NRA is pushing a law in Indiana that would prohibit employers from asking about gun ownership on job applications. I’m guessing because employers have started doing this in response to the parking lot law. So one intrusion into private relationships between employers and employees begets another.
Why isn’t the proper answer to that question “None of your damned business.” Sure, maybe you won’t get hired, but there are worse things. If I saw that question on an application I’d walk out of the place. No government need be involved.
I understand these types of restrictions are common in employment law, but having had to sit through entire seminars on how to interview people, and what you can and can’t talk about, we don’t need yet more of this. It’s already hard enough when someone comes in and starts talking about their dog, sitting there thinking “Can we talk about dogs legally?”