The Georgia House and Senate once again are considering bills that would prohibit employers from banning guns from company parking lots.
Senate Bill 43 and House Bill 143 would guarantee employees the right to keep registered guns in their cars while at work. It would apply only to private employees’ vehicles in parking lots open to the public.
Supporters say the legislation would allow employees to defend themselves while traveling to and from work. Opponents fear it would trigger violent outbreaks, such as the July 2003 incident in which a Lockheed Martin employee left a training session abruptly, took a shotgun from his truck and opened fire on employees.
Final note: If the proposed law passes, employers may want to consider taking extra measures to ensure that guns don’t enter the workplace.