This is also a question for American Constitutional law experts, law students or anyone else with an opinion. The Tulsa (Oklahoma) World is reporting that the Whirlpool Corporation is suing the state of Oklahoma over a law that allows private employees to keep firearms in locked cars on company premises. Whirlpool insists it has a legitimate interest in reducing workplace violence by banning firearms from its property, including its lots. It claims that the law “deprive[s] Whirlpool of its fundamentally constitutionally protected property and liberty rights to deny access to, or exclude persons from its property in violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution.”
State Senator Frank Shurden said Oklahoma passed the law to protect employees from “unwanted searches of their vehicles by employers.”
Whirlpool also claims the law is vague because it doesn’t make clear whether a locked convertible with its top down meets the test.
So what do the experts think? And for the majority of “Connexion” readers who aren’t American, do you think we are totally bananas over guns?