Saturday, February 20, 2016

Universal Orlando’s Discrimination against Gun Owners Made Possible by Indifference

“A licensed concealed weapons holder, [Dean] Kumanchik regularly took his gun to and from work and kept it locked in his vehicle. He parked in an area accessible to both employees and the public. In December, someone broke into his vehicle and stole the gun. He reported it to police. Upon learning what had happened, Universal immediately fired him.”


Chiu ChunLing said...

The free market can only rectify misallocations if the free market is permitted to exist.

Of course, we should do what we can to avoid supporting the un-free market. But we also need to be realistic and confront the fact that tyrannical government cannot be ousted entirely by appeal to voluntary exchanges, the nature of competition between tyranny and the rule of law necessarily includes competitive exchanges of violence.

Anonymous said...

So, the lesson is "don't leave your weapon in the car. Secure it on your person.", even if your employer specifically prohibits firearms on the property, just conceal it well.

If you have something happen to your property (theft), don't multiply your trouble by involving the po-po. If it's required by law to report a missing weapon, do so without details beyond "no longer in my possession", perhaps through a letter from counsel.

Unintended consequences abound from punishing people attempting to comply between conflicting requirements.


Anonymous said...

Your employer can fire you for any reason. He should have not reported the theft.

Meister said...

Indiana has anti discrimination laws that would protect the employee from these issues. The employee would have standing to win a suit brought against their employer if a company fired him for keeping a firearm in his car for protection.

Not all states suck.

Angry Armed Old White Man said...

I gave up all interest in going to any Disney theme park some time ago after I read about them posting "No Weapons" signs and magnetometers at their entrances.

For those who argue it's their private property and they can do what they want, I disagree; the public is being actively invited on/into their turf. Disney has no Right to dictate what personal property visitors can have on their person.

I don't need Disney's entertainment, and I won't enrich them with my money. And, anybody who does, is playing right into the hands of corporatocracy.