Here’s an interesting case:
A University of Kentucky graduate student has sued the university and others, claiming he was wrongfully fired from his job at the UK Chandler Medical Center because he had a handgun in his car.
The car was parked at Commonwealth Stadium while he was at work.
Michael Mitchell, who had a permit allowing him to have a concealed weapon, was working as an anesthesia technician at the medical center in April 2009, when he was fired.
Mitchell contends that under state law he was allowed to have the gun in his car and that state law supersedes UK rules prohibiting deadly weapons on campus by anyone other than authorized personnel, such as police, security or military personnel; or students who are participating in athletic or academic activities such as Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or rifle team.
He’s right (his complaint is here). Kentucky law specifically requires people and organizations to allow guns in cars on their property. I don’t support this law, especially when it applies to private entities — Reason makes a good case against these kinds of provisions here — but the school is acting stupidly (as Obama might say).