29 July 2008

Split Court Decision in Florida Favors Employees, Penalizes Customers

"Employees with concealed weapons permits can keep guns locked in their cars at work in Florida, but businesses are allowed to prohibit customers from bringing firearms on their property, a federal judge has ruled.

"The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Retail Federation, which challenged the state law that took effect July 1, huddled with their lawyers Tuesday to understand the split decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee and decide whether they should challenge it."

The Retail Federation has indicated they don't think they will appeal.

I hope these businesses realize they are liable for the safety of both their customers AND their employees.

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