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Florida Chamber and NRA Square Off For Gun Bill Battle

March 12th, 2008 by flanews

For the third year in a row, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association are facing off over a proposed gun bill. The NRA is backing legislation that would allow employees to keep their guns in their cars while they are at work. The Florida Chamber of Commerce leaders say it should be up to individual business owners to decide if they want guns in their parking lots.

“If you’re looking at a situation where people are going to have guns, even if no one is using a gun, a gun can go off accidentally, and you still have a situation where you’re going to be looking out for the safety of your employees. But at the end of the day it’s a decision that an employer has to make on their own, and whether or not they want to derail the risks associated with it some employers do some employees don’t, but it’s not the government’s decision to make, said Adam Babington with the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

“This bill is about law abiding people having firearms in their own personal private vehicles for self-defense in parking lots, nothing more. It never has been about guns at work, said former NRA president Marion Hammer.

This is the third year lawmakers have looked at this bill.

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