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Disney exempt from Florida gun law?

AP: Disney World believes it’s exempt from Florida law allowing weapon holders to keep guns in cars


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JUDY BOYSHA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: While Disney World believes it is exempt from a new state law that allows Florida residents to keep firearms in their vehicles while at work but the National Rifle Association says that’s not so.

MARION HAMMER, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION: The law says that there is an exemption for property upon which the primary business conducted is the storage or manufacture or transportation of explosives or combustibles. Fireworks is clearly not Disney’s primary business.

BOYSHA: Disney World’s vice president of public affairs circulated a memo last week claiming the loophole applies to Disney. The Florida Chamber of Commerce is weighing in.

DAN KRASSNER, FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Private property owners should have the right to control what happens on their property without government intrusion.

BOYSHA: The new law says businesses cannot prohibit employees or customers from keeping a legally owned gun locked inside their cars as long as the owner has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Florida’s attorney general plans to review the situation and decide what to do about it. The loophole was lobbied for by a group of lawyers who represent groups and businesses, including Disney. Judy Boysha, the Associated Press.


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