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Old November 11th, 2019, 10:25 AM #1
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Firearms prohibited in parking lot

Need some help on this one. Our company shares a parking lot with several other companies. The lot is a private lot that is owned/managed by the property managers. Our company policy doesn't allow firearms in company spaces and is also saying that they aren't allowed in the parking lot. Is the parking lot restriction legal for a CCW permit carrier? Thanks for any advice..
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Old November 11th, 2019, 10:28 AM #2
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I know of some companies that are hugely antigun, that officially say no way no how, but unofficially say if they dont know about it, they can't do anything about it.
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Old November 11th, 2019, 10:33 AM #3
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From my understanding, not a legal issue unless they find out, tell you to leave, and you refuse (trespass). They can, however, fire you for it if they find out.
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Need some help on this one. Our company shares a parking lot with several other companies. The lot is a private lot that is owned/managed by the property managers. Our company policy doesn't allow firearms in company spaces and is also saying that they aren't allowed in the parking lot. Is the parking lot restriction legal for a CCW permit carrier? Thanks for any advice..
If the lot is owned by someone else I don’t see how they can say the parking lot is company space. How do they plan to stop customers from leaving guns in their cars when they come? What about employees and customers for the other businesses? They can’t. If I was in your situation I’d just secure my firearm in my vehicle and call it a day. They’re not going to come out and search your car.
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If the lot is owned by someone else I don’t see how they can say the parking lot is company space. How do they plan to stop customers from leaving guns in their cars when they come? What about employees and customers for the other businesses? They can’t. If I was in your situation I’d just secure my firearm in my vehicle and call it a day. They’re not going to come out and search your car.
Unless the OP mentions a gun in the car.

OP, never say whether you have a firearm in the car. Never let anyone search your vehicle either.
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Unless you live in a state that has adopted a law to protect the rights of firearms owners (Maryland ain’t one), a private employer can adopt any type of firearms policy that it wants, including with respect to keeping a firearm in a car that is parked on property owned, leased or used by the company. Some states - mostly in the south - have enacted laws protecting an employee’s right to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle, limiting an employer’s ability to search an employee’s private vehicle for guns, prohibiting discrimination based on gun ownership, requiring employers who prohibit guns at work to post notices to that effect, and limiting the liability of an employer that allows guns at work.
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I don't mess with the Airport , Fed's , State buildings all else is fair game . I don't care about signs or suggestions , i carry 24/7 for the most part . This is just me , others are welcomed to do other things .


If the parking lot is used by other companies then how does your company monitor the other employees or visitors using said parking lot . ???
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As mentioned above......policy is not a law so from the legal side your gtg but you would still have to deal with the consequences from your employer if they could prove you had a firearm in your vehicle, but again as others have mentioned, don’t let anyone search your vehicle.


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Firearms prohibited in parking lot

I worked for a large company (3000 employees) in Baltimore County...

There policy was simple...

NO GUNS ON THEIR PROPERTY...

Employees found with guns will be fired on the spot, no excuses...

I went to work for many years with my guns & bag locked in my trunk...

2 - 3 times a week I went to an indoor range after work...

The trick was simple: NEVER tell ANYONE that you even OWN guns...
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I worked for a large company (3000 employees) in Baltimore County...

There policy was simple...

NO GUNS ON THEIR PROPERTY...

Employees found with guns will be fired on the spot, no excuses...

I went to work for many years with my guns & bag locked in my trunk...

2 - 3 times a week I went to an indoor range after work...

The trick was simple: NEVER tell ANYONE that you even OWN guns...




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