Mountville’s Richard Clayton expresses astonishment at the existence of House Bill 2243 in a letter published yesterday in Lancaster Online. The bill would make it illegal to bar employees from having guns and ammunition locked in their vehicles on company property.

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“Republicans have been bragging for years about being on the side of the small employer,” writes Clayton. “Most of these employers recognize that their employees want to feel safe in the work environment, which should include all areas of the employers’ property.”

The bill “appears to be merely an attempt to get a better grade from the National Rifle Association without any consideration for the employer or the majority of the voting populace.”