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gator
07-01-2008, 07:19 PM
Those shits at Disney World managed to buy their way out of the new Florida Law allowing firearms in cars at place of employment. I wonder what they gave the lawmakers in order to get the exemption?

The new law extempted Disney. They will never get a dime of mine.


Disney Thumbing Nose At The New Gun Law



We have received the following memo from numerous sources. It was sent out by Disney to Disney employees. Disney is a prime offender when it comes to firing employees for exercising Second Amendment rights. There has never been any intention to exempt any part of Disney from the new law. We thought you'd like to see such arrogance.



----- Original Message -----

From: WDW NewsRoom

To: #WDW X Corporate Executive Cast - Florida; #WDW X Walt Disney Parks

and Resorts Vice Presidents; #WDW X Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Directors; #WDW X Walt Disney Parks and Resorts General Managers



Sent: Fri Jun 27 XXXXXXX 2008

Subject: Florida's Guns-At-Work Legislation



Below is a memo regarding the Florida Guns-at-Work law,

effective July 1, 2008. Please share verbally with your teams, as

appropriate.





************************************************** ******************************************



To: Florida-site Executives Date: June 27, 2008

From: Shannon McAleavey,

Senior Vice President Public Affairs

Subject: Florida's Guns-at-Work Legislation



__________________________________________________ ___________________



On July 1, a new Florida law will go into effect that will allow

employees with a conceal-and-carry permit to have a weapon in their

vehicle at their place of employment. This law does not apply to Walt

Disney World Co. owned and leased properties due to an exemption. This

includes all theme parks, resorts, theme park and resort parking lots,

Cast Member parking lots, administrative offices across the Walt Disney

World(r) Resort, Downtown Disney(r), Disney's Wide World of Sports

Complex, hotels on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Celebration and the Disney

Reservation Centers (Orlando and Tampa).



However, the law will apply to property owned by Reedy Creek

Improvement District, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, the Disney Cruise Line

Crew Member parking lot, the La Quinta warehouse on Orange Blossom Trail

and Disney-owned liquidation stores off property. Because this is a

Florida law, it also does not apply to Disney's Hilton Head Island

Resort. Cast Members will continue to be prohibited from removing a

weapon from their vehicle while at work. All Cast Members must comply

with the gun policies in effect at the location they are visiting,

regardless of where they work. For example, Disney's Vero Beach Cast

Members must comply with the gun policies at a Walt Disney World Co.

theme park when visiting that location.



Walt Disney World Co. continues to maintain a zero tolerance

policy for guns and workplace violence. Possession of dangerous or

unauthorized materials such as explosives, firearms, ammunition, weapons

or other similar items on Walt Disney World Co. owned or leased property

is grounds for termination (as outlined in the Employee Policy Manual).



A lawsuit filed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida

Retail Federation to repeal the law is under review, and we are hopeful

it will be overturned by mid-July. We support the ongoing efforts of the

Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Retail Federation to

challenge the legislation. The safety of our Cast and Guests is our top

priority.



Please encourage your teams to practice safe behaviors at any

location. In an emergency, Cast Members should dial 911. If a gun is

seen or suspected to be at any location, Cast Members should immediately

contact their local Human Resources representative or Walt Disney World

Security at x1990 or 407-560-1990.



Thanks for your support in verbally sharing this information

with your teams. I will update you when a final ruling is made in the

lawsuit.

MrsSmith
07-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Bambi's mom died...it's only fair to make sure Disney employees are as unable to defend themselves as she was...




:rolleyes:

jendf
07-01-2008, 08:02 PM
A lawsuit filed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida Retail Federation to repeal the law is under review, and we are hopeful it will be overturned by mid-July. We support the ongoing efforts of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Retail Federation to challenge the legislation. The safety of our Cast and Guests is our top priority.


Talk about showing your true colors. Damn.

MrsSmith
07-01-2008, 09:52 PM
The safety of our Cast and Guests is our top priority.

If this was their top priority, they wouldn't deny them the ability to defend themselves.

Zeus
07-01-2008, 10:04 PM
http://yosemite-sam.net/Sam/Sam-Side.jpg
"When I get my hands on that money, I'll buy the old ladies home and kick the old ladies out.
I'll have the orphan home torn down and I'll get rid of the police department. Mwa HA HA HA HA HA !!"

Phillygirl
07-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Why aren't the liberals screaming about this corporate exemption? Honestly, I can not fathom a legal reason that one company can be exempted from this.

gator
07-01-2008, 11:01 PM
Why aren't the liberals screaming about this corporate exemption? Honestly, I can not fathom a legal reason that one company can be exempted from this.

Disney has always owned the Florida Legislature and the Governor's Office. For instance they are their own Water Management District. They are exempted from many other state laws. It is pathetic the way the state government have pandered to those pricks over the years.

lacarnut
07-02-2008, 12:39 AM
They will never get a dime of mine.




