ELKHART – A new Indiana gun law which goes into effect July 1 allows workers to keep firearms locked and stored away in their vehicles while at work. That law has some employers concerned about the potential for workplace violence, the South Bend Tribune reported.
John Ganyard, human resources manager of Keystone RV Company in Elkhart, was once of the participants in a panel discussion hosted Tuesday by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.
Ganyard described the new gun law as a nightmare just waiting to happen by making it easier for disgruntled employees to react dangerously to bad news. “In the rare cases where there are heated moments after an employee is let go, this minimizes the cooling off period,” he added. “How are we supposed to counteract?”
Capt. Sean Holmes, of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, told they employers they should never hesitate to call in law enforcement if they think a situation is critical.
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