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In this mornings Deseret Morning News is an article stating that this bill, which would allow lawful gun owners to keep their weapons in their vehicles on private property, passed a second reading in the Senate with only 3 nays.
This is great news! I hope this will easily pass both the Senate and the House.
This will be a great victory for all Utah citizens!
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This is absolutely awesome. What a great bill since many, many employers don't allow legal firearms on their premises.
 

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Sorry for the second post, but does anyone know the timeline on the bill? Assuming it passes, how long will it take to get through the Senate and House and be enforceable law? Days, months, years?
 

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THIS IS GREAT, now if we could only get them to let us store our firearms in our vehicles on Federal property... Thats where I work... Feel naked going to work and home again.....lol
 

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Just found out my company wont allow me to keep my gun in my vehicle on their property. Or in their work trucks which I take home at night and drive to my first stops in the morning. So all day long from 7:30- 5:00 im going to be unarmed. :cry:
 

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Ty said:
Just found out my company wont allow me to keep my gun in my vehicle on their property. Or in their work trucks which I take home at night and drive to my first stops in the morning. So all day long from 7:30- 5:00 im going to be unarmed. :cry:
Ty, I believe this bill, in essence, removes your employer's rights when they involve your car. Although they are not calling the legislation this, it seems to be identical to the 'castle doctrine' espoused in other states. Essentially, your CAR is an extension of your home and NOBODY, not even a private property owner has any say over whether you have a firearm in there or not.

But it seems that you are in a unique situation where you drive a company vehicle all day. This law would allow you to transport your firearm in your vehicle to and from work, EVEN ON THEIR PROPERTY, but would not allow you to carry in a company vehicle.

Does that make sense? Does anybody read the law differently than I have interpreted it here?
 

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Tapehoser, I believe you have it right. If you really think about it logically, gun owners and car owners are property owners - no one has the right to deny any lawful thing you do with that item, or what you store in it. That is why this law would be so good, it essentially says that private property owners do not have the right to deny other private property owners their means of self defense.
Ty, I am sorry to hear your state of affairs. :cry: But, If you want to carry in the future this bill would at least allow you to leave your weapon in your vehicle as you spend your day doing your route. I would suggest then, that
you drive your vehicle to work, leave your weapon in the vehicle and spend that extra time on your route. If your employer asks about why your route takes longer simply state that you feel your safety and security is more important than the companies BS policy concerning weapons and that you are no longer going to "give" them free time in a personal effort to be safe when on your own time, whether that be on your way to or from your work.
 
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