Justice signs bill dealing with guns in employers’ parking lots

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill that would allow people to keep firearms locked in their vehicles while parked on their employer’s property.

The state Legislature passed the bill, 4187, also known as the Business Liability Protection Act, on the final day of the legislative session.

The bill also provides immunity for the employer if anyone brings a legal action because of the weapon.

Manufacturers spoke out against the bill as it has moved through the Legislature, saying it would hinder safety efforts at their facilities.

Lawmakers who argued in favor of the bill said it represented people’s rights to their own property.

Many states have parking lot storage laws saying employees have the right to keep firearms in their vehicles even when they are parked on employer-owned property. Many say the firearms need to be locked up or kept out of plain sight.





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