Same here; Disney should rename it queer park.

justsayin
07-02-2008, 01:13 AM
I am generally not in favor of specific businesses getting special breaks in legislation, but I disagree with this law in general. If I want to say that my employees canít bring a gun onto my private property that should be my right.

I am all for the peoples right to bear arms, and I donít have any problem with any law abiding citizen having and carrying basically any kind of firearm, but I also believe that people have the right to limit your actions on land that they own. If I donít want you to bring a firearm onto my land that is my right. Well, I guess in Florida it isnít, but it should be.

Aklover
07-02-2008, 01:21 AM
How is it in the gunshine state that it is not legal to have a accessable gun in the car without permit? Sounds like your legislators need reaming while your at it.

gator
07-02-2008, 06:52 AM
How is it in the gunshine state that it is not legal to have a accessable gun in the car without permit? Sounds like your legislators need reaming while your at it.

We are working on that.

There have been good advances in the last few years after a couple of decades of the Democrats being in charge. We now have a law that says a gun range is a lawful business that cannot be controlled by the local governments and cannot be sued. We recently passed the Castile Doctrine, which says that you do not have the responsibility to flee in your home or car or anyplace else where threaten. Carry permits are "shall issue", which means that they are very easy to get.

It is getting better. This law was a big one because it says the Legislation is still pro gun. The businesses lobbied hard against the law but it was passed anyhow.

wilbur
07-02-2008, 07:34 AM
Disney has always owned the Florida Legislature and the Governor's Office. For instance they are their own Water Management District. They are exempted from many other state laws. It is pathetic the way the state government have pandered to those pricks over the years.

Disney gets pretty much whatever they demand from fed and local govco. Its ridiculous.

Disney is the reason we have 90+ year copyright terms now... Every time the copyright to Mickey Mouse is about to run out, govco comes along and happily change the law to extend copyright terms for them. Essentially copyrights are going to be indefinite unless someone takes a stand (unlikely).

noonwitch
07-02-2008, 08:41 AM
I'm not even allowed to carry mace on the job-they let the mailmen do that, to use on vicious dogs. When I was new, we were allowed to carry mace-for dogs, mostly, because stray packs of feral dogs can be a real problem in some parts of Detroit. Plus, they are finding coyotes closer to the city, and they caught one down by the river downtown last year.

Vepr
07-02-2008, 10:02 AM
Do they serve alcohol at Disney? Probably got around it that way. Didn't someone around here say guns and alcohol don't mix? ;) :D

Zeus
07-02-2008, 02:20 PM
Strange seeing "Conservatives" upset about a private business being able to establish their rules of conduct for their business. Guess we need the govt to step in and establish those rules for private businesses.:rolleyes:

Aklover
07-02-2008, 02:46 PM
Strange seeing "Conservatives" upset about a private business being able to establish their rules of conduct for their business. Guess we need the govt to step in and establish those rules for private businesses.:rolleyes:




If I they place my safety in peril they should be held financially responsible to me or my benefactors.

biccat
07-02-2008, 02:59 PM
Strange seeing "Conservatives" upset about a private business being able to establish their rules of conduct for their business. Guess we need the govt to step in and establish those rules for private businesses.:rolleyes:
I think that the government, and an employer, should keep their hands out of the cars of their employees. If you think this is about private business, do you think Disney should be able to tell people that they cannot own guns, have children, smoke, or drink Pepsi products in their own homes?

gator
07-02-2008, 03:08 PM
Strange seeing "Conservatives" upset about a private business being able to establish their rules of conduct for their business. Guess we need the govt to step in and establish those rules for private businesses.:rolleyes:

The right to keep and bear arms is a Constitutional right.

It is not a dress code or a behavior in the workplace issue.

The real culprit here is the Trial Lawyer's Association because they try to make businesses responsible for the actions of individuals. Every buswinessin America is afraid of being sued and paying out big bucks for not "protecting" their employees or patrons.

If it wasn't for the fact that the morons from Disney were so goddamn afraid of getting sued they probably wouldn't care one way or another.

Did I mention that the Trial Lawyer's Association was the second largest contributor to the Democrat Party during the last two elections?

Zeus
07-02-2008, 05:10 PM
If I they place my safety in peril they should be held financially responsible to me or my benefactors.

According to established law they are held accountable for culpability. It's a rather hard case toprove when you are there volountarily though.

Zeus
07-02-2008, 05:15 PM
The right to keep and bear arms is a Constitutional right.

It is not a dress code or a behavior in the workplace issue.

The real culprit here is the Trial Lawyer's Association because they try to make businesses responsible for the actions of individuals. Every buswinessin America is afraid of being sued and paying out big bucks for not "protecting" their employees or patrons.

If it wasn't for the fact that the morons from Disney were so goddamn afraid of getting sued they probably wouldn't care one way or another.

Did I mention that the Trial Lawyer's Association was the second largest contributor to the Democrat Party during the last two elections?

Ah but where is your constitutional right to go to Disneyland or any other privately owned business ? Remember when the constitution was restrictions on the govt not on the people.