1. StevePerkins says:

    If I am reading this correctly, they narrowed the scope of the vicarious liability waiver that had been discussed. Instead of doing away with ALL vicarious liability for the actions of employees… the current bill only exempts companies from liability for their employees doing bad things with guns.

    I still lean slightly more in the direction of property rights, but the bill in this form isn’t something I’m too fired up about one way or the other. They gutted the part that was really off-the-wall crazy.

  2. StevePerkins says:

    Another interesting thing is that they added a severability clause that I don’t believe was there before. That is, they added language to the effect that if courts find part of the bill to be unconstitutional or invalid, the other portions will still remain in effect. I think they are (correctly) presuming that the law will eventually face judicial challenge.

  3. Doug Deal says:

    I still don’t like it either. If your employee does something with a gun and you never took reasonable steps to protect visitors to your property (background search, not allowing employees to carry on site, not having a policy against it, etc) then you should be liable if something happens.

    You should have the right to make any gun policy that you want as a business, but you should also be liable for any consequences those decisions bring about.

    Freedom requires responsibility.

  4. griftdrift says:

    And Political Insider is reporting the N.R.A. is threatening an “F” on any legislator’s scorecard is they vote against this bill. So much for the N.R.A. representing the broad view for gun ownership. Unless you drop trou for their latest passion play, you get an F. No matter what you did in the past.

    Could some of you N.R.A. defenders explain why this lobby gets a pass and other lobbying groups get crucified as shills and worse?

  5. Demonbeck says:

    The NRA lobbyists aren’t getting a pass – they are getting crucified as shills and worse. Many would say it is deserved.

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