Monday, October 03, 2005

Pistol Packin' Peaden

"Risk factors at times associated with potential violence include personality conflicts (between coworkers or between worker and supervisor); a mishandled termination or other disciplinary action [and] bringing weapons onto a work site... ."
-- Workplace Violence, F.B.I. Report
March 1, 2004 (p. 21) (pdf file)
He's still stupid.

As part of his ongoing 'Law-and-Disorder' and "Anti-Homeland Security" campaign, Northwest Florida's state senator Durrell Peaden (R-Crestview) has pre-filed Senate Bill 206, a proposed statute that would prohibit all Florida employers from firing anyone who brings a gun to work in his car.

It also would grant immunity from liability to any employer when some gun-nut shoots up the place.

What's the pressing public policy problem addressed by the bill? Well, it's just too damn inconvenient to run home for a gun when you want to blow away some asshole at work. As a result, according to the F.B.I., there are only 1,744,300 violent assaults, rapes, and robberies in the workplace, including workplace parking lots, every year.

What's next? How about this bill:
Florida law is amended to provide that every person is entitled to carry a loaded firearm into committee rooms and onto the floor of the state legislature.
When Pistol Packin' Peaden sponsors that bill, we'll know he's not just shamelessly sucking up for campaign contributions pay-offs from the N.R.A.

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