Gun Control and Your Small Business

Date posted: February 4, 2013

As politicians hear testimony over gun control in Washington, how does it affect small business owners?

HR.BLR.com says that if you have more than 10 employees, it’s probably wise to have a weapons policy no matter where you are. Think of it as being like your dress code or Internet-use policy: It gives your workers a guide to acceptable behavior and the standards you expect of them. Get guidelines and learn more at http://hr.blr.com/HR-news/HR-Administration/Security/Craft-a-workplace-gun-policy.

Meanwhile, in Nebraska, a new legislative bill could allow gun owners to keep firearms in their cars in the parking lot at work even if their employers’ gun policies forbid it. Employers would still be allowed to restrict guns inside their businesses. But under the bill’s provisions, employers would also be liable if they didn’t allow an employee to keep firearms in his car and that employee was later unable to defend himself from violence. Read more at http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Proposed-Law-Could-Allow-Guns-in-Workplace-Parking-Lots-187545061.htm

 Wondering what the average mass shooter looks like? He’s probably got problems at work, according to a Department of Homeland Security analysis. He uses a semi-automatic handgun. He’s a he. And he probably didn’t serve in the U.S. military.That’s the conclusion of a November 28 analysis by the New Jersey branch of the Department of Homeland Security’s partnership with state and local law enforcement. Read more at http://reason.com/blog/2013/01/30/mass-shooters-mostly-solo-white-guys-lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

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