What would YOU DO? (No firearms allowed in premisses)

What would YOU DO? (No firearms allowed in premisses)

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    What would YOU DO? (No firearms allowed in premisses)

    I carry in my state of Florida & I find myself in a delima during the work week. My place of employment as within their policy, "No Firearms Allowed!!!" I keep my weapon in the glove compartment on private property. I'm uneasy when I'm in my office, hoping no one steals me vehicle with weapon locked in glove compartment. What is your opinion of the matter? What would you do?
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    Get a small safe for your car instead of using the glovebox.
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    What kind of work you do, and if you worry about someone stealing your car, you might want to park somewhere else. A gun safe for autos is available, if your office is closed off, carry concealed and then put in desk drawer. Not sure of whole situation. I know where I work , on a boat, they have a no firearms allowed, but I am not leaving my weapon in my truck for 30 days while I am gone. I bring it with me, and no one is the wiser, I do not show it off, I put it in a safe place, and it is there when my days are up and time to go home, cause you never know what time or where your gettting off the boat....
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    tourkpaksafe (1).JPGtourkpaksafe (2).JPGNano vault 300 or something like it cheap effective.
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    Center of Mass (COM) makes a good safe, I have one for each of my three vehicles, all keyed the same.
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    Carrying against your companies policy will most likely end your employment with them at some time.

    That said.....it might save your life.
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    I would go with a gun safe mounted somewhere out of sight, since most of the times people break into cars at least 2 times in my life it happened to me the armrest and the glovebox are the only places they looked. Never checked the trunk or they would have got some expesive tools, subs, 6 disc cd changer, and a amp. Instead they got a couple ones, some change, and a old Ipod that was worth about $30

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    COM safe and get "the Club" for your car.

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    I am in exactly the same boat. Personally, I don't worry about it being stolen from or with my car. I am relying on the free firearm insurance that comes with an NRA membership to get it replaced if that happens.

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    What I have done

    Most of the replies do not really help the problem, a safe is at least a preventative method for a break in, but pointless if stolen (no better than the glove box). it seems like you have a few option, 1 continue what you are doing and pray, 2 hide your gun in a briefcase or bag and don't tell a sole 3 stop bringing it to work. I don't think there is a good solution to this one. I had this problem and I had a lunch cooler with a zip out bottom. I would slide it in there and then it would get locked in my desk..never an issue (although against policy). Someone mentioned there pistol is insured..irrelevant. We lose our rights when we become irresponsible and allow criminals to access our weapons (like glove box, or even a safe if vehicle is stolen).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravofour View Post
    Most of the replies do not really help the problem, a safe is at least a preventative method for a break in, but pointless if stolen (no better than the glove box). it seems like you have a few option, 1 continue what you are doing and pray, 2 hide your gun in a briefcase or bag and don't tell a sole 3 stop bringing it to work. I don't think there is a good solution to this one. I had this problem and I had a lunch cooler with a zip out bottom. I would slide it in there and then it would get locked in my desk..never an issue (although against policy). Someone mentioned there pistol is insured..irrelevant. We lose our rights when we become irresponsible and allow criminals to access our weapons (like glove box, or even a safe if vehicle is stolen).
    I agree with you that there really is no perfect solution. But disagree about how you define "irresponsible". Keeping a firearm in a locked vehicle in a locked compartment or safe is responsible IMHO. I believe it is more irresponsible to bring a firearm into a workplace where it is prohibited than it is to keep it behind lock and key in a car.

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    I feel you should bring it in with you, or move down here to NC!

    Here in NC, as of DEC. 1st state law trumps company policies by allowing people with a CHP to bring their pistols with them on private property as long as they store it in their vehicles in a locked compartment when they are working. The revised castle law changed a lot of things for the better, this us just one of the smaller changes that occurred.

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    To Meds. Since you do not state what type of job you do I will assume typical office job. Sitting at a desk vs replacing roofing shingles. I would carry at work vs leaving the firearm in the vehicle. I would rather risk ( A small risk) of losing my job vs losing my life. I own my own business so no chance of getting fired.

    I install trailer hitches and I lay on both sides and on my back. So carrying in IWB or OWB or SOB (small of back) is out.I have been carrying in a smart carry for the last 2 months and my brothers who work with me everyday, they have seen me change my shirt and still have no idea that I am carrying a Glock 26. If they have no idea nobody else in your office will. Unless you get frisky with the copy girl, no problems.

    Your personal safety is your personal choice. Yes, getting a new job may be hard to get but you will be alive to try. Also here in NY you may not leave a firearm in a vehicle to prevent it from getting stolen. If I had no choice I would install a real guardal safe in the vehicle. com boxes are great for a quick trip in and out of the post office but I would not leave a firearm in a unattended vehicle all day every day. Just my .02 cents

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