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Voluntary Church Members Packing in Church

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Reverend Leatl Hope, pastor of the First Church of the Boring Seventh Day Adventist Church in Gun Barrel City has been reading about the deadly shootings in churches all over the country, and he is worried. His small...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

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

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

Community Associations and the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the United States’ Constitution guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms. The Florida constitution contains a similar guarantee. With few exceptions, Florida law allows licensed...more

Should Rideshare Drivers be Allowed to Carry a Weapon? 

by Fisher Phillips on

A recent rash of attacks on Uber and Lyft drivers raises questions regarding the safety of these gig economy workers. Drivers must often work under dangerous circumstances, including chauffeuring complete strangers, many of...more

Ohio Limits Local Workplace Laws, Expands Concealed Carry Rights of Licensed Gun Holders

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

A new Ohio law mandates uniformity of laws across the state affecting wage-hour, paid sick and safe leave and other fringe benefits, and scheduling of employee work hours. Senate Bill 331 expressly prohibits cities and...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

Court Holds School Districts Not Barred by State Law from Prohibiting Firearms on School Property

by Miller Canfield on

In two separate cases, a Michigan Court of Appeals panel determined that state law does not preempt public school policies relating to the possession of firearms in schools and at school-sponsored events. In the lead case,...more

Ohio Governor Signs Guns in Trunks Law

Soon many Ohio employers will no longer have the right to ban firearms from all company property. On December 19, 2016, Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 199, which prevents employers from prohibiting concealed handgun...more

Governor Kasich Signs Bill Prohibiting Ohio Employers From Banning Employees From Bringing Firearms On Company Property

by Benesch on

On Monday, December 19, 2016, Governor John Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 199 into law, which allows concealed carry permit holders to store their firearms in their vehicles while parked in their employers’ parking lots...more

Ohio Legislature Concludes 131st General Assembly in Marathon Session Lasting Until 3:30 AM Last Friday

by Roetzel & Andress on

After a whirlwind final week of the lame duck session, where the Legislature passed various, often times emotion-evoking measures (including gun rights, abortion, unemployment compensation fund changes, municipal minimum wage...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

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 - March 2016 #3

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

What's New - SENATE - The Senate spent the week on the floor working on a compromise to S .997, a bill by Senator Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) that would track refugees that are located in South Carolina. Senators...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

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

Lawyers, Guns, and Parking Lots – A review of Tennessee’s Public Chapter 80

by Butler Snow LLP on

The Tennessee Legislature recently provided employees with a valid handgun carry permit a new private right of action against their employers. As of July 1, 2015, pursuant to Public Chapter 80, Tennessee employees – who...more

North Carolina Enacts Omnibus Firearms Law, Promotes Uniformity and Standardization of NC’s Gun Laws

by Williams Mullen on

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law “An Act to Amend Various Firearms Laws” yesterday. “Various” is the key here, because the Act is far-reaching, amends over a dozen statutes, and introduces entirely new...more

Open Carry? Or Not?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Police Chief Steroid McMuscles reported that Colt Glockenhand who entered Wally-Mart with a shotgun was not charged with “engaging in the lawful open carry of a pump-action shotgun” – a violation of the Cut and Shoot town...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

- Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: - SC19422 - Awdziewicz v. Meriden Certain police officers retired, entitling them to pension benefits under the City Charter as previously modified in a separate lawsuit...more

New Texas “Open Carry” Legislation On Its Way to Becoming Law

The Texas House of Representatives recently passed legislation (H.B. 910) that will allow holders of a concealed handgun license to carry holstered handguns in plain view. The Texas Senate passed its version of the “open...more

Concealed carry triggers physician office questions on gun-toting patients

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

One year ago, Illinois became the last state to enact concealed carry firearm legislation after the Seventh U.S. Court of Appeals stuck down its longtime ban....more

Firearm Concealed Carry Act

by Howard Ankin on

On July 9, 2013, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became state law and Illinois became the 50th state to enact concealed-carry legislation. The Illinois law allows concealed guns on private property and places of work and...more

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