Georgia Chamber of Commerce Opposes SB 43

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is asking its members to oppose SB 43 on the basis that it “holds employers subject to massive and costly litigation if an attorney can prove the company ‘should have known’ weapons in the workplace might be used in the commission of a crime.” GeorgiaCarry.org sent the following response:

Dear Editor,

Ginger Hathcock is either lying or stopped reading SB 43 before she reached the end of the bill. Ms. Hathcock states, “SB 43 . . . holds employers subject to massive and costly litigation if an attorney can prove the company ‘should have known’ weapons in the workplace might be used in the commission of a crime.” Ms. Hathcock intentionally misrepresents the bill as creating some sort of liability on the part of employers. Right after the sentence she quoted, however, the bill states, “Nothing contained in this Code section shall create a new duty on the part of the employer.”

Please correct this article asking your members to oppose this bill. These provisions were inserted into the bill specifically to gain the acceptance of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. If you are still, as an organization, going to oppose the bill, please do so without misrepresenting to your members what it says.

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  2. FreeSpeech.com » Blog Archives » Georgia Chamber of Commerce blatantly lies to its’ members about SB43 Says:

    […] Hat tip goes to GeorgiaCarry.org for bringing to our attention the fact that the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is being blatanly dishonest about the Georgia Senate bill that was just passed that enables law-abiding citizens of the State of Georgia to defend themselves on the way to work and back. It allows employers to lock their firearms in their cars while at work. The Chamber has just released this blatantly false communication to its’ members: Georgia Chamber of Commerce :: Governmental Affairs :: SB 43: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED […]