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Crist says he’ll likely sign guns-at-work bill

The guns-at-work bill is on its way to the governor — who said he’s likely to sign it — after the Senate passed it Wednesday with little debate and a 26-13 vote. I’m probably gonna sign it,” Crist said afterward. “The 2nd Amendment is very important.” The governor acknowledged the intense lobbying war that preceded the bill’s passage, but added “people being protected, that’s very important to me.” Both sides, meanwhile, went into action almost immediately, urging their supporters to contact Crist with their opinions.The Florida Retail Federation, and the Florida Chamber of Commerce both opposed the bill, while support came from the NRA and other pro-gun groups…. The bill says that employees who have a concealed weapons permit can keep a gun locked in their trunks at work, even if the employer wants to ban guns on the property — something that opponents said ran contrary to private property rights. The bill also provide several exceptions, allowing defense and military contractors, corrections facilities and schools to continue to ban the weapons.

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