Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Poll: Should bill allowing people to take their guns to work pass?

Via Billy


We've had a great discussion this week on state Sen. Roger Bedford's prefiled bill to prohibit companies from keeping their workers from taking guns to work and keeping them in their vehicles on company property (here).

Columnist John Archibald also took on the topic (here). And The Birmingham News editorial board weighed in as well (here).

Bedford's bill will be debated by the Legislature when it goes into session in February.

Reader paperboy55 offers this: "Some employers have a policy of no guns on their property. Personally I don't think it's any of their business what I legally possess in my locked vehicle. I drive on a dark rural road to and from work and I would feel a lot safer if I could take my pistol with me. I'm tired of the constitutional rights we have to give up in this country. . . ."

Meanwhile, alabam-uh had this question: "If gun ownership is such an inalienable right, then why doesn't the government provide guns for everyone? Why is such an important right entirely dependent on whether or not you can afford one? Seems a little unfair. Why are background checks necessary for such a God-given right? Isn't that impinging on someone's rights?"

There was even a lot of humor.
BrianO'Alabaster had this quip: "Of course I keep a loaded gun at work. You never know when some lunatic will come barging into the office, saying crazy (stuff) like 'You're fired!' Got to be prepared. That's my motto."
Our poll wants to get an idea where people fall on this bill. Remember, this is not a scientific poll, but will gauge our readers' thoughts on this clearly popular topic.

Vote @ AL


  1. Perhaps bosses would reconsider being assholes if people carried guns....

  2. "Should bill allowing people to take their guns to work pass?"

    Here's a thought...

    Who cares?

    If you want to, do it anyway.

    That's where I am.

    I am a rebel.

    See you in the gulags.


  3. I agree with Zoomie. I'm packing at work regularly. That is why they're called concealed weapons. Oh....and not just guns.


    1. I CCW everywhere, but leave it in the car when I'm at school and the library, because of the idiotic law.