Governor Daniels Signs “Bring Your Gun to Work” Bill Into Law

March 19, 2010 0 COMMENTS

On March 18, Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law a bill allowing most employees in the state to bring weapons onto their employer’s property as long as the weapons are kept out of plain sight in locked vehicles. The bill will take effect July 1, 2010.

In the signing statement accompanying the bill, Governor Daniels acknowledged the broad bipartisan support the legislation had received in the legislature. He also acknowledged and encouraged the legislature to resolve the bill’s ambiguities to avoid unnecessary litigation. Most significantly, however, the governor’s decision to sign the legislation rested in large part on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the “even stronger language” of the Indiana Constitution, which states: “The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State.” Here is Governor Daniels’ complete signing statement:

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‘Bring-Your-Gun to-Work’ Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

March 05, 2010 0 COMMENTS

by David Wagner, Mitzi Martin, and Susan Kline

Late Thursday, the Indiana Legislature passed, with overwhelming support, a bill prohibiting employers from keeping employees’ legally-possessed firearms off their property, so long as the firearms are kept out of sight in a locked vehicle.

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