Oklahoma Parking Lot Law Stands


According to the Insurance Journal, “Edmondson's office, in partnership with the National Rifle Association (NRA), defended the constitutionality of two Oklahoma gun laws that prohibit businesses from forbidding their employees to store firearms in locked vehicles parked on company property. A federal lawsuit filed in 2004 claimed the statutes were unconstitutional and preempted by federal statutes. The federal district court rejected the plaintiffs' constitutional arguments but found that the statutes were preempted by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA).”

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The case eventually went to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which, “reversed the district court's decision regarding OSHA.”

“We will continue to vigorously defend the Second Amendment right of every American to keep and bear arms,” Edmondson said. “I am grateful to the NRA for their expertise and support in this effort.”

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