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Walt Disney revised its employee gun policy according to the Associated Press. With the change, Employee’s with a concealed-weapons permit will be allowed to be kept a gun in the employee’s car on facilities outside the Resort area. The AP reported that a spokesman for the Attorney General stated that Disney’s new Firearms Policy complies with the state law.
Previously Disney claimed that their entire organization was exempt from the new law.
Florida Employers have to let employees keep guns in their cars if they have a concealed weapons permit. But, businesses can still have a no gun policy for customers for now.
U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle states that there is no second amendment right to bring your gun to someones property and that customers would have the same right as employees under the new legislation but for the working of the statute which may be fixed later.
The law defines employer as a business with employees who own guns.
For the purposes of this section, concealed weapons or concealed firearms are defined as a handgun, electronic weapon or device, tear gas gun, knife, or billie, but the term does not include a machine gun as defined in s. 790.001(9).
So next time your traveling with a machine gun in Florida, make sure its not concealed.
Panama City News has reported that A spokeswoman for Attorney General Bill McCollum has said that individuals can file complaints with the Attorney General’s office if their right to have a firearm, locked in their privately owned vehicle in a parking lot, for self-protection and other lawful purposes is being violated by a business.
To file a complaint, contact the Florida Attorney General’s office by:
“Preservation and Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act of 2008” that creates an exception for companies whose primary business is to manufacture, use, store or transport explosives regulated under federal law.
According to the Sun Sentinal, Peaden the sponsor of the bill “Intended it to exempt places like defense plants, Air Force bases,
things like that,”
Disney is warning its employees that they will be terminated if they leave guns in their car. This appears to be in violation of the new law. Below is a copy of a memo that is being sent to their employees. The NFA and numerous sources have reported receiving the same memo.
Florida is one of the many states that offers reciprocity for people with Concealed Weapons Permits (CWP) from other states.
Florida does require that for a concealed carry permit to be valid in Florida it must have been issued to a resident of the state where it was issued. There only a few states that have this requirement that the permit be issued to a resident of the state. They are Colorado, South Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Maine.
A Florida Concealed weapons permit is valid in the following states: