Several weeks ago we sent an alert asking Pennsylvania NRA members to report to our State and Local Affairs division if their employer has a policy which prohibits employees from transporting to/from and storing firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work, and the response was overwhelming! Within 24 hours, our office was flooded with hundreds of e-mails reporting these types of policies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the local grocery store on the corner.
In response to these anti-gun policies, this week state Representative Jeffrey Pyle (R-60) introduced House Bill 2243, legislation to prohibit public and private employers from establishing, maintaining or enforcing a policy to prohibit employees from storing a firearm in their motor vehicle parked at their workplace.
The Pennsylvania Legislature is scheduled to return to session after the primary election on May 20. It’s important that you contact your state legislators as well as members of the House Transportation Committee, to which HB 2243 was referred, before they return to Harrisburg. Urge them to stop the banning of firearms inside one’s private motor vehicle. Tell them that 23 states around the country have employee protection parking lot laws, and that Pennsylvanians should have the same rights as nearly half the country.
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