Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed a controversial fire arms bill today. On the anniversary of theVirginia Tech shootings and in light of increased violence in schools and the workplace, increased laws controlling guns might be expected. However, the new Florida legislation allows employees to keep legally owned guns locked in their car during work hours so long as the employee has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The new law is getting mixed reviews. Employers are understandably upset as they are prohibited from promulgating policies concerning guns on their property. Proponets believe it is a constitutional right of all citizens.
Currently Iowa employers are still allowed to set forth their own policies concerning guns in the workplace and on company property.