I believe employees do have the right to have guns in their cars because at the end of day how can you really stop it. If you pull security checks and 24hr security, now you have to pay out to another group of employees that work. If the amendment states we have the right to bare arms then that’s what it is. We just have to pray for safety and security at all times and not just at work. If they don’t have it their cars then there is a tempting need to have it in the workplace where the violence usually occurs with not protection available.
I think the right should be left up to the companies and employees to settle. Depending on your location and where you work, protection in the manner of self-defense is needed. I mean, schools are in need of better protection due to recent events of gun violence in the schools, so you know its needed in the corporate sector.
I view it from this standpoint that if teachers were allowed to have guns in the school how many kids lives would be saved right now. I believe it should be allowed from the perspective of having safety classes and legalize the right to carry the firearm in school. I know there may be concerns of more violence in the schools may occur due to staff confrontations or maybe a staff member losing it, but we will never know the statistics of it if we don’t try. I’d rather give it try versus to continue to lose lives of the young and innocent.
2 Comments for “M8 – Guns”
This is an interesting perspective. I agree we can’t really control if someone has a gun or not without security which would cost more money but I don’t think that means we need to be ok with it. Also as a teacher I see your perspective about having a gun to protect myself as well as the students for sure, but it’s still tricky because what if a teacher flies off the handle and goes on a shooting rampage. I suppose its as unlikely as an intruder but still, it’s a hard decision.. I guess if the issue is keeping a gun in the car that would do no good for a teacher or really a person in a corp as far as protection in the actual work place..
Former Justice Stevens recent comments about the 2nd Amendment have raised some interesting historical conversations about the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment over the years. This historical perspective on how far the 2nd Amendment goes in guaranteeing our rights to bear arms individually is something that has intrigued me for some time as the commas and certain word meanings of the time indicate that the ‘militia’ portion of the amendment is quite important. Even at the drafting of the Bill of Rights, people debated the meaning of ‘militia’, as it is still today. So is that militia supposed to be armed at all times? While at work? (understanding that places of business have changed dramatically over the years as well). I for one am open to more modern interpretations of the Constitution, understanding that lots has changed since the late 1700’s. What else have we as a society not interpreted through modern lenses, certainly not science, medicine, and law (all of which has changed, been reinterpreted or updated over centuries of new understandings and discoveries. All of this to say, does the 2nd Amendment guarantee us the right to bear arms at all times and in all places? Maybe if it was a muzzle loading musket, but I doubt many employers will want an employee walking around with a AR slung around their shoulder. BUT, there are many employers that probably don’t care, if it was that important to me I would look to work for them, just as I would look to an employer with a strong health plan if that was important.