signed by the Governor in April. The Chamber went to federal court seeking to block the law before it takes effect July 1st.
The law would keep employers from searching employeeâ€™s cars for guns.
Restaurant owner Brad Buckenheimer says he would never post a no guns sign in front of his business. Bucknenheimerâ€™s employees have to open before the sun risesâ€¦ sometimes alone.
"If Iâ€™m a little bit late or somebody gets here before somebody else they have to sit in the parking lot by themselves, and I can see were you know being a young girl they might feel that thatâ€™s the only way they have to defend themselves," said Bucknenheimer.
Lita Stone owns a barbershop. Sheâ€™s not against her employees keeping a weapon in their car, but she would like to know that it's there.
"I would like to be able to maybe have a say since it involves work," said Stone.
The Florida Chamber says the right to bare arms doesnâ€™t over shadow the right of business owners like Stone, who want to know if a gun is on their property.
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