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Court Upholds Workers' Right To Guns In Cars

There are 67 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Feb 19, 2009, titled Court Upholds Workers' Right To Guns In Cars. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Jimmy Wyatt was one of a dozen employees fired by Weyerhauser after violating the company's zero-tolerance policy banning guns in vehicles at work.

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Mcalester, OK

#1 Feb 19, 2009
Conco Phillips,,I'm glad you lost,,go to France you anti american oil company,,they cant have guns either.

Terlton, OK

#2 Feb 19, 2009
It is about time. Not all people that carry guns are bad!!!!!!!!
hold on

Tulsa, OK

#3 Feb 19, 2009
Agreed Thirston!

Ardmore, OK

#4 Feb 19, 2009
Its time they had use as last year by the high gas prices.They thank they can do enything and get by with it.
James Macklin

Salina, KS

#5 Feb 19, 2009
"The only exceptions to Oklahoma's law allowing people to have weapons in their cars are at federal facilities and schools and if a person is a convicted felon."
Felons can't have firearms. Depending on state law, the Federal gun free school zone law does not apply if the person has a license to carry a gun. Even all Federal facilities are not necessarily off limits, it depends on what facility and whether it is a fenced and restricted access parking lot. If it is open to the public, it is legal to have a firearm unless you are an employee with a work rule [which is unconstitutional IMHO].
What those companies are concerned about is not the safety of their employees, but some potential liability if they allow guns lawfully on their property. What they don't recognize or care about is that "killers' don't care and may be encouraged by a gun free policy, more unarmed victims.
This court rule is now the law in Oklahoma, Kansas and other states in the 10 th Circuit, including Colorado. Maybe someday it will go to the U S Supreme Court and become nationwide law.

Tulsa, OK

#6 Feb 19, 2009
You can have your gun in vehicles in any parking lot,according to Self-Defense Act. Its any parking lot, any where a public vehicle may travel.

Bixby, OK

#7 Feb 19, 2009
A federal judge should have never stuck his nose in the business of the State of Oklahoma to begin with.

The outcome of this entire deal is good news for the law abiding gun owners, but keep a careful watch out for stuff like this in the future.
Original Eastside

United States

#8 Feb 19, 2009

Tulsa, OK

#9 Feb 19, 2009
YEAH! Oklahoma is by far one of the most pro gun states and I love it! Conoco Phillips, I have not purchased your gas since 2004 when you did this and I never will again. Thanks to the NRA for their efforts in helping get this bill declared constitutional and to Gov Henry as well as Drew Edmondson for supporting this bill. Conoco Comie, You lost.

United States

#10 Feb 19, 2009
Way to go NRA !!! And thanks to Governor Henry and Mr Edmondson- appreciate you looking out for us Oklahomans

Coweta, OK

#11 Feb 19, 2009
its about time these liberal loving one world goverment corporations understand they do not have the right to say you can't defend yourself while in transit to your job. To tell you the truth even if the decision went the other way I WILL NEVER GIVE UP MY RIGHTS TO HAVE ANY JOB!!!! I will allways carry a firearm no matter what johnny law says. FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!!

Roseville, CA

#13 Feb 20, 2009
Now we need open carry to pass!

Tulsa, OK

#14 Feb 20, 2009
Something good from a court for once. Good job. Weyerhauser sucks anyway.

Tulsa, OK

#15 Feb 20, 2009
I agree let's now pass the open carry
Dangerous Rob

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 Feb 20, 2009
I agree with the right to carry arms for self defence and I have a licence to do so. BUT. It not a right to carry and intimidate!I read all the time on road rage neighbors shooting neighbors(Last week in B/A).Maybe as well as a federal backgroung check we need to inforce some kind of mentail evaluation! You see rednecks like Charlie (Above)Say."Lets pass the open carry."Why? Whats up Chuck? You want to carry a side arm so you can show the world how tough you are with your six hunderd dollar Glock on your hip? Just a brothers oppinion CHUUCH!

United States

#17 Feb 20, 2009
I lived in Arizona where they have an open carry law. I loved it I was 19 just married. I had taken a class, gotten my background check, and bought my gun. It was awesome. It layed on my passenger seat in my car when I went any where. Guess what did you know you are less likely to get car jack when someone comes up to your car and can see your gun. Did you know you are less likely to get raped when they can see that you have a gun in a holster. Even with open carry law the bad guys don't where them because they don't want you to know they have them. They are cowards. To say we don't need it is like saying noone whould have one than all the violance will go away. NO IT WON"T. I will protect my family and teach my children to do the same.

Since: Jul 08

Tulsa, OK

#18 Feb 20, 2009
I can't believe it is so hard to just secure our basic rights, but we did win.

Open carry will hopefully follow soon.

I e/m the committee and asked them to bring it to a vote... I think that today is the deadline to let it proceed or it is killed.

Tulsa, OK

#19 Feb 20, 2009
I'm glad I live in a state that still respects the constitution! At least for now anyways...

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 20, 2009
If open carry passes it will just make more businesses put up gun busting signs. You still won't be able to carry in them.

Columbus, OH

#21 Feb 20, 2009
Let me rephrase that......You still won't be able to leaglly carry in them.

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