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Concealed Weapons

When Can a School Search a Student’s Bag?

by Reminger Co., LPA on

Last week the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a school’s intrusive search of an unattended bag did not violate a student’s 4th Amendment right to be free from illegal search and seizures because the examination of...more

New Law Goes Into Effect Limiting Employers Ability to Control Guns on Property

As of March 19, 2017, most Ohio employers became no longer able to restrict their employees from storing firearms in personal motor vehicles parked on employer premises. Under the new law, employees with concealed carry...more

“Honorably Retired” for California Police Officer Defined by Court

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Among the many benefits bestowed on the brave men and women who honorably retire after serving behind the badge is the right to carry a concealed weapon in public. Owing to federal law, this right extends to every...more

How Does Ohio’s New Gun Law Affect You?

by Fisher Phillips on

On March 21, 2017, a new gun law goes into effect in Ohio that will expand the rights of concealed carry permit holders, allow active duty members of the armed forces to carry weapons without a concealed carry license under...more

New Ohio Law Provides Limited Exception To Employer’s Right To Prohibit Firearms On Its Premises

by Reminger Co., LPA on

On March 21, 2017, Ohio Senate Bill 199 will go into effect as Ohio Revised Code §2923.1210, which expands the rights of employees with valid concealed handgun licenses to transport and store a firearm and ammunition on an...more

Expanded Concealed Carry Rights for Employees Go Into Effect on March 20, 2017

by Roetzel & Andress on

Ohio legislation expanding concealed carry laws will take effect on March 20, 2017. In December of last year, Governor Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 199, which allows employees with a valid concealed carry license to...more

Ohio's New Law Altering the Concealed Carry Obligations of Employers Goes Into Effect in March

by BakerHostetler on

The effective date of Ohio’s new concealed carry law that will alter the ability of Ohio’s employers to ban firearms on their property and premises is quickly approaching. Signed by Governor John Kasich on December 19, 2016,...more

Guns and the Workplace

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

For some, just the mention of those words in the same sentence brings to mind a number of horrible scenarios. Others immediately bristle at the idea of perceived infringement of “my right to own a gun.” In between those two...more

Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Expanding Concealed Carry Laws for Employers across Ohio

by Dickinson Wright on

On Monday, December 19, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 199, a controversial piece of legislation intended to expand concealed carry laws for firearms in Ohio. Although originally limited to...more

Accidental Shootings On The Rise In Chicago

by Howard Ankin on

Accidental gun violence is becoming an epidemic in the United States, leading to more than 7700 injuries between 2001 and 2010. Victims of accidental gunshots may pursue compensation for their injuries with the help of an...more

Differences in Public Policy Can Affect Claims of Wrongful Discharge

Most jurisdictions, including Connecticut, recognize a tort of “wrongful discharge” as an exception to the principle of employment at will. Although employment at will generally allows either the employer or the employee to...more

New Decision Allows Employee Suit for Violation of Concealed Handgun Law

by Cozen O'Connor on

Texas and many other states in the South have passed state laws in recent years restricting employers from terminating employees who keep their lawfully-licensed concealed handgun locked in their vehicle. For the most part,...more

Tennessee Employers Can Continue to Prohibit Guns Without New Liability

by Baker Donelson on

On July 1, 2016, Senate Bill 1736 went into effect in Tennessee. The law, introduced on January 15, 2016, was the subject of significant controversy. As the first of its kind across the country, SB 1736 as introduced sought...more

Concealed Carry Permits & Regulatory Reporting Requirements: Who Decides?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

How do subjective decisions of government officials, when it comes to issuing any kind of permit, affect private citizens? What are the risks of making any sort of “ownership database” publicly accessible?...more

Private Employer Posting Requirements: Prohibition Of Guns In The Workplace

With recent events regarding gun violence, employers should be aware that several states require private employers to post notices if they ban guns at the workplace. An employer’s obligation regarding specific language and...more

Kansas Amends Concealed Carry Law for Public Employers

by Lathrop Gage on

On July 1, 2016, the Kansas concealed carry law will change. A public employer may no longer prohibit an employee from carrying a concealed handgun on the job. In addition, a municipality must now have adequate postings,...more

SC Public Policy Update - June 2016

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - SENATE - The Senate spent the final three days of the legislative session debating the remaining House bills on the calendar as well as bills returned from the House. Members worked late into the night...more

Before Engaging in Target Practice – Be Sure You are Allowed to Possess a Firearm

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

The Baltimore County Police Department makes a regular practice of obtaining lists of people who have engaged in target practice at local firearms ranges. The police department then compares the list of individuals who have...more

Clarifying Employer Misconceptions About Texas’ New “Open Carry” Gun Law

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Introduction to Texas’ “Open Carry” Law - A new law became effective earlier this year in the Lone Star State, making Texas’ broad gun-rights laws even more permissive. Before January 1, the only firearms Texas citizens...more

Texas Open Carry Law: FAQs for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

by BakerHostetler on

As of January 1, 2016, concealed license holders in Texas can now legally carry their handguns visibly in hip or shoulder holsters. This comes at a time when violence in hospitals and healthcare facilities is on the rise....more

Avoid “Uh-Oh”-Pen Carry at the Airport

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Since Texas’ open carry law went into effect at the beginning of the year, Pistol Pete has carried his Glock everywhere he can in his shoulder holster. In a rush to make his flight to Houston for a business meeting, Pete...more

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Guns? Steps Businesses Must Take to Prevent Open Carry by Employees and Customers

by Winstead PC on

Effective January 1, 2016, Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders are now allowed to carry their guns in visible holsters on their hips or shoulders. Previously, CHL holders were required to conceal their weapon completely...more

How Does the New Texas Open Carry Law Affect Employers?

by FordHarrison on

On January 1, 2016, Texas became the 45th state to allow the open carry of firearms. This affects most private employers, with exceptions for schools and certain areas of oil and gas refineries. Private and public businesses...more

New Year Brings New Gun Laws in Texas

by Cozen O'Connor on

Texas has long allowed licensed citizens to carry concealed handguns, but in 2016 Texas will allow “open carry” for the first time. For employers, this means dusting off the gun policies and signs on your front doors to...more

Understanding the New Texas “Open Carry” Gun Laws

Effective January 1, 2016, individuals with a license to carry will be authorized to carry a holstered handgun openly in public. Texas property owners must comply with specific requirements if they decide to prohibit guns on...more

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