Calls needed - Parking lot bill needs cosponsors

Ohio Senator Joe Uecker (R) has circulated a cosponsor request for a bill that will protect employees from being wrongly discriminated against by their employers. The bill protects employee private property rights while also respecting the employer rights.

Everyone agrees that employers have broad rights to control what goes on inside their building. Unfortunately many employers do not recognize the same rights for their employees. They think they have the right to get inside emploees' personal property (automobile) and control what private property (Bible or firearm) they may possess. By default, this also means they are controlling their employee's personal property and rights to and from work, when they are not on company property, not in a company vehicle, and not on company time! No one can articulate why employers need such power.

Calls are needed.

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Please ask your Senator to co-sponsor Senator Uecker’s parking lot bill. Too few Senators have agreed to co-sponsor this key legislation. They need to hear from constituents that this is important.

Ohio is an “at will” employment state, meaning you can be fired for any reason or no reason. There are, however, certain protected classes. It is established law that an employee may not be fired because they are black, Jewish, female, or many other traits that are simply wrong to discriminate against. Uecker’s bill would add exercise of a constitutional right inside personal vehicles to the list of protected classes.

While some argue that this bill would trample on employer private property rights, no one can explain how it is right that employers trample on the private property rights of their employees. Property rights are either important, or they are not. Uecker’s bill is a good balance of rights.

This is not a typical gun bill. It does not matter if your Senator is “pro-gun” or “anti-gun.” It does not matter if he/she is Republican or Democrat. Discrimination against the exercise of a constitutional right in your private vehicle is wrong. This is something that everyone should agree with. This is something that every senator should support.

Jim Irvine is the Buckeye Firearms Association President, BFA PAC Chairman and recipient of the NRA-ILA's 2011 "Jay M. Littlefield Volunteer of the Year Award" and the CCRKBA's 2012 "Gun Rights Defender of the Year Award."

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