Friday, October 21, 2011

Michigan Bill To Permit Guns in Parking Lots

HB 5064, introduced by Rep. Paul Opsommer (R), will prevent property owners from preventing or prosecuting anyone that may lawfully transport a firearm from having the firearm out of sight in a locked vehicle on the property owner's premises.

The only exception would apply to vehicles owned by the employer/property owner.

This would include prohibiting employers from firing employees for having firearms locked in their cars.

Property owners would be immune from liability for any damages or acts involving the firearm so long as the property owner did not perform the act.

A good bill, currently with 16 sponsors, and worthy of becoming a law to protect the rights of Michigan's law abiding citizens.


Scott said...

Hmmm. Would this include certain state Universities or are they still exempt?

Aaron said...

At least in this initial version of the bill, state universities are not exempt.

Anonymous said...

This has passed already in at least a dozen states, usually with strong union support. Regarding schools, federal gun bans would still apply in certain situations, although I am not sure about at universities. But we're talking trunks here. Without this law change, our CPLs are useless because you can drive arround carrying but then not be able to stop anywhere.