A Geek With Guns

Views from a geek gun nut

An Interesting Conundrum

Wyoming’s House of Representatives just passed a law that would bar employers from firing employees for storing their carry piece in their car while it’s parked on their employer’s property. Many states already have similar laws in place.

This may come as a shock to some people but I really don’t like these laws. No I’m not all of the sudden going to spout bullshit that some forms of gun control are necessary, instead I’m going to proclaim my hatred for government telling property owners what they can and can’t do on their own property.

If this law had applied only to government entities I’d be all for it. The problem is it applies to private land owners. When I own a piece of property then I can make the rules, that’s what we call private property rights. The second somebody comes along as begins to tell me what I can and can’t do on my own property (so long as it doesn’t harm another person or damage their property) it is no longer my property.

Although I find the right to keep and bear arms absolute I also find the right of private property absolute. If somebody doesn’t want me to have a firearm on their property that’s their business and right as property owner. I’m sure this isn’t exactly a popular opinion to have with many of my readers but alas most of us who fight for the right to keep and bear arms also advocate for government leaving us alone. Once we allow and condone any government action of regulating private property we open the flood gates for them to do even more regulating.

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Written by Christopher Burg

February 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

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