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Florida “Employee Rights” Legislation Needs Your Help!

Friday, March 16, 2007

 

Your help is needed to pass HB-1417 & SB-2356 to STOP corporate giants from trampling our 2nd Amendment Rights. A group of anti-gun, anti-freedom businesses calling itself the Guns at Work Coalition, led by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, are lining up to oppose this bill.  Last year, representatives for big corporate interests even went so far as to claim that they have the authority to ban Bibles in vehicles.  Presumably this so-called authority also would permit them to ban a copy of the Constitution as well.

Representative Dennis Baxley (R-24) and Senator Durell Peaden (R-2) have filed identical companion bills to stop anti-gun businesses from searching customer and employee vehicles in parking lots and from taking punitive action against people who keep firearms in their vehicles for self-defense and other lawful purposes.

These bills will stop business entities from violating the constitutional rights of customers and employees.

Your Second Amendment rights are at the very heart of this issue. In addition to prohibiting searches of private vehicles in parking lots, the bills also prevent businesses from asking customers or employees to disclose what personal private property is stored in a private vehicle and prevents action against customers and employees who refuse to divulge that private information.  Further, it prohibits action against a customer or employee based on information provided by a third party.

Some Florida businesses are trying to ban guns in cars in parking lots used by customers and employees.  They are discriminating against people who exercise their constitutional rights – they are violating the constitutional rights of gun owners and Florida law.

Corporate giants have been trampling constitutional rights. Some are even attempting to coerce and intimidate gun owners into giving up constitutional rights as a condition of employment. 

Your Rights are in Danger

(1) Your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms -- to have firearms in your vehicle for self-defense and other lawful purposes must be protected from antigun businesses;

(2) Your privacy rights – against searches of your private vehicle in parking lots must be protected from antigun businesses;

(3) Your right to freedom from coercion, intimidation and termination of employment by for exercising constitutional rights by antigun employers must be preserved.

TAKE ACTION NOW -- CONTACT the the members of the House
Environment & Natural Resources Council and the Senate Criminal Justice Committee listed below. 

Tell them to Stop corporate giants from trampling the right to keep and bear arms, the right of self-defense and privacy rights.  Urge them to support HB-1417 by Rep. Baxley and SB-2356 by Sen. Peaden.

IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL PUT: 

SUPPORT SB-2356 & HB-1417- Protect 2nd Amendment & Privacy Rights

To send one email to multiple legislators at the same time, block or highlight the entire list or sections of the list and then copy and paste the block into the address section of the email.

 

SB-2356 is currently before the SenateCriminal Justice Committee.

Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R) Chair

(850) 487-5017

argenziano.nancy.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Dave Aronberg (D) VC

(850) 487-5356 

aronberg.dave.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Mike Bennett (R)

(850) 487-5078

bennett.mike.web@flsenate.gov

Sen. Victor Crist (R)

(850) 487-5068  

crist.victor.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Mandy Dawson (D)

(850) 487-5112 

dawson.mandy.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Jim King (R)

(850) 487-5030 

king.james.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Evelyn Lynn (R)

(850) 487-5033 

lynn.evelyn.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Frederica Wilson (D)

(850) 487-5116

wilson.frederica.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Steve Wise (R)

(850) 487-5027

wise.stephen.web@flsenate.gov

 

Sen. Dan Webster (R) Majority Leader

(850) 487-5047

For help identifying your specific legislators, please use the "Write Your Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org.

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