State Sen. Roger Bedford

Bedford reintroduces bill on firearms

by Dana Beyerle, Tuscaloosa News  |  published on December 3, 2012

MONTGOMERY | State Sen. Roger Bedford has reintroduced a bill that would prohibit employers from disciplining employees who have a legal firearm locked in their vehicles parked on workplace property.

Bedford, D-Russellville, introduced the bill in the 2010 Senate session, and the measure passed by a 26-2 vote. The bill didn’t advance in the House and died.

He has pre-filed another bill for the 2013 legislative session, which begins in February.

The issue pits the powerful National Rifle Association against the Business Council of Alabama over the constitutional right to possess firearms and the private property rights of business owners.

“Let’s be real clear. This would not allow someone to take it into their workplace,” Bedford said in an interview last week. “What it does is, if you are legally licensed by a sheriff to have a concealed weapon permit, then you cannot be fired by your employer if you have a legally licensed weapon locked up out of sight in your car, either in the trunk or glove compartment.”

He said his bill would not protect employees who have firearms in company vehicles.

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