A prior entry discussed the refusal of Disney and Universal Studios to comply with a new Florida law allowing citizens to bring guns to work. (SeaWorld is allowing armed employees). Now, Edwin Sotomayer has sued Disney after he was fired for packing at the Animal Kingdom and the matter will move to the courts.
Sotomayer and his counsel appear to have forced the confrontation — picking July 4th for the encounter.
He has worked at Disney as a security guard for 13 years and was suspended for bringing his .45-caliber pistol to work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
He explained that “It is a big deal to me, and it is a big deal to me and thousands of people around the country that believe Disney is, you know, very un-American, and obviously, on the Fourth of July, they became very un-American.” Disney is claiming an exemption allowed companies that store a great deal of explosives on their property. Disney uses fireworks at the Magic Kingdom.
Ironically, Disney (I believe) still holds the record as the most surveilled private property on Earth, with more hidden cameras per square foot than any other business. It also has a huge security force. Of course, there are always the animals at the Animal Kingdom, though shooting at the fish at SeaWorld is more sporty.
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