Joe Fleming is out of the gates early bashing the NRA for its bill to prohibit employers from prohibiting firearms in vehicles on an employer’s property.
I think Joe is couching the argument in the right terms: this is a private property vs. second amendment issue.
It seems we need to look and see which of those rights takes priority to decide whether or not we should push this law. Personally, I think the Constitution gives greater weight to the right of private property than it does to the right to keep and bear arms. The latter only gets a mention in one amendment to the constitution. The former gets mentioned throughout the text of the constitution and several amendments thereto.
As a result, I think we should give greater weight to the rights of property owners than to the rights of gun owners. I support the second amendment, but I would not carry my gun onto someone’s property when the property owner was explicit in not wanting guns on the property.
Of course, conversely, when the next insane high school student decides to go postal at a shopping mall, it might be nice if someone had a gun and could take the kid out.