Issues by Topic: Workers Protection and Private Property

October 18, 2013

New Hampshire Clerk Fired for Defending Himself against Knife-Wielding Robber

On the early morning of Monday, October 14th, 29-year-old Shannon "Bear" Cothran was working his shift at a gas station convenience store in Nashua, N.H., when a man armed with a knife attempted to rob the establishment.

July 14, 2009

Arizona’s Governor Signs Five Key Pieces of Legislation for Gun Owners

Fairfax, Va. – This week Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law five key pieces of legislation that will protect and strengthen the rights of law-abiding gun owners in her state...

May 7, 2009

We Saved A Space For You

It was a five-year-long battle, but Oklahoma gun owners emerged victorious.

March 31, 2009

Critical Self Defense Legislation Signed in Utah

Fairfax, Va. - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R) announced today that he signed important National Rifle Association-backed legislation into law that will protect the rights of law-abiding...

February 18, 2009

Major Victory for American Workers' Right to Self-Defense

Fairfax, Va. – Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in support of allowing employees to store legally owned firearms in locked, private...

June 27, 2008

Standing Guard: Victory in Florida

Florida firearm owners, led by the unrelenting former NRA President Marion Hammer, have once again preserved armed self-defense, with the enactment of legislation to prohibit anti-gun employers and business owners from banning legal firearms kept out of sight in locked vehicles in parking lots.

May 29, 2008

Freedom Restored In Florida!

After sparking America`s Right-to-Carry revolution in 1987 by passing its "shall-issue" carry law, then reinforcing that right in 2005 by passing landmark "Castle Doctrine" legislation, Florida is again leading the nation in securing your Second Amendment rights--this time, by passing a law protecting the right to have a firearm in your vehicle when driving to work, shop, do business or go anywhere you have a right to be.

April 4, 2008

Important Gun Legislation Passes in Georgia

Fairfax, Va. – Georgia lawmakers today passed important National Rifle Association (NRA)–backed legislation that will expand the rights of law-abiding gun owners and concealed carry...

January 6, 2008

The Truth About Georgia “Parking Lot” Legislation

NRA began promoting “parking lot” legislation in Georgia in 2006. In 2007, a Senate bill (SB 43) died in committee, but a House bill (HB 89) has been carried over to the 2008 session.

January 4, 2008

IMPORTANT MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING HB 89 -- NRA’s Top Executives To Meet With Key Lawmakers 1/7/2008

Fairfax, VA. - The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA’s chief lobbyist Chris W. Cox will be in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, January 7...

July 24, 2007

NRA-ILA Fights for Workers` and Customers` Rights

Does a parking lot have more rights than you do?

March 28, 2007

Statement From NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox On SB 43

“Georgia State Senate leaders opted not to give SB 43 a fair vote last night.  The National Rifle Association is disappointed in their decision.  The NRA believes we had sufficient...

February 16, 2006

Chris W. Cox's Political Report: Workers Protection Laws--April 2006

The right to defend yourself against violent, criminal attack is a fundamental human right. NRA-ILA is in state capitals, fighting for laws like the Castle Doctrine, which guarantees your right to defend yourself against criminals anywhere you have a right to be. We’re also fighting for Workplace Protection laws, to prevent employers from discriminating against employees who choose to keep firearms in their locked vehicles while working.

February 15, 2006

Parking Lot Gun Laws and the Right to Transport Firearms

Should people who lawfully possess firearms be able to leave them locked in their motor vehicles, on business property? Common sense would say, "yes."

September 15, 2005

Freedom Rings In Idabel, Oklahoma

At a rally to show support for employees fired for exercising their rights, the NRA calls for the boycott of ConocoPhillips, a company leading the fight to eviscerate federal and state constitutions and statutes on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

August 26, 2005

The Reality of "Workplace Homicides"

"The circumstances of workplace homicides differ substantially from those portrayed by the media and from homicides in the general population. For the most part, workplace homicides are not the result of disgruntled workers who take out their frustrations on co-workers or supervisors, or of intimate partners and other relatives who killed loved ones in the course off a dispute; rather, they are mostly robbery-related crimes." --National Institute for Occupational Safety And Health

August 23, 2005

The Truth About "Workplace Homicides"

NRA has undertaken the effort to protect gun owners' rights in their workplaces by fighting efforts by employers to ban firearms, including firearms locked in private vehicles in employee parking lots. This has generated the predictable response from the anti-gun community, with claims of workplace horrors assigned to firearms and "studies" that purport to show firearms are a threat to workplace safety. Careful examinations of these studies reveal both bias in their source material and serious flaws in their methodology.

July 20, 2005

Standing Guard: Protecting Workers Rights

In the meantime, except for two union members, the fired employees and contract workers were still fired, without incomes. These were “model employees”—some with 20 and 30 unblemished years with the company.