This is a discussion on Firearms not allowed at work, but we've been cautioned about a disgruntled fired empl within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Jdunn217 If it is not an illegal place to carry by law and only a work related policy stating no firearms, don't ...
It just takes one "printing" or dropping your drawers in the john and thinking too much about the butt-chewing your boss just gave you (no pun intended), and forgetting about being armed before it goes "clunk" and someone sees it, or someone else seeing a bulge and their best friend, ex-boyfriend, father in law, cousin twice removed on their ex-sister in law's side, or someone else they know carries and they thus suspect it and tell a manager.
Not only would you lose your job, but there could be legal ramifications as well.
I'd think being caught carrying concealed is a greater chance than being in a situation where you can draw on a disgruntled worker, have a clear field of fire, know exactly what's behind the walls that the bullet is going to travel through if you miss, and know for a fact that no one will run across the space that your aiming through just as you pull the trigger.
But that's just me.
Last edited by Jemsaal; February 1st, 2013 at 03:16 AM.
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Nothing to worry about. As a former employee he read the rules too. Certainly he wouldn't break them. Maybe you should ask your employer to post a no guns allowed sign to make sure he remembers.
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Depending on what you carry(size, concealabilty),I probably would.Concealed is concealed. depending on your position at the company,(desk,Manufacturing? Nature of job? bending repeatedly? possibility of shirt riding risk high? low? Life much more important than job
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In addition to the comments above, I would encourage you to talk with the employer about why the rule is in the handbook, the process and procedures to change the policy, and the potential benefits to having those with CCW carrying within the building.
Ask your company what steps it is taking to ensure your (and that of your coworkers) protection should this guy come back with evil intent. Make them state what their plan is in such an event. Get it on record. Put the spotlight on the company to provide reasonable protection of its employees.
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Since you carry a firearm for sel-defense:
1. Do you currently have an attorney on retainer or one that can be contacted in this event?
2. Does you wife or family know who to call and what actions to take with respect to your defense and other firearms within your home?
3. thru a 1000. Do you have a plan?
If not you better get one!
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I'd rather be alive and recently fired because I chose to violate a company policy than be dead because I chose to adhere to company policy which infringes upon my ability to properly protect myself from harm.
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I feel like I'm stating the obvious here, but I didn't see it mentioned yet. What about speaking with those in power about possibly changing their policy - either permanently or temporarily, in light of recent circumstances.
Can't hurt to at least ask, right?
I would carry concealed. I would not ask them to change their policy and draw attention to myself.
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I'm carrying, not telling anyone. I was looking for a job when I found this one. Of course I'd have been doing this before the flyers went up too.
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