Michael Mitchell was a anesthesia technician at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center when he was discovered to have possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol in his automobile. The gun was licensed and he had a concealed weapons permit. In April of 2009, the University fired him for violation of its no guns on campus policy. Mitchell, an at-will employee, brought an action for “wrongful termination” for violation of his constitutional rights to bear arms and his rights under Kentucky statutes. Kentucky, like most states recognizes an exception to an “at will” firing where the firing has been the result of a violation of the clearly expressed public policy of a state. Mr. Mitchell’s suit was dismissed on summary judgment and he appealed to the Kentucky Supreme Court which reversed.